Celebrity Big Brother 2018's Year Of The Women: One week to go!

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There’s just one week to go now until Celebrity Big Brother 2018 kicks off, and here’s what we know so far...

It's already been confirmed this year's series will see a big twist from launch night, Tuesday January 2, with an all women cast.

Channel 5 confirmed Celebrity Big Brother 2018 will begin with an all female line up with male celebrities joining 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.

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.

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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 line up

Ahead of the launch date on Tuesday January 2, Channel 5 has 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 claimed.

"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 Barriem 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.

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

Meanwhile, the CBB house has had a makeover with the a pop art themed refurb.

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This year's Celebrity Big Brother celebrities will descend down the famous staircase to find a new look bungalow that includes a sauna in the garden.

45 cameras will be filming every inch of every room as always, with all the highlights on Channel 5 every night.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 launches on Tuesday, January 2 on Channel 5 at 9PM.

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