Celebrity Big Brother's new look proves a hit with viewers after first highlights

Celebrity Big Brother 2018

Celebrity Big Brother's new look series is proving a hit with viewers after tonight's episode.

While the launch show was the least watched to date, those who tuned in to tonight's highlights were liking what they saw.

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 included 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 and actress Amanda Barrie.

They're joined by Made In Chelsea's Ashley James, newsreader India Willoughby and former Detective Constable Maggie Oliver, known for her work investigating the Rochdale grooming scandal.

The first episode saw quite the assortment of highlights, from discussions of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations to a dispute over beds and towels.

@BB_Superfan posted: "What a great segment of debate. This series is starting off strong. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #CBB"

@JamesConlon_ commented: "Only on what Day 2 of @BBUK and this series really reminds me of how it used to be years ago. Great line up a different mix with so much conversation provoking discussion. Bravo Big Brother. "

And @elliot_gonzalez agreed: "When have conversations in the #CelebrityBigBrother house ever been this interesting and intellectual?! I am loving this series so far. Genuinely feels different. #CBB"

Former BBUK housemate Chris R. Wright added: "Too interested in their conversations to tweet. That's a first. #CBB"

And ex Celebrity Big Brother star Spencer Pratt concluded simply: "I wish #cbb was 3 hour episodes"

The current cast of eight women will be joined by a number of male housemates from Friday night.

Rumoured to be entering are footballer John Barnes, Love Island's Jonny Mitchell, Boyzone's Shane Lynch, US rapper Ginuwine, The Apprentice's Andrew Brady and Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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