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Emma Willis: 'Hopefully Big Brother will keep going for a little longer'

Emma Willis hopes the Celebrity Big Brother contestants will "put on a good show" for viewers when the new series kicks off.

Emma Willis is hopeful Big Brother has the potential to continue for a few more series.

The 41-year-old presenter has hosted the reality series and its celebrity spinoff since 2013, and will front the new season of Celebrity Big Brother when it premieres on Tuesday night (01Aug17).

With a huge rise in popularity of other reality shows like Love Island, Big Brother has dwindled in terms of viewing figures. But Emma is optimistic that the programme will keep going for a while longer yet.

"I hope it’s got legs. I’ve been obsessed with it since it began in 2000, but everything has a shelf life," Emma told The Sun. "Hopefully it will go for a little while longer. It would be nice for it to at least make 20 years."

This year's series will see famous faces such as Sarah Harding and Paul Danan make their way into the house. And Emma is hopeful that the line-up will provide several weeks of entertainment for viewers.

“In the normal Big Brother the contestants are fighting for a lot of money, but in Celebrity Big Brother I like it to be fun as all the housemates are being paid to be in there," she said. "The housemates who threaten to walk because the hot water is turned off are a bit annoying, as it’s not like anything seriously bad will happen to them. They just need to enjoy it and put on a good show."

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah was pictured arriving at a secret hotel on Monday, while bosses attempted to keep the other contestants' identities shrouded in secrecy with blankets and umbrellas.

The Sun also reported that following the news that The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward had pulled out of the series, her arch nemesis Sinitta is now keen to go in the house on Tuesday night, after previously causing problems with her string of demands.

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