What time does Celebrity Big Brother 2014 start? All you need to know about new series

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The new series of Celebrity Big Brother UK starts tonight, but who will be going in the house and what's planned for the stars? Here's our guide to this month's launch!

What time does Celebrity Big Brother 2014 start?
Celebrity Big Brother starts on Friday, January 3 at 9PM on Channel 5. Emma Willis will host a two hour long live launch show, before Ryan Clark fronts spin-off Bit On The Side straight after from 11PM.

Who are this year's Celebrity Big Brother celebrities?
The current rumoured Celebrity Big Brother line up includes Apprentice star Luisa Zissman, Blue's Lee Ryan, Made In Chelseas Ollie Locke and journalist Liz Jones.

More names set to the new series are said to be former Strictly star Nancy Dell’Olio, N-Dubz singer Dappy, comedian Jim Davidson, TOIWE’s Sam Faiers and more recently, boxer Evander Holyfield and Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher.

> Celebrity Big Brother 2014 celebrities - rumoured housemates

Who is presenting it all this time around?
Emma Willis remains the host of the main show, having taken over from Brian Dowling in the summer, but it's all change again on the spin-off Bit On The Side.

AJ Odudu has been axed, leaving Rylan Clark to present the Channel 5 show when Emma Willis is off..

Meanwhile, Carol McGiffin will join the Celebrity Big Brother team as head panelist on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Psych. Bit On The Psych will air on Saturday nights after the main show and will be co presented by Rylan Clark and Iain Lee.

Any twists planned?
Big Brother always has something up his sleeve and this year is no different, with Channel 5 teased earlier this year: "As usual the show will be packed full of twists and turns, starting from the get-go, when on launch night Big Brother will be unleashing his biggest twist yet… "

Rumour as it, tonight's Celebrity Big Brother twist will see the housemates start the show handcuffed together in pairs, with Emma revealing all in the live launch show.

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    Is this the big twist? On Friday 3rd January, join Emma Willis at the Celebrity Big Brother compound as she introduces the latest batch of famous faces. In this launch episode, Big Brother will unveil his biggest twist yet as three housemates are sent packing to the Celebrity Cave. After all the celebrities have entered, the group must discuss which three of their own they wish to banish to the cave, and these three housemates will leave the luxurious new house for the dirty squalor of the cave. However, unbeknownst to the other housemates living in luxury, they will watch their every move, and even give one housemate of their choice an earpiece to carry out all of theirs and Big Brother's fiendish demands. But that's not all, nominations will also be tampered with once again as the three housemates will learn that they are immune from the first eviction when in fact they're not. It's set to be a predictable and rehashed first week as Big Brother repeats some of his most overexposed and uninspiring twists of all time, and the celebrities second guess everything that's about to happen. [Episode 1/24]

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    full list of teaser descriptions is as follows:

    •This housemate likes a party after
    hanging out with Paris Hilton

    •With an OBE to their name this
    housemate has been around the block

    •She has braved Lord Sugar, but is
    she a match for Big Brother?

    •This housemate is proud to have had
    a sparkling vajazzle

    •This babe has whopping 34GG breasts

    •The woolly hat-wearing wannabe
    could be trouble

    •He’s a heavyweight boxing champ
    ready to KO rivals

    •This contestant represented the UK
    in Eurovision

    •This musical theatre star has been
    in Blood Brothers

    •The loudmouth has had a public spat
    with Rihanna

    •Posh and lives in Chelsea. Who
    could it be?

    •One is a tap dancer

  • @BBSPY

    Celebrity Big Brother 2014 housemates will be handcuffed to their potential
    enemies in the series launch twist, it has been revealed.

    to the Daily Star, bosses have split the new line-up in to pairs ahead of
    tonight’s live show, and each duo will be bound together by handcuffs before
    they enter the house.

    the pairings have been deliberately picked to ’cause chaos’, with each celeb
    matched to one that they could end up clashing with. Two single housemates will
    also be cuffed together in the hope that they’ll ignite a romance. “Every pairing is deliberate.
    There will be two people handcuffed together who we know will hate each other
    instantly. Another pairing could be this year’s big romance and others will be
    linked who we know will have a right laugh together.

    mean, but it’s going to cause mayhem in the house from the minute the door is