First details revealed for Celebrity Big Brother 2018 and there’s a BIG twist

It starts next year!

Celebrity Big Brother

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Early next year we will see the new** Celebrity Big Brother** hit our screens and this time there is a really big twist!

To begin with all of the housemates for the 2018 series will be female! This is in a salute to a centenary of women’s suffrage, as the nation marks 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time.

Although the identities of the housemates haven't yet been revealed we have been told that they will range from politicians to performing artists.

The house won't stay female only however as male housemates will be joining the show later in the series. The gender stereotypes will be challenged and hopefully we'll get to see fascinating truths about what it is to be a woman - and man - in the 21st century!

According to Channel 5 Celebrity Big Brother 2018 is set to be celebratory, surprising and insightful.

The new series will be presented once again by Emma Willis who has presented it since 2013 with Rylan Clark-Neal returning for Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side.

Whilst the excitement brews over the new series we've been told we can expect ANOTHER announcement about the new series tomorrow!

The new series of** Celebrity Big Brother **will be 21st series of the popular reality TV show with the previous series taking place last August which was an explosive series with this year's housemates.

Former **EastEnders **actor Shaun Williamson was evicted through the back door and Sarah Harding, **Made In Chelsea's **Sam Thompson, **Ex On The Beach **star Jemma Lucy, spiritual medium Derek Acorah, former **The X Factor **star Amelia-Lily and **Bachelorette **star Chad Johnson all found themselves in the final.

Eventually Sarah Harding was crowned the winner. She joins the the long list of former **Celebrity Big Brother **winners including the likes of Stephen Bear, Coleen Nolan and Charlotte Crosby.

See all the previous winners below:

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Celebrity Big Brother winners so far

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Jack Dee: 2001

Jack Dee took part in the show for Comic Relief and everyone seemed surprised, none more so than Jack. The series lasted a paltry five days as it was a more innocent time.

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Mark Owen: 2002

The nation fell in love with Mark Owen all over again when he took part while Take That were on hiatus.

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Bez: 2005

Happy Mondays dancer Bez made no bones about taking part in the show because he needed the money. During his triumphant series he struck up an unlikely friendship with Jackie Stallone. Yes, really.

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Chantelle Houghton: 2006

AS the only non-celebrity in the Celebrity Big Brother house it was perhaps inevitable that Chantelle would win. She went on to marry cast mate Samuel Preston from the Ordinary Boys and later had a baby with subsequent CBB winner Alex Reid.

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Shilpa Shetty: 2007

The nation rolled its eye when Shilpa Shetty claimed she was as big as Angelina Jolie. But her grace and dignity in the face of Jade Goody's bullying saw her crowned CBB winner.

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Ulrika Johnson: 2009

Ulrika-ka-ka-ka-ka Johnson had stiff competition from Terry Christian, Tina Malone and Mutya Buena but, following a grumpy time in the house, eventually triumphed.

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Alex Reid: 2010

Alex Reid was pretty much a twinkle in Katie Price's eye when he entered CBB. He became husband number two shortly after his win.

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Paddy Doherty: 2011

Paddy Doherty winning CBB was not the nation's finest hour.

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Denise Welch: 2012

Denise Welch took on disgraced X Factor singer Frankie Cocozza, former Towie Kirk Norcross and EastEnders favourite Natalie Cassidy and WON.

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Julian Clary: 2012

Well of course Julian Clary won. The man's a national treasure! Mind you, he had stiff competition from Coleen Nolan and Martin (really, Martin? ) Kemp.

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Charlotte Crosby: 2013

Charlotte Crosby was the first Geordie Shore cast mate to enter Celebrity Big Brother and she set the bar very high.

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Rylan Clark-Neal: 2013

Rylan Clark-Neal was an utter delight during his time in the Borehamwood Bungalow. He now presents Bit On The Side, which is an impressive career trajectory.

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Gary Busey: 2014

Gary Busey's time on Celebrity Big Brother was...odd. Still, hats off. he won.

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Jim Davison: 2014

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

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Katie Price: 2015

Somehow, Katie Hopkins was Katie Price's closest rival for the CBB crown. Thank goodness, the right Katie won. She's denied she's going into the house in 2018 which is a crying shame.

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James Hill: 2015

James Hill, anyone? ANYONE? Thought not.

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Scotty T: 2016

Scotty T was pitted against Gemma Collins, Megan McKenna, Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell and came out triumphant. His finest hour? Possibly.

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Stephen Bear 2016

Bear had an interesting time in the CBB house and a very rude time with Chloe Khan in the CBB toilet. He was up for every single eviction but beat them all and won the show.

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Coleen Nolan: 2017

Coleen Nolan did TWO stints in the CBB house, first taking part in 2012. She beat Jedward and won this time around.

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Sarah Harding: 2017

Sarah Harding enjoyed a relationship with Chad Johnson during their time in CBB. Alas, things didn't work in the outside world. The former Girls Aloud singer sadly passed away in 2021 after battling cancer.

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Shane Jenek (Courtney Act): 2018

Shane Jenek AKA Courtney Act was the stand out star of winter 2018 Celebrity Big Brother, in part because they stood up to the bigoted remarks of house villain Anne Widdecombe.

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Ryan Thomas: 2018

Former Corrie star Ryan Thomas was the final ever winner of CBB, despite MAJOR controversy in his series involving Roxanne Pallet.

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