Channel 5 have stated in the website FAQ that there will be no online Live Feed for the new series
Channel 5 have stated on the official Big Brother website that there will be no online Live Stream – despite the online feed doing well this summer. The live feed partially returned for Big Brother: Secrets and Lies and Celebrity Big Brother 12 between 12am and 2am. However this will not return with the new series of Celebrity Big Brother.
This comes after fans called for the live feed to be reinstated. Instead, producers will be ‘focus on the nightly highlight shows’ and ‘social media platforms’. There will still be the live Twitter account for Celebrity Big Brother – @bbuklive
Channel 5 had previously aired Big Brother: Live From the House on 5* daily at the start of Big Brother: Secrets and Lies. However they axed the show due to poor ratings. Channel 5 then reinstated the Live Streaming on the official Big Brother website for the entire series. The 24 hour Live Stream was axed from the show in 2011 when Channel 5 took over the show. The channel then reinstated a partal Live Stream after Evictions with Big Brother: Live from the House in 2012.
Big Brother: Live from the House however airs on Channel 5 for half an hour after evictions for the new series. The first episode has been scheduled for 11:30pm on Friday 10th January.
Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 on January 3rd.