Celebrity Big Brother 2013 launch date revealed! TOWIE’s Mario Falcone & former Coronation star Bruce Jones are going in!

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As fans of Big Brother will know, the regular series ends on Monday with a two-part final that airs on Channel 5 as of 9pm…

And it’s been revealed today that the new series of Celebrity Big Brother kicks off on Thursday 22 August at 9pm, so that of course doesn’t give C5 backstage staff much time to get in there and carry out alterations to make the place fit for celebs…

And among those going in on Thursday are former Coronation Street star Bruce Jones – who played the part of layabout Les Battersby – and 5ive singer, Abs, whose real name is Richard Breen, as well as The Only Way Is Essex star, Mario Falcone.

Bruce’s participation in this year’s series of CBB will mark his return to our screens after his life went pretty much down the toilet when he was axed from Corrie in 2007 for “drunkenly revealing plots to fellow drinkers in pubs.”

The Mirror adds, “In 2010 he grabbed the wheel of a car his wife Sandra was driving in a bid to kill them both.

“Months later, he took a mechanic’s job and in 2011 he lost two homes, in Cheshire and Wales, because of his debts.”

Bruce, who has stopped drinking, said, “I decided I’d drink my depression away. I wanted to die.”

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Bruce reckons that his depression was triggered when he discovered one of the Yorkshire ripper’s victims. And of course, TOWIE star Mario has also dealt with depression and last year, he reportedly attempted suicide.

We will of course keep you posted on news about who will be going into the CBB house as soon as we get it, but for now, here’s a look at what’s been happening in the house recently…

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One Response to “Celebrity Big Brother 2013 launch date revealed! TOWIE’s Mario Falcone & former Coronation star Bruce Jones are going in!”

  1. granny di says:

    Its starting to look a bit more interesting if the the leaks are true. At least I know 5 of the people who are supposed to be going in now and my grandchildren seem to know the rest so it might be a good mix.

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