PICTURES! Big Brother 2016 contestants: See the BBUK housemates!

Big Brother 2016 cast confirmed

Here's a look at this year's Big Brother 2016 housemates with the latest batch of contestants now confirmed.

This evening was the start of a brand new series as hos Emma Willis promised the "biggest shake up in Big Brother history."

First of the 12 housemates joining the main house was Marco Pierre White Jr, son of the famous celebrity chef.

He was quickly joined by twins Emma and Victoria Jensen, former journalist Andy West and Northern lass Laura Carter as the Emma introduced us to the year's BBUK contestants.

Housemate Number 5 was Alex Cannon, star of MTV's Judge Geordie alongside Vicky Pattison, while he was followed by another MTV star, The Valleys' Lateysha Grace.

After The Others were revealed, the second set of housemates joined the main house.

They began with Aussie Evelyn Ellis and hair stylist Sam Giffen.

Currently unemployed after moving back to the UK from the States, Georgina Leigh Cantwell was in with property developer and movie body double Jason Burrill next.

Last in were former model Jackson Blyton and self-made millionaire entrepreneur Chelsea Singh.

Phew!

So in total we currently have 18 contestants on BBUK this year made up of the Housemates and Others - who's your early favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.

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