Waw! What a couple of days it has been for Celebrity Big Brother. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the current series had been granted an extension of four days from January 24 to January 28 and today, a further extension has been granted.
Channel 5 has today confirmed that the current series of Celebrity Big Brother will come to an end a day later on Wednesday, January 29 with an extra eviction put in place.
According to the official schedules which have today been updated by Channel 5, a further eviction will take place on Sunday, January 26. The episode was originally only meant to be a 60 minute highlights show, but now an eviction will take place during the 60 minute period.
We have been told that the further extension has been granted “due to the developing editorial in Celebrity Big Brother”.
The finale, which will now take place on January 29 will dominate the schedule on the Wednesday night as the finale will begin at 9pm and finish at 10:30pm. Following on from that at 10:30pm, Bit on the Side will air with a special 90 minute episode.
Check out the amended schedule, below:
Sunday, January 26
21:00 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction (was originally a highlights show)
Monday, January 27
21:00 Celebrity Big Brother
23:00 CBB’s Bit on the Side
Tuesday, January 28
21:00 Celebrity Big Brother (highlights show, was originally the final)
23:00 CBB’s Bit on the Side
Wednesday, January 29
21:00 Celebrity Big Brother: The Final
23:30 CBB’s Bit on the Side
This is the first time that a reality TV show has ever been extended whilst on air and CBB hasn’t just done it once, we’ve had two extensions this series.
We’re not entirely sure how it will work with the celebrities’ contracts, but we believe there is a clause in the contract which states that the celebrities must be available for a number of days following on from the finale. This will explain the extension date.
Last night, Jasmine Waltz became the second housemate to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house and Emma Willis announced that on Friday, ALL celebrities will face the public vote.
However, Jasmine was given the opportunity to save two housemates from the eviction on Friday night and much to the surprise of just about everyone, she chose to save Linda Nolan and Casey Batchelor.
When asked why she had chosen the two housemates, Jasmine said that she thinks Linda and Casey will have fun in the house together, whilst she wants the rest of the housemates on the outside world with her.
Celebrity Big Brother 2014 now shares the title of the joint longest running Celebrity Big Brother series with CBB7, which was the last celebrity series to air on Channel 4, before the series moved to its new home on Channel 5.
Celebrity Big Brother continues this evening on Channel 5.