TV & Movies

Celebrity Big Brother 2017: start date, house theme and rumoured line-up REVEALED


In case you were wondering what on earth you were going to do to fill the time once this year's regular Big Brother came to an end, and Love Island was but a distant memory, worry no more. The rumoured Celebrity Big Brother start date has been revealed and a whole load of bloody fabulous celebs are said to be heading into the house.

We're still reeling from all the dramz caused by January's intake of celebs, so we have very high hopes for the summer.

Here's what we know so far:

When does Celebrity Big Brother 2017 start?

Summer 2017's edition of Celebrity Big Brother has just been confirmed to start on 1 August. With this year's civilian Big Brother coming to close on 28th July, hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark only have a week off before they're back chucking in a load of celebs into the house.

Is there a theme? What will Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2017 be called?

It's been revealed that the house will transform into a 'high end retreat inspired by celeb hotel hangouts"

What can we expect to see on Celebrity Big Brother 2017?

This summer is the 20th anniversary of Big Brother, so we're expecting bosses to pull out all the stops for an explosive summer edition of Celebrity Big Brother and hoping to see a few familiar faces in the star-studded line-up.

Who is rumoured to entering the Celebrity Big Brother house this summer?

The latest batch of celebs rumoured to be heading into the CBB house sound veeeeery promising. Take a look:

Amelia Lily

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "Amelia was a big hit on The X Factor with viewers falling in love with her big voice and personality.

"She’s sure to make an impression in the house and fans of the show will no doubt enjoy watching her day in day out."

Sarah Harding

Sarah's name has been thrown about in regards to a spot in the CBB house this summer for quite some time.

Speaking to The Sun an insider said: “Sarah is fully onboard. But she is not sure if she feels ready.

"She has been enjoying a career out of the spotlight recently and is not sure she wants to give up her low-key presence just yet." But the rumours of her alleged affair with Danny Dyer have made her a firm favourite.

Jordan Davies

Megan McKenna's ex is said to be following in his former girlfriend's footsteps and is thought to provide some 'explosive' television this summer.

Helen Lederer

The Absolutely Fabulous star, who played posho Catriona in the show, has apparently been offered a massive £300,000 to appear on CBB.

A source told The Sun Online: “Helen’s a great addition to this year’s line-up and is sure to be a big hit with fans.

“They offered her a big money deal that was hard to turn down and she’s looking forward to going into the house later this summer.”

Jemma Lucy

A source told The Sun Online: "Everyone knows Jemma makes for great telly so it's no surprise she's on the Celebrity Big Brother wanted list.

"She’s not afraid to have a barney or strip off so she’ll definitely spice up the house."

She would be SO GOOD.

##Jeremy McConnell and Stephanie Davis

We can barely keep up with all their drama, and things might be about to get a whole load more complicated...

Jeremy is rumoured to be in talks with Celebrity Big Brother bosses, after he was approached to go back into the house for the summer all-star series.

What's more, Stephanie Davis is also rumoured to have been approached.

A source told The Sun: "Jeremy really enjoyed Celebrity Big Brother the first time round and would love to be a part of the Summer Legends series.

"A lot has happened since he last appeared on the show between him and Stephanie, but he knows them both joining the line-up would make incredible telly, and he’s keen to keep his profile up."

Pure dramz.

Rhian Sugden

Rhian Sugden first appeared on the show in 2012 and according to The Sun could be making her return this summer.

Speaking to the newspaper she explained: "I would love to go back in and experience it properly. I am more mature now and less hot headed.

"My time was ruined in the house, I went in and had to lie about having a boyfriend at the time and it got me in all kinds of trouble. "I am a natural-born flirt, I wasn’t doing anyone any harm."


Bianca Del Rio

You may recognise Bianca Del Rio – whose real name is Roy Haylock – from Ru Paul's Drag Race. He's also appeared on CBB spin-off show Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side.

He was recently reported to have said: "Put me in a house with people I hate? Sure, I'll do it." Interesting.

Mark Labbett (The Beast on The Chase)

Mark Labbett AKA The Beast on the game show The Chase was originally rumoured to be heading into the CBB house this January after some confusion over a silhouette image of Game of Thrones' James Cosmo in a teaser vid.

According to TellyMix, he has since come out and said: "As a working minor celeb I will consider any show if the fee is right. "Five years ago, I was earning £100 a day as a supply teacher so I always keep my eye on the important things in life.

"If I went on CBB, the isolation would be my biggest problem - with my job I am a news and information junkie and I am always reading or web surfing info, so I would probably suffer withdrawal symptoms from the digital world."

Same, same.

Kellie Maloney

Formerly known as boxing promoter Frank Maloney, Kelley appeared on CBB in Summer 2014 after publicly revealing that she was living as a woman.

The Sun reports that after Kellie admitted she was in a "very bad place" during her first appearance on CBB, she'd like to return to show everyone "the real Kellie Maloney."

Lauren Harries

Lauren Harries has also hinted at a return to CBB after taking part in the shoe in 2013.

Speaking to The Sun Online, she revealed: "It’s always possible, you never know what might happen.

"I need to go back in! There have been petitions, I get hundreds of notifications a day, I can’t go outside as people are asking why I’m not in the house!"

Umm. Give the people what they want, Lauren hun!

And if she does head back into the house, Lauren wants to make a big entrance: "I want one of those big balloon things on my back and I’ll glide into the house. I’d like them to try and fly me in some way. It would make everybody so happy. The internet would blow up!"


Bobby Norris

We are actually VVVV excited to hear the news that TOWIE's Bobby Norris has apparently been "in talks" with CBB producers about appearing on the show this summer.

Speaking to The Sun Online, he explained: "I might have had a little meeting! Haha, yeah I have had a conversation about it in the past…

"I’ve got to do the summer one as well, cos you’ve got the garden and you can have a cheeky sunbathe."

We like your thinking, Bobs.

Keep checking back for ALL the latest news, rumoured contestants, and GOSSIP!

Heat magazine cover