CELEBRITY Big Brother 2017 has just finished but fans are already looking forward to the next series. The year's second instalment came to an end last week, but when will the popular reality show be back? When does Celebrity Big Brother 2018 start, what are the line-up rumours and what channel will it be on? Celebrity Big Brother is usually shown twice a year, and it has been confirmed that it is heading back to TV in January. The show will be back in the new year along with spin-off Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side. It comes after rumours the show might be facing the axe, but fans will be happy to hear there's no need to panic just yet. It will be back on Channel 5 again after bosses signed a three-year deal with programme-makers Endemol. The deal runs out in 2018 but speculation about the show being axed was fuelled by current C5 boss Ben Frow, who said he would be happier if his schedule didn't include CBB. Speaking at the Edinburgh International TV Festival, … [Read more...] about When does Celebrity Big Brother 2018 start, what are the line-up rumours and what channel will it be on?
CELEBRITY Big Brother 2017 has ended for another year after a roller coaster of a series. Sarah Harding emerged as the winner, weeping as she was told she had won the top prize. But how did the odds look going into the final? Sarah Harding Sun Bets odds: 2/3 Who is Sarah Harding? Sarah, 35, is a former member of the band Girls Aloud who has moved into acting. She had a brief part on Corrie in 2015 and recently it was revealed she'd had a secret fling with Danny Dyer. Sam Thompson Sun Bets odds: 7/2 Who is Sam Thompson? Sam, 27, is a star of E4 show Made In Chelsea, playing himself since 2013, alongside more famous sister Louise. The cheeky star is known for dating Lucy Watson's sister Tiff but they split recently. Jemma Lucy Sun Bets odds: 7/1 Who is Jemma Lucy? Jemma, 28, is a tattooed glamour model and reality TV regular. She caused mayhem on Ex On The Beach and has romped with both male and female stars, like Stephen Bear and Charlotte Dawson. Amelia Lily Sun Bets odds: 8/1 Who is … [Read more...] about Who WON Celebrity Big Brother 2017? Sarah Harding triumphs over Amelia Lily and Sam Thompson
FORMER EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood took the reality TV plunge last year, coming second on Celebrity Big Brother. The soap actor is known for playing Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb in the popular TV drama, but he was axed from Albert Square in 2015. Here’s the lowdown on him… Born in 1983, Ricky is 33 years old and hails from Tower Hamlets, East London. He began starring as Fatboy on EastEnders in 2010. However, his character was axed from the soap in 2015 after a leaked video of Ricky reached producers. Allegedly, in the clip, the ‘Enders star was caught performing a sex act while smoking an illegal substance. Dedicated fans begged producers of the soap to consider allowing the actor back onto the popular family show. Amid his controversial exit, a spokesperson for EastEnders said: “We can confirm Ricky is leaving. We wish him all the best.” In 2011, young talent Ricky won an award for the Most Popular Newcomer following his role in E20. After … [Read more...] about The lowdown on Ricky Norwood, former EastEnders actor and Celebrity Big Brother 2016 finalist
CHRISTOPHER Biggins is one of the larger-than-life British actors – and reality TV stars – working today. The jolly star was on Celebrity Big Brother last year and has also rocked the ITV jungle. But what else do we know about him? Christopher Biggins is a 68-year-old actor and TV star from Oldham in Lancashire. After moving to Wiltshire he reportedly took elocution lessons alongside drama lessons from a young age, which effectively got rid of his northern accent. Christopher, commonly referred to simply as Biggins, as been a regular face on the TV for many years, first appearing on our screens in 1970. He started his career in theatre but soon landed roles in classic shows like Porridge, Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and the original Poldark. In the 1970s Poldark he played villain Osborne Whitworth and became the “most hated man on TV”. His profilic reality TV career has seen him take part in shows like … [Read more...] about Who is Christopher Biggins? Star of the original Poldark series and Celebrity Big Brother 2016 housemate
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email In true house style, we've set ourselves the task of investigating who has the best chance of triumphing on this year's show. We won't earn a life of luxury or have to live on basic rations if we get it right or wrong. But we reckon our prediction could be spot on, based on the current line-up and how things have unfolded in the past. So, sit back as we take over the mic and beg you not to swear as we reveal who we estimate will win. "Big Brother House...this is The Record" Do boys or girls have a better chance? (Photo: Rex) Male housemates are almost twice as likely to be crowned winner of Celebrity Big Brother. There have been 16 previous seasons of the reality show, with 10 guys winning and just six girls. The first three years were all won by gents: comic Jack Dee, Take That's Mark Owen, above, and Happy Mondays' star Bez. Are … [Read more...] about And the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2016 is…
