Day -5: Channel 5 to reveal new Housemates before live launch

Channel 5 are to reveal the new Housemates before the live launch of Big Brother

Today, Channel 5 have revealed that they will be showing the identities of the brand new Housemates before the launch of the new series.

In a press statement, they said “Channel 5 today announces that for the first time ever in Big Brother history the new Housemates will officially be revealed before the Live Launch show. The Big Brother: Timebomb 48-hour countdown will commence at 00:01am on Friday 8th May on Big Brother’s official Twitter feed @BBUK ( and on the official Big Brother website (

Once the countdown hits zero at 00:01am on Sunday 10th May all of this year’s new housemates will officially be revealed on @BBUK and BB fans will have two days to get to know the new housemates before they see them walk live into the Big Brother arena; meet Emma Willis and enter the doors of the most famous house in Britain.

Big Brother has scoured the UK and Ireland once again for a fantastic troop of eccentric, entertaining and unique Housemates. From the moment the new Housemates walk through those doors they’ll enter the world of Big Brother: Timebomb. “

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