It doesn’t seem that long ago since the last series of Celebrity Big Brother, but it’s back this week with former EastEnders stars John Partridge (Christian Clarke) and Daniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins, Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff, singer Darren Day, and US producer David Gest among the ‘famous’ housemates.
Daniella Westbrook (PA)
The final line-up was announced in the Daily Star Sunday ahead of the live launch show on Tuesday.
In total 16 stars will live in close quarters in a house bedecked to look like a vaudeville-style theatre.
The other contestants include:
Nancy Dell’Olio, who shot to fame as ex-England football boss Sven-Goran Eriksson’s girlfriend.
Nancy Dell’Olio and Anton Du Beke on Strictly Come Dancing (Guy Levy/BBC)
Winston McKenzie, a former Ukip spokesman who is now the English Democrats’ candidate for London mayor.
Former X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney.
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney with Gary Barlow in 2012 (Dave Thompson/PA)
US model and actress Angie Bowie, who was once married to David.
Megan McKenna, who starred in US reality show Ex On The Beach.
Ex-Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.
Stephanie Davis played Sinead O’Connor on Hollyoaks (Ian West/PA)
Geordie Shore star Scotty T.
Jeremy McConnell, a former Mr Ireland.
Jonathan Cheban, a friend of Kim Kardashian and regular on her reality show.
Actress and US reality TV star Tiffany Pollard.
The show’s producers have promised “unwelcome surprises” for the stars, while revealing “the BB garden has been transformed into a Whitechapel style foggy street scene with a Victorian pub snug”.
Former Apprentice candidate James Hill won Celebrity Big Brother last year, beating American Austin Armacost, best known for being the ex-boyfriend of designer Marc Jacobs.
Celebrity Big Brother’s James Hill and Austin Armacost (Channel 5)
Celebrity Big Brother premieres on Channel 5 at 9pm on Tuesday, January 5.