Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Kirstie Alley and Ryan Thomas take charge in first twist

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Kirstie Alley has become Celebrity Big Brother's 'President' in a first twist to the series.

This year's Celebrity Big Brother summer season began tonight live on Channel 5.

Hollywood actress Kirstie was the first celeb in and immediately called to the Diary Room.

Big Brother explained that Kirstie was being made the first president of the Celebrity Big Brother house. The role gives Kirstie great power and responsibilities.

Kirstie was then told that the public would be voting for a vice president to join her.

Both Kirstie and her vice president will get to stay in the the 'Big Brother White House', a private residence accessible off the garden.

Viewers could vote using the official Celebrity Big Brother app for who they want to become the vice president.

Following a short vote, Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas was named as vice president.

Big Brother announced that they had a number of tough decision to make over the coming days.

As for who the other housemates are, alongside Krstie and Ryan in the house are The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osborne and headline grabbing footballer Jermaine Pennant.

Joining them were model Chloe Ayling, 'Human Ken Doll' Rodrigo Alves, and Gabby Allen, a Love Islander from Season 3 in 2017.

Next on the cast next were Comic, Radio and TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli, Married At First Sight star Ben Jardine, Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallet and TV psychic Sally Morgan.

Rounding off the line up are American reality TV personality Natalie Nunn and Rogue trader Nick Leeson.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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