All Stars meet New Stars in Celebrity Big Brother launch – pictures

Series kicks off with two twists - including one involving Calum and Angie Best
2 comments - Posted on January 3 2017 at 11:19pm

Celebrity Big Brother 2017 All Stars and New Stars launch night - Angie Best

All Stars and New Stars have finally collided as Celebrity Big Brother 2017 kicked off with a bumper launch night that featured not one but two twists.

In tonight’s live show on Channel 5 and 3e, presenter Emma Willis introduced us to fourteen contestants – seven ‘All Star’ former CBB housemates back for a second shot, and seven ‘New Stars’ taking part for the first time.

Returners Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (originally from CBB11), James Jordan (CBB14) and Jasmine Waltz (CBB13) were first to arrive, but it wasn’t long before they were ushered off to the Other house.

The space had been repurposed as a ‘production office’, and Big Brother explained that the first twist would see the All Stars become the show’s producers – with the task of ‘editing out’ those they regard as boring.

Browse pictures from launch night in our gallery:

Rapper Ray J Norwood and glamour girl Bianca Gascoigne were the first fresh faces to arrive, before Austin Armacost and (CBB16) and Coleen Nolan (CBB10) boosted numbers for the All Stars.

Three more newbies followed: actor and Game Of Thrones star James Cosmo, former X Factor USA contestant Stacy Francis, and 90s DJ Brandon Block.

CBB9’s Nicola McLean and footballer Jamie O’Hara – the ex-husband of CBB5’s Danielle Lloyd – then joined their groups before the second twist.

CBB15’s Calum Best was unveiled as the final All Star signing of the night – but he was completely unaware his mum Angie Best would enter straight after him as a New Star.

The house is not quite full yet however, as two more housemates will be unveiled during a live special on Friday night.

Celebrity Big Brother’s first highlights show airs tomorrow night at 9.00pm.

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2 comments on this article

  1. Mike New says:
    Wed 04 Jan Reply !

    Classic bbbots.
    Joe complaining about a contestants voice driving him mad!!! REALLY
    Joe and presenter totally uncomprehendable. Teeth problem?
    And then we get one failed singer introducing another failed singer.

    • Wexford says:
      Wed 04 Jan !

      Yes, exactly so, “pot calling kettle”

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