The latest series of the Channel 5 reality show got underway on Thursday (28 July) night, with host Emma Willis welcoming 15 familiar faces into the famous abode.
Actor, panto king and all-round showbiz legend Biggins was greeted with cheers as he was unveiled as a housemate during the two-hour launch show, as were ‘X Factor’ star Katie, and ‘Loose Women’ and ‘The Apprentice’ star Saira.
The trio were also joined by a host of other names of the worlds of reality TV, soaps, music and modelling including 80s singer and model Samantha Fox, ‘Geordie Shore’ star Marnie Simpson, Mob Wives’ Renee Graziano, US singer and model Aubrey O’Day and ‘X Factor’ wannabe-turned-millionaire-business tycoon Chloe Khan.
Get to know the contestants a little better in the gallery below...
‘TOWIE’ regular Lewis Bloor, Arianna Grande’s brother Frankie, Anthea Turner’s ex-husband Grant Bovey, ‘Ex On The Beach’ hunk and Vicky Pattison’s ex, Stephen Bear, controversial radio presenter James Whale and ‘Storage Hunters UK’ star Colin Newell completed the line-up.
The contestants will now spend the next month locked up under the watchful eye of ‘Big Brother’, with cameras following their every move 24/7.
The first twist is already underway, and one housemate has been made the butt of a very big joke...
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ continues nightly on Channel 5.