Official: Channel 5 confirms Celeb BB 2016 housemates

8 comments - Posted on January 5 2016 at 12:43pm

Celebrity Big Brother 2016 housemates - Gemma Collins

Channel 5 has confirmed the identities of the Celebrity Big Brother 2016 housemates ahead of tonight’s launch, with David Gest, Jonathan Cheban and Gemma Collins among the headline signings.

Show bosses, who traditionally go to extreme lengths to prevent leaks, have today taken the unusual step of allowing the media to publish the names and profile photos of the contestants on the new series hours before it begins.

It will feature more stars than ever before, with sixteen due to enter the house tonight.

Liza Minelli’s ex-husband Gest, Kim Kardashian’s best friend Cheban and former The Only Way Is Essex star Collins are among the biggest hitters on the bill, which also includes Sven-Goran Eriksson’s ex Nancy Dell’Olio and David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie.

Browse press shots of the CBB17 housemates in our gallery here:

Joining them are former EastEnders actors Danniella Westbrook and John Partridge, Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis, The X Factor 2012 finalist Christopher Maloney, tabloid ‘love rat’ Darren Day, and Strictly Come Dancing pro competitor Kristina Rihanoff.

Taking the final spots are reality stars Scott ‘Scotty T’ Timlin (Geordie Shore) and Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard (Flavor of Love), models Megan McKenna and Jeremy McConnell, and politician and UKIP defector Winston McKenzie.

The group is identical to the leaked line-up published in the Daily Star over the weekend, possibly explaining why producers have decided to confirm it in advance.

The move comes after the housemates for last summer’s ‘Timebomb’ were revealed two days prior to its launch, in a first for the civilian version of the show.

Celebrity Big Brother 2016 begins tonight at 9.00pm on Channel 5 and TV3.

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8 comments on this article

  1. Matty says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !

    I’m so excited for NEW YORK!!!

  2. BessyBongo says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !

    :up: John partridge or David Guest to win pls……The rest can will act like divas and poseur’s….. Should be fun and games though I am sure… Bring it on CBB and please be meaner than mean this time muuuwwwah hah hah !

  3. Marcos says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !


  4. Anne Mc Guirk says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !

    :tongue: Love it, look at it every year, hope there’s a few fights.

  5. delaney says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !

    I am so living for New York right now! This makes me so happy she’s on this season of CBB.

  6. mike new says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !

    how long before she starves?

  7. mike new says:
    Tue 05 Jan Reply !

    Not a bad line up. I only had to look up who 8 were so better than last years lot.

  8. Sally says:
    Wed 06 Jan Reply !

    Its a good selection of housemates David Guest is a strange chap but was entertaining in I’m a Celeb so should make good viewing.

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