Big Brother: Timebomb is nearly upon us and it’s already got a trick up its sleeve.
For the first time in the history of the show, Big Brother will be revealing this year’s housemates a full two days before the show’s launch.
How ruddy exciting!
The Big Brother: Timebomb 48-hour countdown will commence at 00.01am on Friday 8 May on the official website of the series.
Once the countdown hits 00.01am on Sunday 10 May, all of this year’s eccentric lot will be available to peruse and your pleasure, allowing you to get to know your new best friends for the summer before they enter the most famous bungalow in Britain.
This year’s Timebomb theme has also prompted rumours that former BB alumni could be coming back to the show.
Show host Emma Willis admitted in a Q&A on the official Big Brother website that she would love to see the return of housemates from the more recent series.
“I loved Gina and Dexter from a couple of years ago. I really liked Chris and Ashleigh from last year,” she said.
“Someone I would have liked to see more of ¬– and I don’t know whether it would have been a good or bad thing – was Sallie Axl. She was so hardcore. We may have missed out on a great housemate by her leaving after a week. I wonder what she might have given us!”
BBBOTS presenter and CBB winner Rylan Clark, however, would be more excited to see some classic housemates take part.
He explained: “I would love to see the likes of Nikki Grahame, Aisleyne, Makosi, Heidi and Spencer. I would love to see the core Big Brother people like Nadia. There are so many of those people over the years that are the reason that the show is still on air.”
Big Brother: Timebomb live launch airs Tuesday 12 May at 9pm on Channel 5.