A football legend, an Apprentice reject, reality hunks and a boyband icon: John Barnes is CONFIRMED as first man to enter all-female CBB house... as Andrew Brady, MIC's Spencer Matthews and Boyzone's Shane Lynch are tipped for entry
Tuesday night saw the launch of the first ever all-female Celebrity Big Brother house.
Yet fans are eagerly awaiting the imminent arrival of a host of male stars, with Rylan Clark-Neal confirming on Big Brother's Little Brother that football legend John Barnes will be the first man to enter the house - yet the reel of rumoured cast mates is yet to be confirmed.
Stars joining the former Liverpool player are reportedly set to be Love Island's Jonny Mitchell, Geordie Shore star Nathan Henry, R&B singer Ginuwine, MIC veteran Spencer Matthews and Apprentice reject Andrew Brady while it was later revealed that Boyzone star Shane Lynch and RuPaul Drag Race star Courtney Act is also tipped for entry.
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Here come the boys! Fans are eagerly awaiting the imminent arrival of a host of male stars, with football legend John Barnes (left) being the first confirmed star - yet a reel of rumoured cast mates are yet to be announced - including The Apprentice's Andrew Brady, Geordie Shore's Nathan Henry and MIC's Spencer Matthews (second left-right)
As the nation marked 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time, the latest CBB series was revealed to have an all-female cast of celebrity housemates in a salute to a centenary of women’s suffrage.
Viewers saw the likes of former politician Ann Widdecome, 70, Boris Johnson's sister Rachel, Ex On The Beach star Jess Impiazzi and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Malika Haqq enter the famous compound.
All housemates made sure to champion this year's theme embracing strong women on their arrival, but it all became too much for Malika, 34, who broke down in tears just seconds before making her CBB debut.
The house will have only four days of the all-women cast before they are joined by John, as Rylan revealed: 'As you know, Friday night, the house will receive some gentlemen. Tonight, I can reveal that one of those very men, will be Liverpool legend and rap superstar John Barnes is going in the house!'
He's in! The house will have only four days of the all-women cast before they are joined by John, as Rylan revealed: 'As you know, Friday night, the house will receive some gentlemen. Tonight, I can reveal that one of those very men, will be Liverpool legend and rap superstar John Barnes is going in the house!'
Here come the girls! Viewers saw the likes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Malika Haqq, Ex On The Beach's Jess Impiazzi, Made In Chelsea's Ashley James and Boris Johnson's sister Rachel enter the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday night
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Fans await further confirmation with baited breath yet rumours are swirling as it's claimed Love Island's divisive star Jonny will be making his return to reality TV following his stint on the ITV dating show in summer.
He became something of a villain during his time in the villa when he was seen to break Camilla Thurlow's heart after kissing her and then revealing his views on feminism - which she deemed unacceptable.
The bomb disposal expert was left both baffled and unimpressed when Jonny announced that he would "feel emasculated if a girl paid for dinner” before asking her: 'You’re a feminist aren’t you?'
RUMOURED MALE CONTESTANTS: FIRST LOOK
FAMOUS FOR: Jonny appeared on ITV2 dating show Love Island this summer, where he romanced Camilla Thurlow and Tyla Carr. He then dated Made In Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt, but they split in October amid cheating and abuse allegations - which he denies
DID YOU KNOW...? Jonny, who is rumoured to rake in £100,000 a month, once flew a girl to Bali for a £50,000 two-week date at a five-star villa
FROM: Washington D.C
FAMOUS FOR: The singer has worked with the likes of Missy Elliott and Timbaland and shot to fame with his Nineties hit Pony - which later became the soundtrack for Channing Tatum's film Magic Mike
DID YOU KNOW...? He has fathered nine children by five different women and previously confessed to being quite the womaniser
FAMOUS FOR: Eton-educated Spencer appeared on Made In Chelsea from 2011 until 2016, during which time he had an on-off fling with Caggie Dunlop and Jonny's ex Stephanie Pratt
DID YOU KNOW...? He is now living with Irish DJ Vogue Williams and his brother James Matthews is married to Pippa Middleton, meaning he is the sister of the royal's brother-in-law
FAMOUS FOR: He joined Geordie Shore in 2015 and quickly made a name for himself as a party animal alongside BFF Chloe Ferry. Openly bisexual when he joined, he was the first cast member to identify as anything other than straight. Nathan, who is dating Craig Richards, came out as gay in 2015
DID YOU KNOW...? The former hairdresser, who admitted he has always dreamed of fame, also appeared on Channel 5's series of Celebrity Sex Pod with Chloe Ferry, who showed him her vagina while teaching him about the female body
FAMOUS FOR: Andrew appeared in this year's The Apprentice and was fired in week eight. The 'ladies man' was rumoured to have slept with fellow contestant Anisa Topan - who was engaged to be married - but he dubbed the claims 'fabricated bulls**t'
DID YOU KNOW...? Andrew, who has experience as a coal miner, starred in an erotic photoshoot after The Apprentice with glamour model Gail Harris, which saw him dressed in his Apprentice suit and pulling her hair. He reportedly 'hit it off' with Gail and they later 'spent the night together'
FROM: Dublin, Ireland
FAMOUS FOR: Shane was one-fifth of beloved Nineties boyband Boyzone and enjoyed wild success as a group before they disbanded in 2000 and then reunited in 2007. He has since taken up auto racing and acts as a judge on The All Ireland Talent Show
DID YOU KNOW...? Shane's sister Edele, who was previously a member of Nineties girl group B*Witched, starred on CBB in 2014 and finished in sixth place. Shane could be seen cheering her on in the crowds outside the Borehamwood studio before the live evictions
She queried: 'Shouldn’t we all be feminists? Surely you believe in equality?', before he rather awkwardly stated: 'Feminism believes in almost inequality'. Following the exchange, she went on to break down in tears as she was 'disgusted' that she had kissed somebody who shares those political views.
