by Dayo Laniyan
“Countless twists, turns and tough tasks”
Is what host Emma Willis has promised us for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother. Now a new bunch of celebrities with eyes set on even more fame enter the infamous building to win the hearts of the crowd.
Let us introduce our contestants:
Angelique “Frenchy” Morgan: Originally from France, Frenchy started out in 2004 as an exotic dancer in Las Vegas until being spotted by Playboy. Now she is a reality TV star in the US, known for being featured in Rock of Love, I Love Money and America Stripped.
Stephanie Pratt: An actress, best known for playing herself in The Hills and recently appearing in Made in Chelsea.
Audley Harrison: A former British super heavyweight champion, who won gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and was awarded an MBE by the Queen a year later.
Edele Lynch: The younger sister of Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, and was once a part of Bewitched, that enjoyed four number ones in the UK between 1998 and 2002.
Clare King: Once nominated for Villian of the Year and Sexiest Female for her role as Kim Tate in Emmerdale, she has also played the prison governor Karen Betts in the series Bad Girls.
David McIntosh: A former Royal Marine, and played Tornado on Gladiators. Best known for being engaged to Kelly Brook.
Gary Busey: An American actor, that has appeared in 80s movies such as Lethal Weapon, Predator 2 and Point Break in 1991. Also played a cameo role in Entourage.
Kellie Maloney: Once known as boxing promoter Frank Maloney, but recently revealed that she has been going through gender re-assignment to become a woman.
George Gilbey: First appeared with his family on the TV show Gogglebox, where he was introduced as not having a girlfriend for a year. He’s still single right now.
James Jordan: Once danced on Strictly Come Dancing. According to claims, he left the show this year due to a row with panel judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Lauren Googder: Famous for being on The Only Way is Essex where she dumped her fiancé Mark Wright at the end of series 2. Gone on to appear on Dancing on Ice, finishing 11th.
Ricci Guarnaccio: Used to work as a hairdresser, until appearing on Geordie Shore.
Deirdre “White Dee” Kelly: First appeared on Benefits Street, and then went on to receive offers for modelling appearances and other reality TV shows. It is claimed that Dee does not receive welfare anymore on the ground of being ‘too depressed’ to work.
Leslie Jordan: Won an Emmy for playing the role of Beverly Leslie in the series. Also worked with other stars including George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr.