Celebrity Big Brother Returns With 3 27 Million Viewers As Katie Hopkins Enters The House

Celebrity Big Brother returns with 3.27 million viewers as Katie Hopkins enters the house

Celebrity Big Brother returns with 3.27 million viewers as Katie Hopkins enters the house

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Celebrity Big Brother returned to screens last night with bumper ratings for Channel 5 as 3.27 million viewers watched the likes of Katie Hopkins, Calum Best and Keith Chegwin enter the house.

That figure is up by a million compared to the August 2014 series, which began with a 2.2 million viewers last year.

The number is slightly down, however, on the 3.4 million viewers who watched the opening episode of the January 2014 series featuring infamous housemates Lee Ryan, Luisa Zissman and winner Jim Davidson.

Karwai Tang/WireImageKatie Hopkins enters the Celebrity Big Brother house 

The viewing figures put Channel 5 in second place in the 9pm ratings battle – only behind BBC One”s returning drama Silent Witness. The crime series pulled in a strong 6.42 million viewers.

Coronation Street was Wednesday”s most-watched soap with 7.45 million eyeballs tuning in. A rare Wednesday night episode of EastEnders – which didn”t air on Monday – was seen by 6.30 million. Emmerdale was close behind with 6.25 million viewers.

ITVCorrie is top of the soaps 

This year”s CBB crop includes Katie Hopkins, Calum Best, Keith Chegwin, gossip blogger Perez Hilton, singer Alexander O”Neal and Alicia Douvall.

Model Chloe Goodman, Jeremy Jackson, Kavana, Ken Morley, Michelle Visage, Nadia Sawalha and Patsy Kensit complete the cast.

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