The ‘Big Brother’ house opened its doors for the final time on Friday night.
A batch of 14 new housemates moved into the famous TV abode during the live launch, just hours after Channel 5 announced they had axed the show and its celebrity counterpart.
The final series - or at least the last to air with the broadcaster - will see the show return to its “social experiment roots”, and introduced viewers to a diverse cast of contestants.
The line-up is made up of a cleaner, a carer, a bricklayer and graphic designer among others, and for the first time in several years, there are no housemates who’ve had a significant brush with fame.
They will now live in the confines of the ‘BB’ house for the next 53 days, before one of them is crowned the last-ever winner of the iconic reality show.
Get to know the final batch of ‘Big Brother’ housemates below...
He says: “I loved [Stephen] Bear, he is awesome. I will not wind people up as much, but I can’t call it with me, it’s all natural.”
Occupation: Training consultant
From: Rhonda Valley
He says: “I want to win this show and will do whatever it takes to win.”
Occupation: Spiritual therapist
From: London, originally Brazil
She says: “I will be the nurturer and the psychologist. The one everyone comes to talk to.”
Occupation: Freelance graphic designer
She says: “I’ve been raised with an extremely hippy outlook on life.”
He says: “I moan about everything and can be ridiculously and unnecessarily over dramatic.”
Occupation: Customer service agent for mobile gaming company
From: Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
He says: “I’m ready to bring some country humour, contemporary fashion and honesty to the house.”
Occupation: Fast food restaurant worker
She says: “I’m always singing, dancing and laughing. I’m not doing it to annoy people.”
Occupation: Footballer / club promoter
He says: “I’m a party boy that should have been a professional footballer.”
She says: “I’m vegan, and with that comes a lot of responsibility. I feel like I’ve got to do veganism justice, and really alter people’s perception of it.”
Occupation: Call centre worker
She says: “I stand up for what is right and have a huge passion for positive energy.”
He says: “My life is my art project. I work on myself continuously. The world will hear me roar in one way or another.”
She says: “Making others happy makes me happy, I’m also hilarious.”
He says: “I understand I am a polarising person, but you need polarising people in society.”
She says: “I have a few different personalities.”
‘Big Brother’ continues on Sunday at 9pm on Channel 5.