Celebrity Big Brother 2018 housemates: Latest line up rumours

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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 kicks off tonight on Channel 5 but who’s on the line up?

Celebrity Big Brother UK’s 21st series begins this evening from 9PM, hosted by Emma Willis.

Channel 5 has already confirmed a big twist for the new series, starting the show with an all female cast before male celebrities join later.

Show bosses have said that the women led series will be marking 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time.

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

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

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast

Ahead of the start date, Channel 5 has confirmed the first celebrity on the line up as Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel Johnson.

She’ll apparently be a part of a more ‘classy’ line up of celebrities than in recent years.

“Female politicians, performance artists, broadcasters. Serious stuff. Big names were duly dropped, and the emphasis on ’empowerment’ rather than ‘ritual humiliation’ promised,” Rachel said in an in interview with the Daily Mail.

Beyond Rachel, no names have been confirmed but there have been lots of rumours.

The most likely to be taking part include Model and Ex On The Beach star Jess Impiazzi, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Malika Haqq, actress Amanda Barrie, ITV newsreader India Willoughby, Tattoo Fixers star Paisley Billings and Made In Chelsea’s Ashley James.

Also tipped to appear include The Apprentice’s Elizabeth McKenna, Charlotte Leslie, former MP for Bristol North West, and Goggleboxer Sandra Martin.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house

As for the men, US R&B star and Pony hitmaker Ginuwine and Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell have reportedly signed up to Celebrity Big Brother, alongside The Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady.

It’s understood the men will join the house on Friday night.

For now, Celebrity Big Brother’s Year Of The Woman launches tonight, January 2 at 9PM.

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