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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up: First look at the men entering the house

A first look at the men joining the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up has been revealed.


Tuesday 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 began with a female only cast.

Those making up the line up are 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.

Joining them as it stands are Made In Chelsea’s Ashley James, newsreader India Willoughby and former Detective Constable Maggie Oliver, known for her work investigating the Rochdale grooming scandal.

However they won’t be alone for long, with eight men confirmed to be entering live on Friday night.

It was confirmed on tonight’s Bit On The Side that famous footballer John Barnes would be joining the house.


Barnes played for Liverpool and England and currently works as a sports pundit, as well as enjoying a rap music career.

The other seven celebs have yet not been officially confirmed – but below are the rumours…

  1. Footballer turned pundit John Barnes – CONFIRMED
  2. British ballet dancer Wayne Sleep
  3. Comedian Dapper Laughs, real name is Daniel O’Reilly
  4. Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell
  5. Boyzone singer Shane Lynch
  6. US R&B star Ginuwine
  7. The Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady
  8. RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act – aka Shane Jenek

When the male celebrities join, the housemates will take part in a series of entertaining tasks and hidden experiments.

Channel 5 teased: “These will test their – and our – assumptions, challenge gender stereotypes and reveal fascinating truths about what it is to be a woman – and man – in the 21st century.

“See what happens when women hold the power, as Celebrity Big Brother January 2018 is set to be celebratory, surprising and insightful.”


Celebrity Big Brother 2018 airs live on Friday night from 9PM.

The show then continues nightly with the mixed household.