This year’s Celebrity Big Brother has been billed as the ‘Year of the Woman’, but tomorrow night we’ll be seeing the introduction of the male cast to this year’s house.
To date the faces inside the house are all female, in order to mark the 100 year anniversary of women having the vote.
But now the blokes are going into the house to mix things up a bit, and the Big Brother bosses have just revealed the full list of celebs who we will get to see join the women.
First it was confirmed that John Barnes, Liverpool legend, would be going into the house when Rylan revealed it on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.
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!
John is an ex-footballer-turned-pundit who is best known for playing for Watford, Liverpool and England during the Eighties and Nineties.
And now the full line up of contestants has been released, via The Sun, John Barnes won’t be the only John in the house. With Love Island’s own Jonny Mitchell, who became the centre of a social media storm last year after his feminism row with Camilla.
He publicly dumped Chyna Ellis on the reunion show and then began dating Made in Chelsea’s Stephanie Pratt, before they too split up.
Also heading into the house is ballet dancer and TV judge Wayne Sleep OBE, who is perhaps best known for his time judging on a couple of TV dance shows, as well as appearing on celebrity versions of Masterchef and Come Dine With Me.
Up next is perhaps the most controversial addition to the Big Brother house, comedian Dapper Laughs, whose real name is Daniel O’Reilly.
O’Reilly faced a significant backlash a few years ago for his questionable stand-up routines, in particular for making a rape joke at a gig in 2014.
Also spending time in the house is Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, whose sister – Edele from B*Witched – took part in the show in 2014, so maybe she recommended the stint in the house as a not-so relaxing vacation.
We’ve also got a bit of glamour heading into the house, courtesy of RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act, AKA Shane Jenek.
A source told The Sun:
Courtney has seen everything as a drag queen so nothing will phase 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.
Also sure to create a storm in the house is singer Ginuwine, known for his iconic track Pony, who is reportedly a self-confessed womaniser.
And last but certainly not least is The Apprentice’s Andrew Brady, who caused a bit of controversy after he allegedly slept with a fellow contestant Anisa Topan while in the show house, despite the fact she was engaged and contestants aren’t allowed to sleep together.
So we have a controversial bunch of blokes here ready to go into the house and cause a bit of friction, so we’ll see how things play out when they get in.