Two more male celebrities ‘confirmed’ for Celebrity Big Brother

They are set to enter the house on Friday night

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by Alex Ross |
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News broke this morning that former England and Liverpool footballer John Barnes will be the first male celebrity to enter this year's Celebrity Big Brother on Friday night, and now two more names have been 'confirmed'.

The 21st series of the popular reality show returned to our TV screens last night when Emma Willis hosted the live launch show which saw an all female line-up for the very first time in the show's history.

Celebrities including Ann Widdecombe, India Willoughby, Malika Haqq, Maggie Oliver, Ashley James, Jess Impiazzi, Rachel Johnson and Amanda Barrie all entered the famous house, but it won't be long before they get some male company.

As well as John, reports are suggesting that **Love Island **bad boy Jonny Mitchell will be entering the house, following his recent split from Made In Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt.

Jonny gave himself a bad reputation when he 'mugged off' his Love Island co-star Camilla Thurlow during the popular ITV2 dating show in the summer. Despite being heavily rumoured to appear on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in December, Jonny was absent from the line-up.

In addition to John and Johnny, according to a national newspaper, Boyzone singer Shane Lynch will also enter the house during the live show on Channel 5 on Friday night.

The Irish singer is best known for his time in the successful boyband alongside Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and the late Stephen Gately.

Shane Lynch
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Although it has not been documented how many male celebrities will enter the show, Ann Widdecombe seemed to accidentally reveal the final number of contestants during her interview with Emma last night.

Speaking to Emma, Ann said, "I do live alone, so ask me to share with 15 other people and yes that might be a bit of a challenge."

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©Ann Widdecombe © Channel 5

The male celebrities are set to enter the house during Friday's live show on Channel 5.

**Meet all of the current CBB 2018 housemates in our gallery below: **


Celebrity Big Brother 2018 - Official pics

Amanda Barrie1 of 16
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Amanda Barrie

Amanda Barrie is an English actress who is best known for playing the role of Alma Sedgewick in Coronation Street. She has played a number of iconic female characters throughout her career, making her a national treasure.

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Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe is a former Conservative Party politician, author and owner of many controversial opinions and beliefs.In 2010 Ann retired from politics and set her sights on stardom, appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and most recently, starring in pantomime.

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Ashley James

Ashley James rose to fame after appearing on** Made In Chelsea**, she is now a social influencer, DJ and TV presenter.

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India Willoughby

India Willoughby is Britain's first transgender television newsreader and the first trans panellist on Loose Women.Born as Jonathan Willoughby, she began her career on ITV in 2000.

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Jess Impiazzi

Glamour model Jess Impiazzi has appeared in** The Only Way is Essex** and Ex on the Beach. She has also worked as an actress appearing in the film Dangerous Game.

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Maggie Oliver

Maggie Oliver is a former Detective Constable with the Greater Manchester Police. Since leaving the force she has appeared on Loose Women and Lorraine.

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Malika Haqq

Best friend of Khloe Kardashian, Malika Haqq is a reality TV star in her own right. As well as appearing in Keeping Up With The Kardashians she has appeared in the series' spin-off Dash Dolls.

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Rachel Johnson

Journalist and author Rachel Johnson is the sister of Boris Johnson. She has written multiple novels and is a regular guest on a number of TV programmes.

Wayne Sleep OBE9 of 16
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Wayne Sleep OBE

Wayne Sleep OBE is a British dancer and famous for being the shortest male dancer to be admitted to the Royal Ballet School. As well as dancing he has appeared in I'm A Celebrity Get me Out of Here, Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

Shane Lynch10 of 16
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Shane Lynch

Shane Lynch is known for being a member of Boyzone, however he has also appeared in The Games, **Celebrity Masterchef **and the celebrity version of Love Island.

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Jonny Mitchell

Former **Love Island **star Jonny Mitchell appeared in the third series of the TV show. He has recently launched his own Foreign Exchange Company.

Ginuwine12 of 16
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American singer and songwriter Ginuwine is best known for his multi-platinum single 'Pony' released in 1996.

Daniel O'Reilly13 of 16
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Daniel O'Reilly

Known as the controversial comedian Dapper Laughs, Daniel decided last year he would start working a fresh under this own name.

John Barnes14 of 16
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John Barnes

Former England footballer John Barnes was the first male housemate to be confirmed. As well as being a footballer he is also known for his rap on New Order's song 'World In Motion.

Shane Jenek AKA Courtney Act15 of 16
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Shane Jenek AKA Courtney Act

Shane Jenek AKA Courtney Act is best known for appearing on Australia Idol and RuPaul's Drag Race. He also appeared in Little Mix's 'Power' music video.

Andrew Brady16 of 16
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Andrew Brady

Andrew Brady appeared on the 13th series of The Apprentice and describes himself as "flirty, funny and sometimes offensive".

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