First look inside Celebrity Big Brother’s 2024 house

Celebrity Big Brother is back – and, for the first time ever, it will be on ITV.

Months after the reality series titan returned on a new channel, the celebrity version has been resurrected in the hopes of emulating the success of the latest civilian series, which was won by Jordan Sangha in November.

The rumoured contestants include X Factor judge Louis Walsh, ex-This Morning host Fern Britton and Kate Middleton’s uncle, all of whom are said to have been spotted at a London hotel hours before the launch.

In the past, Big Brother, which aired on Channel 4 and then Channel 5, has been hosted by Davina McCall, Brian Dowling and Emma Willis, but the new iteration is headed up by AJ Odudu and Will Best.

Previous versions of Celebrity Big Brother have created TV gold, from Tiffany Pollard’s iconic “David’s Dead” misunderstanding to George Galloway and Rula Lenska‘s creepy cat cosplay.

Follow along with all the live updates as CBB returns to ITV

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Who will be in Celebrity Big Brother?

For weeks now, speculation has been rife over who will be joining the reality show.

ITV has tried its best to keep the details of the line-up under lock and key, but a leaked list of 13 names revealed the potential celebrities who might be entering the house tonight.

Among them are a Strictly Come Dancing pro, two former X Factor judges, a Broadway star, a Heartstopper actor and a presenter of This Morning.

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Housemate was allegedly dropped from CBB 10 days ago

Faryal Makhdoom has claimed she was dropped from Celebrity Big Brother, 10 days before the launch episode.

The content creator and wife of former boxing star Amir Khan shared a video to fans last month, in which she declared that she had been recruited for the forthcoming season of the reality show for its first run on ITV2.

However, Makhdoom alleged that she had been let go by producers due to her avid support of Palestine on her social media platforms.

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CBB controvsery

The first ever series of Celebrity Big Brother aired on Channel 4 in 2003. It had seven series before moving to Channel 5 in 2011, where it remained until 2018.

Over the years, the show has had its fair share of controversial moments – and with the series returning following a five-year hiatus, now on ITV, Nicole Vassell looks back at some of the most shokcing scenes.

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Is Sharon Osbourne joining CBB?

Early rumours suggested that Sharon Osbourne would enter the Celebrity Big Brother house.

However, according to The Sun, Osborune will be joining the reality show in a guest capacity, and will not be a fixed housemate.

It’s unknown when exactly Osbourne’s alleged appearance will take place, but viewers will be excited to see her reunited with X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who is rumoured to be a part of the 2024 line-up.

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This year’s most controversial housemate?

The much-hyped expected entrance of Kate Middleton’s playboy uncle into the Celebrity Big Brother house will likely be met with dread by the royal family’s already overloaded PR team.

It’s been an exhausting 12 months for The Firm, with everything from major health shocks like King Charles’ cancer diagnosis to severe embarrassment caused by Prince Andrew’s much-publicised dealings with paedophile Jeffery Epstein.

Read more on the rumoured housemate below:

Jacob Stolworthy4 March 2024 16:00

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Catching up with Big Brother’s Henry and Jordan

Did you watch Big Brother’s ITV debut back in October?

The series was won by Jordan Sangha, who is now in a relationship with third-placed housemate Henry Southan, and The Independent caught up with the pair last moth.

Big Brother stars Jordan and Henry dropped into our studio to talk about life after the house and the “whirlwind” of their newfound fame.

They captured the hearts of the audience with their will-they-won’t-they romance and discuss what their future holds as well as that steamy hot tub scene.

Big Brother’s Jordan and Henry on life after the house | Binge Watch

Big Brother stars Jordan Sangha and Henry Southan open up about life after the house and the “bloody whirlwind” of their newfound fame. The pair, who finished first and third respectively, captured the hearts of the audience with their will-they-won’t-they romance in season 20 of the reality show that started them all. They exclusively chat with Independent TV’s Jacob Stolworthy about what the future holds, moving in together, and *that* steamy hot tub scene. Get the latest film and TV news and reviews with Binge Watch on Independent TV.

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In a strange case of bizarre timing, ex-CBB housemate George Galloway has been back in the news following his win in the Rochdale by-election last week.

What better time, then, to relive the former Labour MP pretending to be a cat while nibbling from actor Rula Lenska’s hands?

The roleplay began with Galloway uttering the now-famous line: “Would you like me to be the cat?”

George Galloway pretends to be a cat in resurfaced Big Brother clip

George Galloway pretends to be a cat in this Celebrity Big Brother scene, which has resurfaced following his win in the Rochdale by-election. The former Labour MP is seen nibbling from actress Rula Lenska’s hands in the famous reality TV scene from 2006. The politician purrs like a cat as his housemate scratches behind his ears for the TV cameras. The bizarre roleplay began with Mr Galloway purring: “Now would you like me to be the cat?” Then on his hands and knees, he pretends to eat from her hand. The leader of the Workers Party of Great Britain was announced the winner of the Rochdale by-election in the early hours of Friday morning (1 March).

Jacob Stolworthy4 March 2024 15:00

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The design of the Big Brother house

ITV has offered a glimpse at the design of the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The images reveal what bosses hoped the house, which is based in London, would look like long efore it started being built.

You can see from the below that they did an immensely great job…

Jacob Stolworthy4 March 2024 14:30

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AJ and Will learn who the CBB housemates will be

Two people who currently known the identites of the new crop of celebrity housemates are AJ Odudu and Will Best.

ITV has released a video showing the presenting duo’s discovery of who will be entering the compound this evening.

“I never thought I’d see them on screen together!” Best said of what seems to be an eclectic line-up, with Odudu adding of another: “When it comes to nominations, they’re going to be savage.”

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The first ever series of Celebrity Big Brother aired on Channel 4 in 2003. It had seven series before moving to Channel 5 in 2011, where it remained until 2018.

Over the years, the show has had its fair share of brilliant moments – and with the series returning following a five-year hiatus, now on ITV, Katie Rosseinsky looks back at some of the most memorable scenes.

Jacob Stolworthy4 March 2024 13:30