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The latest names for Celebrity Big Brother have been released by Channel 5. The January instalment of the Channel 5 reality show WILL include TOWIE star Gemma Collins, Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff, Summer Holiday singer Darren Day, Nancy Dell'Olio, former X Factor Christopher Maloney, Reality star Megan McKenna, former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis, EastEnders actor John Partridge, controversial politician Winston McKenzie and ex-EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook. US producer David Gest, American model and actress Angie Bowie, American reality star Tiffany Pollard and Kim Kardashian's best friend Jonathan Cheban will be joined them from across the pond. Completing the line-up is Geordie Shore ladies man Scott Timlin - known by his nickname Scotty T - and former Mr Ireland Jeremy McConnell. On Sunday the full CBB list was revealed as … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016 names CONFIRMED
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Celebrity Big Brother 2016 is just mere weeks away. We will be celebrating the new year with a brand new batch of wonderful housemates who will be heading into the Channel 5 reality show. The return of programme has been confirmed for Tuesday 5 January at 9pm and there's already several celebs that have been linked with a stint in the famous house. Emma ** will be coming back as the host along with Rylan Clark and his Big Brother's Bit on the Side, but the US vs UK theme has all but gone. The house has undergone a major costume change and the theatrical setting doesn't indicate the theme will return. Start date: Tuesday 5 January Time: 9pm Channel: 5 Who's heading into the house? The rumour mill is in overdrive already with practically everyone in existence apparently heading into the most famous house in the land. And admittedly the names are quite good, … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016 line-up – all you need to know
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Celebrity Big Brother finalist Kim Woodburn says Coleen Nolan shouldn’t have won the reality show and called her a “horrible person.” Outspoken Kim, who was central to huge rows on CBB, also branded The Nolans singer Coleen “two-faced” in a jaw-dropping interview on This Morning. Speaking with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the ITV1 chat show she said Irish pop twins Jedward should have won Celebrity Big Brother, not Loose Women star Coleen, because they “were themselves.” Read More Asked if she thought that Coleen was a worthy winner, she replied: "No I don't." Explaining herself, expert cleaner Kim said: “Because she was as sweet as pie to me but little did I know that she was on the sofa and she’s ripping me to pieces. “Cup of tea Kim? How are you Kim?” Asked if she … [Read more...] about Kim Woodburn clashes with Phillip Schofield and says Coleen Nolan shouldn’t have won Celebrity Big Brother
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Celebrity Big Brother finalist Kim Woodburn says Coleen Nolan shouldn’t have won the reality show and called her a “horrible woman.” Outspoken Kim, who was central to huge rows on CBB, also branded The Nolans singer Coleen “two-faced” in a jaw-dropping interview on This Morning. Speaking with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the ITV1 chat show she said Irish pop twins Jedward should have won Celebrity Big Brother, not Loose Women star Coleen, because they “were themselves.” Read More Asked if she was a worthy winner, she replied: "No I don't." Explaining herself, expert cleaner Kim said: “Because she was as sweet as pie to me but little did I know that she was on the sofa and she’s ripping me to pieces. “Cup of tea Kim? How are you Kim?” Asked if she thought that Coleen, from … [Read more...] about Kim Woodburn says Coleen Nolan shouldn’t have won Celebrity Big Brother
As another series of Celebrity Big Brother ends, here is a reminder of the stars who have claimed the show's crown - and what they are doing now. 2001: Jack Dee The comedian walked victorious from the first series, back when it launched on Channel 4, but he is still best known for his own stand-up shows and TV appearances rather than his brief stint on the reality programme. Most recently, he brought his dry and ironic sense of humour to a special episode of his BBC comical help desk show in honour of the US presidential inauguration. 2002: Mark Owen An original member of 1990s pop band Take That, its huge resurgence has pulled Owen back into the musical world as the group gear up for their Wonderland Live tour this year, now almost sold out. 2005: Mark "Bez" Berry Best known for his maraca-shaking with Happy Mondays, the dancer won public affection on the show and admitted that taking part helped pull him out of financial trouble. He still makes some one-off appearances at concert … [Read more...] about Who has won Celebrity Big Brother and what are they up to now?
