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Who are the Celebrity Big Brother 2014 contestants? All the line up rumours, show plans and more

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Celebrity Big Brother 2014 starts on Friday 3 January.

The producers have been working for months on making this series of the Channel 5 reality show the best yet.

The last series - held over the summer - was won by Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby who used her bubbly personality to win over the public and take home the crown.

This time there's a lovely new luxury house suitable for housemates of a celebrity status but the line-up is a closely guarded secret.

Host Emma Willis doesn't even know who's going in, saying: "People come up to me all the time and ask who’s going into the house, but this time around I just don’t know."

But who will exactly be going in? Which singers, actors and all-round entertainers will be entering the house?

One person who WON'T be going onto the show is professional holder of awful opinions Katie Hopkins.

Katie has clarified she will not be setting foot in the plush residence, she said: "I am not going into the CBB house on January 3rd. Instead I will be watching it with you."

Another person you can probably count out is Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding who wasn't very happy when it was suggested she would be partaking in a bit of Celebrity Big Brother action.

After a blogger reported that she was 'confirmed' to go into the CBB house, the furious northerner launched into a blistering rant.

Among other things Harding labelled the report as "bulls***" and asked whether it was "April f***ing fools or Boxing Day?"

In a (much) smaller display of Twitter aggression, American celebrity and record-breaking comedian Kathy Griffin got a good laugh after the same blogger reported that she too had signed up for a stint in the house, tweeting: "Haha NO WAY!"

Remind yourself of just why Kathy would make a great housemate below.

But before that check out everything we know about Celebrity Big Brother 2014 below.

When does Celebrity Big Brother 2014 start?

Channel 5 have confirmed the start date for the new series will be Friday 3 January 2014, which gives them just enough time to give the house a good hoover and dust their knick knacks for the highly anticipated launch night.

Who's going into the Celebrity Big Brother house?

We'd love to be able to tell you that CBB's producers have signed up Oprah, actress Angelina Jolie and Justin Bieber to appear on the Channel 5 reality show, but sadly we cannot.

But you can possibly look forward to watching some cracking faces on your tellyboxes.

The latest celebrity face rumoured to be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house is a movie actress once linked with Courteney Cox's ex-husband David Arquette.

Jasmine Waltz, 31, jetted over from Los Angeles last weekend – and her Twitter and Instagram accounts contain several references to her being in London.

Made in Chelsea's Ollie Locke.

The 27-year-old has been linked to CBB after leaving the reality soap in August and was rumoured to be following fellow posh pal Hugo Taylor into the I'm a Celebrity jungle. However, Ollie did not end up in Australia for the ITV series.

Bisexual Ollie will be the first cast member from the E4 show to sign up for the Channel 5 series.

Neighbours star Alan Fletcher, who has played Dr Karl Kennedy for almost 20 years in the Aussie soap, is reported to have signed a six-figure deal to be part of the Channel 5 series, according to The Sun.

The 56-year-old would follow in the footsteps of his Aussie soap co-star Ryan Maloney who finished third on last year's show.

Former boxer Evander Holyfield has also been linked to a spot in the show, with a reported six-figure deal.

TOWIE beauty Sam Faiers will reportedly be heading into the house.

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Housemate? Sam Faiers is one of the favourites to enter the house

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The Essex blonde has reportedly landed a six figure sum to step into the most famous house in the UK but Sam, 22, will not quit TOWIE.

Rapper Dappy is reportedly ready to enter the Celebrity Big Brother House - a year after saying he would never do a reality TV show.

According to The Sun, the former N-Dubz singer, 26, is set to sign a £100,000 deal to take part in the latest series of the Channel 5 show.

New mother Katie Price is also reportedly ready to ink a massive six-figure deal to head into Britain's most famous house.

A TV source said: “It might surprise people that a star as big as Katie would consider Celeb BB.

"But it seems she’s keen and it would be a great coup for Channel 5. It looks like it could happen this time.

“Katie’s a colourful ­character, opinionated and still one of the most recognisable faces in the land. She’d be a ­massive hit.”

Jim Davidson has been again linked with the show after having to pull out at the last minute during the summer.

Whatever happens we're hoping for a repeat of the best Celebrity Big Brother moment in history.

What's new?

Carol McGiffin is joining the Celebrity Big Brother presenting team just months after quitting Loose Women.

The TV presenter - who came fourth in the last series of CBB - will become head panelist on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Psych.

The Sunday People columnist said: "When I was in the house I was a straight talker, and it will be the same on Bit On The Psych. 

"I’m really looking forward to getting inside the housemates heads and seeing what makes them tick."

Bit On The Psych will air on Saturday nights after the main show with Iain Lee returning to co-present with Rylan Clark.

Emma Willis will resume hosting duties for the main show, while former X Factor contestant Rylan will return to co-present Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side with her.

Plus there's a whole new eye logo.

What do the bookies say?

 

Unsurprisingly rent-a-gob extraordinaire Katie Hopkins was 4/5 favourite before she said she wasn't going in, closely followed by fellow Apprentice contestant, Stella English at 6/5.

The Only Way is Essex beauty Sam Faiers could be set to share her Joey Essex heartbreak live on Channel 5 as she's 3/2 to go in, alongside TV presenter Justin Lee Collins, also at 3/2.

The artist formerly known as Jordan - Katie Price - follows at 7/4, with Lindsay Lohan at 2/1.

Boxers David Haye and Ricky Hatton sit at 6/1 and 10/1 respectively.

Serial reality TV starlet and former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan is at 12/1 to leave her newly-reformed relationship with footballer Scott Sinclair at the Celebrity Big Brother house door for fortnight or so.

Longshots, according to bwin.com, also include pop nuisance Justin Bieber at 33/1.

The bookmakers are even offering odds on diver Tom Daley going into the house at 7/1.

It looks like this could also be the year we see a Spice Girl in the house, with odds on any former Spice - though let's face it, not Posh - going in sitting at 3/1, while any member of Girls Aloud are at 4/1.

Likewise, any member of Take That have the same and will be hoping to emulate Mark Owen's success after he won the second celebrity edition of the show back when it was on Channel 4.

Who do you think will win Celebrity Big Brother 2014? With housemates yet to be confirmed, here are Paddy Power's odds on the outright winner.

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