For a couple of weeks now, there have been rumours that following the house expansion on Big Brother UK, there would be two houses in the upcoming summer series, one housing 'normal' housemates and the other being full of celebrities. Rylan Clark-Neal has now however attempted to clear up those rumours.



Speaking to Digital Spy, the Big Brother's Bit on the Side host explained: "There's still going to be a Big Brother in the summer and there's still going to be a Celebrity Big Brother.

"This is the first year I'm out of the loop because I have to be. Be prepared for the unexpected, and I can say that more for this than any other series of Big Brother.

"I mean, I'd love (a Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother mash-up). But when I say celebrities, I don't think we're talking A-listers. I don't think we're talking massive but I do like the concept of mixing it up. But for us, it's a brand new show this year.

"Everything's coming very soon. The new look, new treatment, new feel. It's a brand new show this year.

"Which is scary for me and Emma (Willis), scary for the production team, and very scary for the housemates. It feels like we're starting a new school. It's like going to big school."

He also offered a small tease on the rumours of celebrities for the next series, including Lady Colin Campbell and Helen Flanagan: "Of course they'd make great housemates.

"When you see a list that's printed in the paper, I always say this - and I shouldn't but I will - 50% is normally right. If they're being rumoured, they're being rumoured for a reason.

"But, anyone can drop out at any time. Until they walk through those doors, we don't even know."

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother will return to Channel 5 later this year.

Rylan's new chat show, Up Late with Rylan airs Mondays to Thursdays at 11pm on Channel 5.

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