Celebrity Big Brother will return to Channel 5 on Thursday 3 January at 9pm, the broadcaster has confirmed.
The new run will be the fourth celebrity series of the reality show to air on Channel 5 after the programme ended its decade-long relationship with Channel 4 in 2011.
Big Brother series two winner Brian Dowling will reprise his role as host of the show and Emma Willis will also return as host Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.
Although no contestants have yet been named for the series, rumoured celebrities include The X Factor’s X Rylan Clark, the Duchess of Cambridge’s burlesque dancer cousin Katrina Darling and Katie Price.
The last series of the celebrity show aired in August and September 2012 over 24 days. Comedian Julian Clary eventually won it, with television presenter and former singer Coleen Nolan runner-up.