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Celebrity Big Brother currently on its 13th series (and 20th series of the original Big Brother), aired last night with 15 celebrity house mates entering the house competing to win £50,000 for their chosen charity. Every year this happens but there’s always someone we don’t know or haven’t heard of in the house, that’s where we come in! I’ve got to admit this year, there is still the usual mix of famous and ‘we aren’t entirely sure who you are’ contestants. Here is everything you need to know about the Celebrity Big Brother contestants of 2017.
Together with her Girls Aloud counterparts, Sarah Harding was part of one of the biggest girl bands in the history of British music. Since taking a break from her girl gang she’s appeared in shows like Coronation Street and Celebrity MasterChef. It’s going to be an emotional roller-coaster for Sarah being in the house after the reports of her affair with Danny Dyer earlier this year, will the public like her? We’ll soon see.
Best known for his role in EastEnders as Barry, Shaun Williamson is no stranger to the bright lights of stardom. He’s been an actor for over 20 years appearing in different dramas and shows such as Scoop and Inspector Morse. Will his wit be enough to keep him in the competition or will he be outshined by one of the other contestants?
Most Haunted’s Derek Acorah was third out onto the Big Brother screen. He describes himself as a spiritual medium but has received a lot of criticism over his legitimacy in the past. After only just getting back from his ‘Whispers from Heaven’ tour, the medium said he was very excited to be a part of the show. Will being on the show expose him as a fake or will we get to see psychic Derek in action? Time will soon tell.
Who hasn’t heard of Paul? Ever since his first appearance in Hollyoaks back in 1997, he’s practically become a household name. Paul has also appeared in the first series of ITV’s Celebrity Love Island and has previously become a regular panellist for Celebrity Big Brothers Bit on the Side in recent years.
Absolute comedy gold, Helen Lederer basically tripped onto the show last night. The actress, writer and comedian turns 63 next month but nothing is stopping her success. She’s also appeared in shows like Loose Women and Countdown. How many times do you think we’ll be keeled over laughing from Helen this series? I’m saying a lot.
Mr Bachelorette himself, Chad Johnson came to US fame on the dating show The Bachelorette and then went on to star in the Bachelor of Paradise (and he was kicked off for bad behaviour). I’m excited to see what antics he gets up to in the house, aren’t you?
Made in Chelsea fans went absolutely crazy last night when Sam stepped onto the CBB catwalk to go into the house. He’s best known for his somewhat rocky relationship with on-screen/off-screen girlfriend Tiffany Watson in the hit drama Made in Chelsea. The 25-year-old isn’t looking for love in the house but has that ever stopped anyone before?
Goggleboxes very own Sandi joined the rest of the contestants last night as she entered the house in a grey ball gown, is she ready to take on the house? We’ll see.
One of the lesser known contestants of this year’s show is ‘the human magnet’ (as he describes himself) Karthik Nagesan. His cockiness and arrogance may have allowed him to meet Lord Sugar but will the public like his witty personality?
American reality TV star Marissa Jade is about to get the shock of her life entering the house if she thinks it’s anything like her recent tweet of Buckingham Palace. Sadly, there will be no maids here Marissa but nice try yeah? Best known for her role in Mob Wives, the American princess sure isn’t ready for the harsh realities of British culture.
The ex-boyfriend of the well-known Towie star Meghan McKenna, the Ex on the Beach star was 11th to enter the new CBB house this year. The reaction from the crowd really said it all about how well he’ll do on this year’s show.
One of Americas most successful models of all time, Brandi Glanville stepped out to a crowd of cheers and waves. Brandi left her home in Beverly Hills to come to the show and left her two children behind too. How long will she last in the CBB house?
The voice of the X Factors 8th series, Amelia Lily’s songs have made the UK charts. One coming in at number two. Only 22, the singer wants to show the UK what she’s really about and enjoy her time in the house before returning back to theatre later this year.
YouTube vlogger, Trisha Paytas arrived in the UK later last week ready for the show. Her YouTube videos have allowed her the success she has today and her 2.5 million following might just have to step their game up and keep her on the show this series. Who knows how long she’ll last sharing a shower with 14 other housemates!
Another gorgeous model graced our screens towards the end of the show and this time it was reality star and model, Jemma Lucy who has previously appeared on Ex on the Beach and more recently took part in Katie Price’s show, Signed by Katie Price.
What do you think of this year’s line up? Are you impressed or is this just another year you won’t be watching? I’m going to make sure I’m up to date with all the latest house-antics as I think this series might be a little fiery…