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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up: Male celebrity housemates CONFIRMED

Here are the men joining the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up tonight.


Tuesday 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, actress Amanda Barrie, 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.

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Eight male celebrities join the house tonight.


Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast: The male housemates

John Barnes
It was confirmed on Bit On The Side that famous footballer John Barnes would be joining the house alongside other men on Friday night. Barnes played for Liverpool and England and currently works as a sports pundit, as well as enjoying a rap music career.

Wayne Sleep
British ballet dancer Wayne Sleep is set to enter the currently all female house from Friday night.

Daniel O’Reilly / Dapper Laughs
Dapper Laughs is a controversial comedian, whose real name is Daniel O’Reilly. A source said to The Sun: “Dapper Laughs is going to make great TV and he’s definitely going to spice things up in the house.”

Jonny Mitchell
Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell has signed up as one of the men on the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast. The reality star is newly single following his split from former CBB housemate Stephanie Pratt.

Shane Lynch
Boyzone singer Shane Lynch is one of the male Celebrity Big Brother 2018 housemates. He rose to fame in the Irish boy band alongside Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately and Mikey Graham.

Another one of the boys, US R&B star Ginuwine has signed up for Celebrity Big Brother. He’s perhaps most noteworthy for 1996 hit Pony, one of eight Top 40 songs to his name.

Andrew Brady
The Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady is one of male names on the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 lineup. According to reports, show bosses hope “laddish” Andrew could make for a hit housemate.


Courtney Act (Shane Jenek)
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act – aka Shane Jenek – will join the male celebs. A source told The Sun: “Courtney has seen everything as a drag queen so nothing will faze her in the house.”

Presented by Emma Willis, Celebrity Big Brother will initially explore how the all-female housemates interact, from politicians to performing artists, as they enter the house together.

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.

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“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 nightly on Channel 5. The male celebrities will enter live on Friday night.


Spin-off show Bit On The Side will run weeknights with Rylan Clark-Neal.

The final date has not yet been confirmed but typically takes place in the first week of February.