Channel 5 have signed a new deal with production company Endemol to air an extra series of Celebrity Big Brother at the end of the year.
This would be the second series of Celebrity Big Brother to take place in the same year, with the normal Big Brother series set to air in May.
Last year, Channel 5 signed a £40m two-year deal to run the reality show, the contract was originally set out to air one Celebrity Big Brother and one normal Big Brother a year.
The Guardian has recently backed the story that the Celebrity edition will return later on in the year after a 10 week stint of Big Brother, from May through to July.
This will be achieved by shortening Big Brother from 14 weeks to 10 weeks three days, in order to carve out an extra run of the celebrity version.
“Channel 5 is changing,” said Nick Bampton, the Channel 5 commercial sales director. “Our new content and commercial strategies are paying off. And as we’ve demonstrated today, there’s lots more to come.”
Famous faces for the Celebrity edition have already been rumored to be ex-Eastender’s actress, Cheryl Fergison, as well as footballer Freddie Ljungberg.
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