GALLERY: Meet this year’s Celebrity Big Brother housemates

The house is FULL!


by Alex Ross |

With Love Island out of the way, Emma Wills returned to our TV screens this evening as Celebrity Big Brother 2018 kicked off on Channel 5. After months of rumours about which famous faces would be appearing on the show, 13 housemates entered the infamous house.

Meet this year's Celebrity Big Brother contestants below:


Celebrity Big Brother official line-up 2018

Kirstie Alley
1 of 13
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Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley is best known for playing the role of Rebecca Howe in American sitcom Cheers.

Ryan Thomas
2 of 13
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Actor Ryan Thomas is best known for his part in ITV soap Coronation Street, playing the role of Jason Grimshaw between 2000-2016.

Jermaine Pennant
3 of 13
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Jermaine Pennant is a former professional footballer who played for the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Stoke City.

Chloe Ayling
4 of 13
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Model Chloe Ayling hit the headlines in 2017 when she was kidnapped during a modelling shoot. Despite certain media outlets calling her a 'liar' at the time, her kidnapper was found guilty and is now serving time in prison in Milan.

Rodrigo Alves (The Human Ken Doll)
5 of 13
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Rodrigo Alves, or 'The Human Ken Doll' as he is more commonly known, is famous for having over 60 surgical procedures. He's also had FOUR ribs removed... and carries them around in a jar (Yes, you read that correct).

Dan Osborne
6 of 13
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Dan Osborne is no stranger to reality TV, having previously appeared on The Only Way Is Essex. Dan recently became a father for the third time, with his wife, former EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa welcoming the couple's second child.

Gabby Allen
7 of 13
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Gabby Allen found fame during the 2017 series of Love Island. After coupling up with Marcel Somerville, things seemed to be going well between the pair, that was before the former Blazin' Squad member cheated on her whilst they were on holiday together.

Hardeep Singh Kohli
8 of 13
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Hardeep Singh Kohli is best known for being a TV presenter, chef and comedian.

Ben Jardine
9 of 13
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Ben Jardine found fame when he appeared on Channel 4 show Married At First Sight. After marrying a total stranger, Ben cheated on his new wife just one-week into their marriage.

Roxanne Pallett
10 of 13
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Newly engaged Roxanne Pallett is best known for playing the role of Jo Sugden in Emmerdale between 2005-2008.

Sally Morgan (Psychic Sally)
11 of 13
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Sally Morgan, or Psychic Sally as she likes to be called, is a psychic to the rich and famous, including the likes of Michelle Keegan, Mark Wright and Uma Thurman.

Natalie Nunn
12 of 13
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Natalie Nunn is best known for appearing on American reality show Bad Girls Club. She's also had a number of Twitter wars with the likes of Rihanna, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa.

Nick Leeson
13 of 13
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Nick Leeson is a former derivatives broker famous for his time at Barings Bank. He's now a motivational speaker and author.

This year's housemates will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of January 2018 winner Shane Jenek. The drag queen known as Courtney Act managed to get the top spot in the Celebrity Big Brother final, beating runner up Ann Widdecombe in the 'Woman of the Year' themed series.

Celebrity Big Brother airs on Channel 5 at 9pm.

Find out everything you need to know about the new series right here.

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