Big Brother Launch Live Blog: Which Celebrities Are Entering The House?

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Brian Dowling at last year's Big Brother launch
Brian Dowling at last year's Big Brother launch

Celebrity Big Brother returns to our screens tonight for and so far we've seen the diary room chair and the Swiss lodge style interior in the Elstree pad, but which camera-brave celebrities are about to enter the house?

According to reports, there have been last minute changes to the line-up, with celebs dropping out over money, and perhaps even coming to their senses.

But the 'stars' who are still rumoured to be fame hungry/bored/confused enough to enter the reality show include X Factor reject Frankie Cocozza, Michael Madsen of Reservoir Dogs, Natalie Cassidy who used to play Sonia in EastEnders and Loose Woman's Denise Welch.

Plus Kirk Norcross who is set to follow Amy Childs in defecting from ITV2's The Only Way is Essex to the Channel 5 reality show, former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas, I'm A Celebrity's Nicola McClean, Natasha Giggs – formerly married to Ryan Giggs' brother Rhodri and So Solid Crew's Romeo, who reportedly joined after Blue's Lee Ryan quit.

Of course there are bound to be some surprises - it wouldn't be Big Brother if there weren't - and although the line-up isn't exactly A-list there are at least some, dare we say, 'interesting' personalities amongst the suggested housemates.

Who do you want to enter the house?

Join in with our live blog below by using the Twitter hashtag #cbb from 9pm tonight.

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@ brokenbottleboy : Frankie Cocozza looked at Denise and quickly performed a calculation in his head: "Would I? Course I would!" #cbb

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@ NickdeSemlyen : Only one explanation for Michael Madsen's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. He's got to kill bills. #CBB

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Denise Welch joins #cbb , this is going to be FUN

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Romeo Dunn - we still know all the lyrics to 21 seconds... #cbb

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Great song choice for Natasha Giggs' entrance - Good Girl? Really? #cbb

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@ samparkercouk : "We couldn't afford Kim Kardashian, but..." #CCB

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Georgia Salpa only works for "one hour a day". #cbb is going to be a long slog for her then

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Reem Kirk Norcross is taking after his ex Amy Childs and entering the #cbb house

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@ OK_Magazine : Natalie is so GOOD at this task, we can't stop cringing. Someone give her a medal, or a hug #CBB

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@ brokenbottleboy : "Hi I'm Nicola McLean…" "Right…um…did you used to work in our local Starbucks or something?" #cbb

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Nicola McLean "most famous for being a glamour model" is going in... no wonder we've never heard of her #cbb

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@ SootyOfficial : I've seen a better selection of Animals at Bristol Zoo #cbb

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Gareth Thomas is going in, we hear he is a rugby player. Struggles to boil an egg though #cbb

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@ danowen79 : Why is Brian Dowling dressed like Bates from DOWNTON ABBEY? #bbuk #cbb

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : *Cringe* poor Nat Cass having to say she finds younger men attractive to Frankie, he'll be adding her name to his bum #cbb

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@ brokenbottleboy : If I was Brian, I'd have a nice big bottle of antibacterial gel nearby after shaking the Coccozza claw #cbb

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Frankie Cocozza is going into a house with two playboy bunnies, oh dear God #CBB

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@ Coops_tv : Brian darling, stop saying "I like it!" to every response! #CBB

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Pineapple Dance Studio's Andrew Stone is entering the house promising "the unexpected" #cbb

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@ boydhilton : Madsen never adjusted to life after Reservoir Dogs. He's still waiting for Quentin to give him some direction. #CBB

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Madsen to Cassidy: "How did you get this job?"... erm, because no one else wanted it?

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@ LukeMarsden : "what are you expecting from your BB experience?" "nothing" us too mate.... #cbb

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : Says he "knows f**k all about Big Brother" and thinks it will be "like rehab without doctors" #cbb

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Michael Madsen enters the house!

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@ TVKev : Ah the old earpiece ruse. Not seen for at least two years. #cbb

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@ CarolineCitrin : RT @danwootton "It's an honour." Cassidy talking about entering the Big Brother house like most actresses talk about winning an Oscar! #CBB

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : That awkward bit where you have to talk to yourself on national TV #CBB

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Soniaaaa! Natalie Cassidy is the first housemate in. Mentions how the press pick on her weight. It's only going to get worse Nat.

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Dowling calls the interior chic... we call it tacky

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@ HuffPostUKEnt : How many people have accidentally put Channel 4 on to watch #cbb?

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