Big Brother 12 UK launches this Friday at 9.30pm on Channel 5.
The launch will take place 24 hours after the Celebrity Big Brother final so that the house can be cleaned and some minor changes made.
The show will run for just 10 weeks, so those that thought back to back editions would be over-kill will be pleased as the total run of CBB8 and BB12 will be the same 13 week length as a normal BB UK edition.
The reason why BB12 is only 10 weeks is so that Channel 5 can avoid a clash with ITV1's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here which usually runs during the second half of November.
BB12 will be the UK's 24th Big Brother edition. This extends the record. The country with the next highest number of editions is Spain with 16.
Eviction shows will revert back to the old Channel 4 format of having a 1 hour highlights show, then a 1 hour break, then a 30 minute results and eviction interview show.