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Celebrity Big Brother launch details confirmed

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Celebrity Big Brother's launch date and round of first nominations have been confirmed by Channel 5.

The year's second run of Celebrity Big Brother will start on Wednesday, August 15 at 9pm on Channel 5, with a two-hour launch episode hosted by Brian Dowling.

Emma Willis and Brian Dowling

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After the stars have been revealed and entered the compound, there will be a 30-minute episode of live feed, followed by Emma Willis's spinoff show Bit on the Side.

It has also been confirmed that there will be the first round of nominations on Friday, August 17. The celebrities will pick who they want to leave the house in a special live show at 10pm.

The series will air two days after the latest run of Big Brother concludes on Monday, August 13 with a 90-minute finale.

Celebrities rumoured to be taking part include Duane Chapman aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, former EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison, Sex, Lies And Rinsing Guys documentary star Danica Thrall, So Solid Crew's MC Harvey, Simon Cowell's ex Jasmine Lennard, comic Julian Clary and Corrie icon Julie Goodyear.

Channel 5 ordered a second run of Celeb Big Brother for 2012, following the ratings success of the Denise Welch, Michael Madsen and Frankie Cocozza series in January.

The Celebrity run will last 23 days.

Watch Brian Dowling talking about Celebrity Big Brother below:

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