Katie Waissel and Samantha Fox have become to the latest two housemates to leave the Celebrity Big Brother 2016 house. The X Factor singer and Eighties pop star were booted in a double eviction – the last one of the series ahead of Friday’s final. The pair received the fewest public votes, causing their removal from the series. Waissel’s departure comes just days after she had a two-hour meltdown in the Diary Room, in which she asked for her money and to be allowed to leave. However, she changed her mind and decided to stay after being persuaded by Big Brother. “Seven seems to be my lucky number,” said Waissel to presenter Emma Willis. “That’s where I came in the X Factor. “I’ve been to one too many of [Stephen] Bear’s pool parties,” she joked. Speaking of her time in the house, Waissel said: “I enjoyed just being me and having a good time. “I think some people may mistake the fact I get on with everyone as … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Katie Waissel and Samantha Fox evicted ahead of Friday’s final episode
Heavy D, aka Colin Newell, has become the latest person to be voted out of Celebrity Big Brother 2016. The Storage Hunters UK star is the fourth housemate to leave in an eviction, with Ex on the Beach’s Stephen Bear, Mob Wives’ Renee Graziano, and TOWIE’s Lewis Bloor keeping their place in the reality TV series. The self-professed ‘Boominator’ has been a controversial presence in the series, with many housemates commenting on his loud nature and in-your-face attitude. Speaking to presenter Emma Willis, Heavy D said that his eviction was "a shock". "I just thought it was a laugh in there," he said. "I thought the public would like that. I’ve had a great time. “I was [confident I would win]. Maybe it was a false sense of security.” Speculating on why the public wouldn't vote to save him, he said: “Maybe they thought I went too far with the wind-ups. “I thought the public would like a bit of Boominator. Maybe it was the booms … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Heavy D evicted as he claims he was ‘confident’ he would win
Grant Bovey has become the first person to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother 2016. Anthea Turner’s ex-husband lasted just over a week in the reality series, having been nominated alongside controversial radio host James Whale for the first public vote. While Whale was saved, Bovey didn’t earn enough votes to keep him in the reality show. “I’ve got to be honest, it’s really mixed emotions," he explained to presenter Emma Willis. "I made it very clear when I went in, I wanted to be myself, I desperately didn’t want to be first out." Bovey said he was excited to see his children, to sleep in his own bed – and to escape the drama. “I don’t have the vocabulary to explain what is really like. It’s off the scale bizarre," he said of the house. “It plays tricks with you, it plays tricks with your mind.” He’s not the first person to leave the house this year though – Christopher Biggins was forcibly removed … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Grant Bovey is first housemate to be evicted as James Whale is saved in public vote
Ofcom received 79 complaints about Celebrity Big Brother's Marnie Simpson after she was shown exposing herself in front of fellow housemate Saira Khan. The Geordie Shore regular, 24, was dared to flash her breasts and give a fake apology to the Loose Women panellist by Heavy D, Lewis Bloor and Stephen Bear. Simpson pulled down her top and gyrated her breasts as she told Khan: "I just feel that it's because I have better t*** than you." An Ofcom spokesperson said: "We have received 86 complaints about Celebrity Big Brother over the weekend. “We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not." Viewers were left outraged by Simpson’s “vile” behaviour with some calling for her to be removed from the Channel 5 show. James Whale was disgusted and told Simpson that her antics were "completely unnecessary". "She does not deserve that- stop it," he told Simpson before adding to Khan: "That could make me really angry but I won't let it. … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Marnie Simpson’s flashing sparks 79 complaints
The summer series of Big Brother is coming to a close in the near future – but fans of the show needn’t worry about their next reality TV fix. While the ‘civilian’ series is announced to draw to a close on July 26, the new series of Celebrity Big Brother will follow hot on its heels. According to the Daily Star, a leaked document from Channel 5 has revealed the start date of the celeb series as July 28 – two days after the end of the current series. After Geordie Shore star Scotty T won the January series of Celebrity Big Brother, rumours have been circulating over who could be entering this time. Eighties pop star Samantha Fox is strongly rumoured to have signed up for a stint in the house, while former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel has also been linked with the new series. Anthea Turner’s ex-husband Grant Bovey is also said to have signed up, with word of a £100,000 fee for his appearance. Celebrity Big Brother will once again be hosted … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: launch date revealed as line-up rumours circulate
