The first glimpse into the Celeb Big Brother house

Producers of the new series of Celebrity Big Brother are turning on the bling, with carousel horses in the garden and a glamorous bathroom fit for the stars.

Pictures released by the Channel 4 show reveal the bathroom area decked out with glitzy gold statues.

A regal-looking chaise longue in red and gold also adorns the house, while the bedroom has a red and brown theme, with large red stars running through the carpet.

A couple of exercise bikes also feature in the swanky pad, helping the celeb contestants to keep in shape.

The garden, with its walls painted ice blue, features three white carousel horses as well as an enclosed area behind bars.

The celebrities entering the house will be officially revealed on Friday January 2 – the day the show starts – although unconfirmed rumours suggest presenter Ulrika Jonsson, Liberty X’s Michelle Heaton and former Sugababe Mutya Buena will be int he house with ‘Mini Me’ actor Verne Troyer and Michale Jackson’s sister La Toya.

Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Michael Barrymore will turn roving reporter for the new series. He’ll appear on the fanzine show Celebrity Big Brother’s Little Brother, offering his thoughts on the celebrities, as well as becoming an on-the-street reporter.

Celebrity Big Brother launches live at 9pm on Friday, January 2 on Channel 4.

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