The Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast will shy away from Z-list celebrities, it’s been claimed.
The new series of Celebrity Big Brother launches in just one week’s time on Tuesday, January 2 on Channel 5.
Hosted by Emma Willis, show will then continue nightly for around one month.
The new run will see a big twist, with Channel 5 previously announcing that Celebrity Big Brother will begin with an all female cast.
Ahead of the launch show bosses have also confirmed the first celebrity on the line up as Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel Johnson.
She’ll be a part of a more ‘classy’ line up of celebrities, it’s been suggested.
Rachel told the Daily Mail newspaper: “It was going to be called Big Sister (it’s ended up being called Celebrity Big Brother: Year Of The Woman), with a ‘classy’ all-female line-up for the launch.
“Female politicians, performance artists, broadcasters. Serious stuff. Big names were duly dropped, and the emphasis on ’empowerment’ rather than ‘ritual humiliation’ promised,” Rachel spilled.
Women rumoured to be joining Rachel on the cast next month include actress Amanda Barrie, ITV newsreader India Willoughby, Tattoo Fixers star Paisley Billings, Made In Chelsea’s Ashley James and The Apprentice’s Elizabeth McKenna.
Also tipped to appear include Charlotte Leslie, former MP for Bristol North West, and Goggleboxer Sandra Martin.
After the ladies settle in, they’ll be later joined by male celebrities.
US R&B star and Pony hitmaker Ginuwine, Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell, and The Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady have all been rumoured to be going in.
Celebrity Big Brother’s Year Of The Woman launches on Tuesday, 2nd January at 9PM.