Big Brother launch date confirmed

Big Brother will return for a 13th series on Tuesday, June 5, it has been confirmed.

The reality show will be back on Channel 5 for a non-celebrity edition from early next month.

Channel 5 will launch the series with a special auditions show, hosted by Jamie East, before a one-hour-and-45-minute live launch at 9pm with Brian Dowling.

Emma Willis returns with spinoff series Bit on the Side at 10.45pm.

The first live eviction will air on Friday, June 8 at 10pm.

An extra Celebrity version of the reality show has been ordered by Channel 5 to air directly after the civilian version finishes at the end of the summer.