Celebrity Big Brother cast revealed for first ever American series

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The Celebrity Big Brother cast for 2018's first ever American series has been unveiled.

CBS, who currently air the 'normal' version of the show in the States, announced the line up for the premiere US show last week ahead of tonight's TV premiere.

Although Celebrity Big Brother has been going here in the UK for almost 20 years, it's never made it across the pond - until now.

"'Big Brother' has been dominating pop culture throughout its 19 seasons, and it is exciting to grow the franchise with the first-ever celebrity edition in the US," executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan said.

They added: "Celebrities will be under the watchful eye of the Big Brother cameras, facing the classic game elements, and of course new twists in this special winter event."

Celebrity Big Brother USA cast

The first ever Celebrity Big Brother cast of celebrities was revealed last night (Sunday).

The line up includes everyone from models and boy band members to basketball players and Broadway stars.

Shannon Elizabeth — Actress. Appeared in American Pie, Scary Movie and Love Actually
Brandi Glanville — The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star who appeared in Celebrity Big Brother UK
Marissa Jaret Winokur — Broadway singer and actress who starred in the original Hairspray cast.
Ariadna Gutiérrez — Model. Former Miss Universe finalist and Miss Colombia

Mark McGrath — frontman of noughties rockers Sugar Ray
Ross Mathews — TV personality. Former Tonight Show intern and RuPaul's Drag Race judge
James Maslow — Former member of boy band Big Time Rush
Metta World Peace — Ex NBA basketball star from the Los Angeles Lakers

Omarosa Manigault — Apprentice USA star and former director of the Office of Public Liaison to President Donald Trump.
Chuck Liddell — UFC and MMA fighter.
Keshia Knight Pulliam — Ex star of The Cosby Show and Tyler Perry's House of Payne

The US Celebrity Big Brother will be hosted by Julie Chen, who also fronts the civilian series, and will air tonight on US TV from February 7, 2018.

The first series is scheduled to run for just over two weeks, ending on February 25.

The show will air multiple episodes a week and in a move to make Celebrity Big Brother UK viewers jealous, feature online live feeds from the house.

The latest run of Celebrity Big Brother UK will air in the summer on Channel 5.

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