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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up under fire for ‘lack of diversity’

Celebrity Big Brother 2018’s all women line up hasn’t won everyone over.


Last night saw the first half of the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast revealed as eight leading ladies joined the house.

In what has been named ‘Year Of The Women’, CBB’s latest run begun with a female only cast.

Those making up the line up included former MP Ann Widdecombe, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Malika Haqq, Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel Johnson, Ex On The Beach star Jess Impiazzi and actress Amanda Barrie.

They’re joined by Made In Chelsea’s Ashley James, newsreader India Willoughby and former Detective Constable Maggie Oliver, known for her work investigating the Rochdale grooming scandal.

But some viewers have been left unhappy with an apparent lack of diversity.

Former Big Brother housemate Deborah Agboola said: “I would have loved a bit more diversity … there is so much more women who have accomplished so MUCH from different background. @bbuk #CBB #CBBBOTS”


Agreed fellow BBUK star Raph Korin: “Is 2018 the year of the blondes? ? more diversity among the women would have been nice… #cbb”

Some suggested the cast were ‘too white’.

“Love the all female theme and the inclusion of the LGBT community, but I’m disappointed by the lack of racial diversity #CBB,” @CalumSays_ tweeted.

@zaddyziggler wrote: “One woman of colour in a female empowerment serious is DISGUSTING, where the f**k is the race diversity, this series is a f**king joke #BBUK #CBB #CelebrityBigBrother”

The current cast of eight women will be joined by a number of male housemates from Friday night.


Rumoured to be entering are footballer John Barnes, Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell, Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, US rapper Ginuwine, The Apprentice’s Andrew Brady and Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 continues nightly on Channel 5 at 9PM.