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15 Years Ago Today, CBB Welcomed These Very First Housemates...

09/03/2016 17:06 GMT | Updated 09/03/2016 17:10 GMT

It feels like a biennial institution these days, but 15 years ago today, 'Celebrity Big Brother' made its triumphant debut. 

The show premiered on 9 March 2001, and lasted eight whole days before one reluctant housemate was crowned the winner. It was meant to be a one-off but its success guaranteed that it would be forever repeated, to this day... 

The very first CBB housemates, and where they are now... 

CBB's 1st Housemates - Where Are They Now?