RuPaul's Drag Race star Courtney, real name Shane Jenek, is reportedly set to enter with sources telling The Sun: 'Courtney has seen everything as a drag queen so nothing will faze her in the house. She's a pro who won't be intimidated by any of the big personalities in there and she won't back down from a row.'
Spencer meanwhile is something of a reality veteran having starred in Made In Chelsea from its 2011 inauguration to 2015, before departing and scooping a role on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here - however he was forced to depart prematurely due to a steroid addiction.
Andrew starred in this year's Apprentice, which concluded last month, however he was fired in week eight. Rumours surfaced during the show that he had bedded engaged co-star Anisa Topan however he dismissed the claims soon after. He has worked previously as a coal miner.
Way back when: Spencer meanwhile is something of a reality veteran having starred in Made In Chelsea from its 2011 inauguration, before departing and scooping a role on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here - however he was forced to depart prematurely due to a steroid addiction
Legendary: John is a football legend since playing for Liverpool - atop roles as a rapper and manager
Ginuwine meanwhile is a R&B icon, who has worked with a host of music legends with his most successful hit being Nineties hit Pony - which later became the soundtrack for Channing Tatum's film Magic Mike. He has fathered nine children by five different women and previously confessed to being a womaniser.
Ahead of her entry into the house, Malika said of the male arrivals: 'You put a bunch of women together for a couple of days, we will get sick of each other. The men coming into the house will be an exciting experience.'
Rachel added: 'I think that the women will be really pleased when the men come in because women adore men and it’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be more fun. But it will change the whole dynamic, there’s no question.'
Troubles: Jonny became something of a villain during his time in the villa when he was seen to break Camilla Thurlow's heart after kissing her and then revealing his views on feminism - which she deemed unacceptable (Camilla is pictured with her now-boyfriend and co-star Jonny Mitchell)
CBB'S ALL-FEMALE LINE-UP: FIRST LOOK
RACHEL JOHNSON (CONFIRMED)
FAMOUS FOR: She is a journalist and novelist. The sister of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, last year she confirmed she had joined the Liberal Democrats in protest at the Tories' stance on Brexit.
DID YOU KNOW...? She is married to Ivo Dawnay, who is the London director of the National Trust, and the pair live with their children Oliver, Ludo and Charlotte in Somerset.
FAMOUS FOR: Jess made brief appearances on TOWIE as a 'Sugar Hut Honey', when she was seen to text Mario Falcone behind his then-fiance Lucy Mecklenburgh's back. She later starred in the second season and then the fifth of Ex On The Beach,and also works as a MMA ring girl
DID YOU KNOW...? Jess is a staunch supporter of charities for the blind and has lobbied parliament for guide dog rights
FROM: Los Angeles, California
FAMOUS FOR: Malika was pursuing an acting career when she was catapulted to fame as Khloe Kardashian's 'professional best friend' on Keeping Up With The Kardashians which debuted in 2007.
DID YOU KNOW...? She has starred in Kardashian spin-off, Dash Dolls in 2016. Last year she was in a relationship with Jersey Shore's Ronnie Magro-Ortiz
FAMOUS FOR: India is the world's first ever transwoman newsreader and has also made history when she scooped a role as a panellist on Loose Women last year. The trailblazing journalist previously revealed she always felt like she was a girl and the boys' clothes felt like a straitjacket to her.
DID YOU KNOW...? India admitted she struggled to tell her family about her decision to swap gender yet finally gathered the courage to come about
FAMOUS FOR: A fleeting stint on Made In Chelsea in 2013 after she was introduced to producers by pioneering star Francis Boulle. She has gone on to become a social influencer.
DID YOU KNOW...? Ashley was famously linked to David Walliams yet neither party confirmed the rumour
FROM: Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
FAMOUS FOR: For twenty years, Barrie took on the role of Alma Sedgewick in ITV's Coronation Street. She has also starred in a number of other popular British shows such as Holby City and Doctors. The TV veteran is currently starring in the sitcom, Benidorm playing Psychic Sue.
DID YOU KNOW...? Amanda was in a romance with singer Billy Fury in the 60's. However, she did not accept his marriage proposal
FROM: Bath, Somerset
FAMOUS FOR: She is a former British Conservative Party politician. She also served as MP for Maidstone, Kent for 23 years. Ann is very vocal about her support for Brexit.
DID YOU KNOW...? Ann is not a fan of reality stars - which is sure to ruffle a few feathers
FROM: Greater Manchester
FAMOUS FOR: Maggie was a detective who resigned from Greater Manchester Police over the Rochdale grooming scandal.
DID YOU KNOW...? Maggie was portrayed by Lesley Sharp in Three Girls - a series on the Rochdale child sex abuse ring,
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