Celebrity Big Brother 2013 start date announced

The Channel 5 reality show will once again be hosted by former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling

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Channel 5 will begin broadcasting the next edition of Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday 3 January at 9pm it was announced today.

It will be the ninth time the activities of "celebrities" in the Big Brother House have been broadcast to the nation, and follows the reality television show's move from Channel 4 to Channel 5.

Julian Clary won the last contest in September, beating runner-up Coleen Nolan and Martin Kemp.

2001 Big Brother and 2010 Ultimate Big Brother winner Brian Dowling will continue to host the show. He took over from Davina McCall, who hosted the show for ten years, in 2011.

Emma Willis will also return as the presenter of Big Brother's Bit on the Side.

No contestants have yet been named but the rumours include Katie Price and X Factor's Rylan Clark.

Readers on the Channel 5 website have named some of the famous faces the would like to see in the house as Adam Ant, Davina McCall and Nicki Minaj.