Big Brother 2024 – live: Sharon Osbourne, Fern Britton and Kate Middleton’s uncle enter ITV house

First look inside Celebrity Big Brother’s 2024 house

Celebrity Big Brother is back – and, for the first time ever, it is 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 contestants include X Factor judge Louis Walsh, Love Island winner Ekin-Su and Kate Middleton’s uncle, all of whom are said to have been spotted at a London hotel hours before the launch.

Sharon Osbourne has also entered the compound, but as a “celebrity lodger”; the star, who joins her fellow X Factor judge Walsh, is expected to be in the series for a few days only.

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


To whittle away the next 30 minutes until CBB begins, here’s our oral history on the original Channel 4 series featuring words from many who made it so special, including Davina McCall, Craig Phillips and Kate Lawler.

Jacob Stolworthy4 March 2024 20:30


Explaining Sharon Osbourne’s CBB deal

When Sharon Osbourne entered the Celebrity Big Brother house, it was highlighted that she is merely a “lodger” and not an official housemate.

The former X Factor judge, 71, has been given a secret task, and will be in charge of one person’s fate in the house – but it’s believed she will be leaving the series after approximately five days.

Why? Well, The Sun is reporting that ITV could not afford the fee she was asking for, which allegedly sat around £1.9m. Instead, it’s been claimed Osbourne agreed £500,000 for a shorter stint.

Sharon Osbourne is ‘celebrity lodger’ in new series of ‘CBB’


Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 09:30


The ups and downs of Kate Middleton’s playboy uncle

The much-hyped entrance of Kate Middleton’s playboy uncle into the 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 such as King Charles’s cancer diagnosis to severe embarrassment caused by Prince Andrew’s much-publicised friendship with late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

So Gary Goldsmith’s entrance into the CBB house on Monday will only induce shudders from those in Buckingham Palace who fear he will create more unwanted headlines.

Here we take a look at the ups and downs of the Princess of Wales’s “black sheep” uncle Gary Goldsmith:

Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 09:00


Celebrity Big Brother 2024 launch review

Not everyone was a fan of last night’s CBB return.

One such person was writer Sean O’Grady, who argues that the reality show’s format is dated, and plundered a few old tropes and familiar faces from other shows – though not to much success.

Find O’Grady’s review of the launch episode for The Independent below.

Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 08:30


ICYMI: This year’s CBB housemates

Here is the Celebrity Big Brother 2024 housemates – all in one place for your viewing pleasure.

Going by the audience reaction during the live launch, this year’s favourites currently are: Nikita Kuzmin, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Marisha Wallace, Levi Roots, Bradley Riches and Fern Britton.

Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 08:00


Did Will Best almost miss live launch?

While he’s yet to elaborate on why, Will Best alerted his Instagram followers to the fact that he had a mini-health scare before the launch episode of Celebrity Big Brother.

He told his followers just one hour before the episode started on ITV: “So guys, this is nearly it. We’re basically one hour away from going live on Celebrity Big Brother 2024. I’ve literally just been given a clean bill of health by a paramedic. Thank you very much. It’s a long story.”

Will Best thanked paramedics after almost missing ‘CBB’ launch


Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 03:00


Who will be evicted first?

A lot of people are all expressing the belief that Kate Middleton’s Uncle Gary isn’t long for this series…

Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 02:00


For anyone who was worrying about the legend in the crowd who missed a fist-bump with Levi Roots…

Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 01:00


Ekin-Su’s mum proving why live television is the best television

In an extremely bizarre moment on Celebrity Big Brother aftershow Late & Live, Ekin-Su’s mum, when asked if her daughter actually met an alien as she once claimed, said that her dad “is an alien” but asked everyone to “keep it a secret”.

Cue confused looks from guests Tom Allen and Oti Mabuse.

Jacob Stolworthy5 March 2024 00:00


Late & Live exclusive

Tomorrow, two of the three endangered housemates – Gary, Zeze and David– will have to enter Sharon’s secret lair and plead their case for why they should stay in the house.

The housemate who fails to impress her will be facing eviction on Friday.

Jacob Stolworthy4 March 2024 23:30