05/01/2016 07:20 GMT | Updated 05/01/2016 07:59 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016 Contestants: Full Line-Up Revealed, With Danniella Westbrook, David Gest And Kristina Rihanoff Among Confirmed Housemates

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Some of 2016's Celebrity Big Brother contestants

This year’s 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemates have been unveiled, ahead of Tuesday (5 January) night’s live launch show.


As was previously reported in a “leaked” line-up over the weekend, Danniella Westbrook will finally be heading into the house, following months of speculation about whether she’ll be taking part, alongside Gemma Collins and David Gest.

Also taking part are ‘X Factor’ finalist Christopher Maloney, former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Kristina Rihanoff and West End and 'EastEnders' star John Partridge.

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Joining them will be Nancy Dell’Olio, Darren Day, axed ‘Hollyoaks’ actress Stephanie Davis and ‘Geordie Shore’ hunk Scotty T.

But, of course, it wouldn’t be ‘CBB’ without a few contestants from the… how can we put this politely?... lower end of the A-list spectrum.

Among them are Jonathan Cheban, who ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ viewers will recognise from his close friendship with Kim, while former ‘Ex On The Beach’ star Megan McKenna will no doubt be a sight for eyes when she’s joined by ex -‘Mr Ireland’, Jeremy McConnell Cooke.

Winston McKenzie, a former member of UKIP, completes the line-up, alongside American reality star Tiffanny Pollard and Angie Bowie, who will no doubt have plenty of rock ‘n’ roll stories to share with her housemates.

‘CBB’ launches on Tuesday night, at 9pm on Channel 5.

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