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Megan McKenna has been accused of racism after an explosive rant in the Diary Room. The star flew off the handle about several housemates, particularly EastEnders actor John Partridge and US reality TV star Tiffany Pollard, stemming from frustrations over chores and responsibilities in the house. Prior to the outburst, McKenna had admitted to having had a few drinks after her team won luxury food and drink at the end of a gruelling two-day puppet-master task. As McKenna became increasingly wound up, Big Brother locked the Diary Room, causing her to pound on the door and shout, “Let me out!” Security was sent in to try and calm McKenna down, at which point she shouted about Pollard: “She is a lying little bully. She’s a bully! She’s a ghetto c***!” Some viewers immediately took to Twitter to express concerns over the “racial connotations” of the remark. A statement from Channel 5 confirmed that McKenna has … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Megan McKenna labelled ‘racist’ after calling Tiffany Pollard a ‘ghetto c***’ in drink-fuelled rant
Christmas has come to the Celebrity Big Brother house, as the housemates are all given a present in the latest task. However, this being reality TV, getting these presents was never going to be easy – or worth it, for some people. The task saw Jonathan Cheban assign a variety of presents to different members of the house. The prizes were fired up in the air for the celebs to catch – but if they dropped theirs, they wouldn’t get a thing. Coming out top was Tiffany Pollard, who won immunity from the next eviction, while Jonathan assigned himself a massage. David Gest won a romantic dinner with Irish model Jeremy McConnell, while Stephanie Davis got a self-esteem boost by winning a positive Tweet from a fan: “Stephanie is an absolute beauty and a proper genuine lass!” Then there was Christopher Maloney who won, erm, a signed photo of Bit on the Side presenter Rylan Clark-Neal. Wonderful. Less lucky were Kristina Rihanoff, who caught her present but won … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Tiffany Pollard wins immunity from next eviction in present-catching task
This year’s Celebrity Big Brother looks even more cramped than usual – the series welcomed a record number of 16 celebrities on its launch night. As well as being under constant scrutiny from the viewing public, the contestants have to survive the daily grind of living with each other in very close quarters – the house is even smaller than it looks on TV. That’s going to make it an interesting ride for former friends Danniella Westbrook and Christopher Maloney, who had a widely-publicised falling out and now find themselves in the Celebrity Big Brother house together. Speaking before entering the show, Maloney explained that the dispute came over friendship loyalties. “When [Westbrook] split up with her partner, he was still trying to be my friend. I struck up a friendship with him and I was caught in the middle,” revealed Maloney. “I think she thought that I took his friendship over hers, but it wasn’t like that. I don’t hate her. … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: What Danniella Westbrook and Christopher Maloney said about each other before entering the house
After weeks of waiting, the official line-up for Celebrity Big Brother has been revealed. The new series begins on Tuesday January 5, with a whole bunch of contestants ready to enter the confines of the Big Brother house. As usual there are many recognisable faces, including TOWIE star Gemma Collins, David Gest, Strictly Come Dancing pro Kristina Rihanoff, and EastEnders actor John Partridge. However, there’s also a few lesser-known celebrities in there, from US reality stars, to models, and even politicians. As preview series have shown, being less familiar doesn’t mean they won’t bring the fireworks in a big way - just look at 2015's Farrah Abraham. Take a look at some of the names you might not know from the 2016 line-up – you're about to get to know them a whole lot better over the next three weeks. Jonathan Cheban A close friend of Kim Kardashian, Jonathan Cheban should have plenty of stories to tell about the most famous celebrity couple in the world … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016 line-up confirmed: who are Jonathan Cheban, Winston McKenzie, Jeremy McConnell and Tiffany Pollard?
I’m A Celebrity may be over for another year, but don’t worry – Celebrity Big Brother is on the horizon, and you won’t be waiting long for it to start. The latest series of the reality show has been confirmed to return to Channel 5 in January 2016, and this time the theme will be “the vaudeville theatres of a bygone era”. A press release elaborating on the new setting says: “What lies in store for the cast of new recruits nervously waiting in the wings? Which celebrity Housemate will shine in the leading role and win… and who will be evicted as the understudies? “This year Big Brother is hosting a spectacular that will captivate and delight viewers, as they witness brand new Housemates adapting to life under the glare of Big Brother’s limelight.” While that sounds exciting and glamorous, you can still expect plenty of twists, as “behind the performance there are hints at a grittier undertone” – with … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2016: new series confirmed for January with vaudeville theatre theme