A third housemate has won immunity from the first Celebrity Big Brother eviction.
Last 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 begun 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.
After entering, the ladies were called to a secret room where they met up with host Emma Willis.
Emma revealed a first twist to the series, explaining that women will be in charge of the first round of nominations. The male celebs – to enter Friday night – won’t be able to nominate.
However that doesn’t mean the women can’t be nominated by one another and end up facing the first eviction.
To guarantee their safety, the housemates need to win immunity passes. A number of challenges over the next few days will allow the women to secure their place in the house.
In the live show, the housemates had to work in pairs to win the first two immunity passes. Jess and Amanda won the challenge – which involved solving an electric puzzle – meaning they will be immune from the first eviction.
In addition, they had the power to pick one housemate to join them in enjoying immunity.
They decided to chose Maggie. Amanda explained: “We decided because the kindness we felt and the house needed a stability and fair judgement and a warmth we could run to. So we gave immunity to Maggie.”
Therefore, as it stands, Maggie, Amanda and Jess are immune from eviction.
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.