Celebrity Big Brother
The new series of CBB kicks off on 28 July. Channel 5

If you weren't already excited about the new series of Celebrity Big Brother, you should be now. A list of the official line-up has apparently been leaked and it looks pretty impressive. According to The Sun, 17 famous faces have been 'confirmed' and will be heading into the house on Thursday night.

A fresh batch of celebrities including Page 3 icon Sam Fox, Marnie Simpson, Lewis Bloor, Stephen Bear, X Factor reject Katie Waissel, Christopher Biggins, Beth Chapman, Absolutely Fabulous actress Helen Lederer, Renee Graziano, Grant Bovey – ex-husband of former contestant Anthea Turner – Frankie Grande, Aubrey O'Day and Chloe Khan were all named by The Sun as heading into the CBB house.

Former EastEnders star Ricky Norwood, The Apprentice runner up Saira Khan, radio DJ James Whale and Storage Hunters' Colin Newell have also been added to the list of Thursday night's roster.

According to the Mirror, Dog The Bounty Hunter's wife Beth Chapman had been set to participate in the new series but was allegedly forced to drop out in the 11th hour over visa issues.

Meanwhile, English actor and I'm a Celebrity... winner Christopher Biggins, is set to become one of the highest paid contestants having reportedly accepted £150,000 to entertain the masses on the show.

As IBTimes UK previously reported Emma Willis will be returning as host of the main show while Rylan Clark-Neal will oversee proceedings on the Bit On The Side spin-off. The iconic eye logo has been treated to a fancy white-and-gold make over with with a smashed star running through the middle. Earlier in July Willis teased fans with a cryptic message on Twitter , which read: "Eye say, good morning people...#CBB is coming!!!" Emma teased. "But all that glitters is not gold!!"

Celebrity Big Brother begins on 30 July at 9pm on Channel 5,just two days after final of the regular Big Brother series.

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Christopher Biggins is set to be joining the Celebrity Big Brother house Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images