Most seasoned Big Brother fans are aware of the numerous international versions of the long running hit reality show. Celebrity Big Brother is an offshoot of the original British version of the show, Big Brother UK. The latest installment of the series, Celebrity Big Brother 12, launched on August 22nd and wrapped up on September 13, 2013.

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Celebrity Big Brother is hosted by former model and British television presenter Emma Willis.  The celebrity version of Big Brother usually only lasts three weeks and the HouseGuests receive payment for their participation in the program.  The purpose of the show is for the HouseGuests to avoid eviction by the public vote. A large cash prize is donated to a charity of the winner’s choosing.

Each season usually starts with 12-13 celebrity HouseGuests entering the house on launch night in front of a live audience that boos or cheers each of the entering houseguests. Unlike the American version of the show, Big Brother is an actual entity within the house who communicates with the contestants in the diary room.

Big Brother asks the contestants questions about everything going on in the game to give the audience an idea of what they are thinking and feeling. Each season on launch night, Big Brother will call into the diary room a few of the new housemates and give them a task they must carry out, the tasks are always something that will stir up some trouble or paranoia among the rest of the housemates.

Celebrity Big Brother airs a daily hour-long episode which recaps the previous day’s events.  The eviction shows are an hour and half in length, and intertwine live segments with recaps of the previous day.  Emma Willis hosts the eviction show in front of a live audience and interviews the evicted HouseGuest right after their expulsion from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The Celebrity Big Brother 2013 cast included: Abz Love, Bruce Jones, Carol McGiffin, Charlotte Crosby, Courtney Stodden, Danielle Marr, Dustin Diamond, Lauren Harries, Louie Spence, Mario Falcone, Ron Atkinson, Sophie Anderton, and Vicky Entwistle.

- Michelle Gage

Celebrity Big Brother 12 Episodes:

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Launch Night: Meet the Cast!

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 1 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 2 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 3 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 4 Hightlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 5 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 6 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 7 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Day 8 Live Eviction Recap

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 9 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 10 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 11 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 12 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Eviction Night and Day 13 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 14 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Double Eviction and Day 15 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 16 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 17 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 18 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 19 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Eviction Night and Day 20 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Recap: Day 21 Highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Final Pre-Show Recap

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Final Recap

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 News:

Celebrity Big Brother Spoilers: Carol’s Not So Controversial Racism Controversy

Why Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Cast Courtney Stodden

Celebrity Big Brother 2013 Premiere: Meet the HouseGuests!