Celebrity Big Brother 2024 housemates: Line up for this year's series as they enter the house

Tonight sees the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2024 - here's who has entered the house so far...
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Tonight the eagerly anticipated Celebrity Big Brother returned to our screens for the first time in six years. The Big Brother house - so often home to complaints and controversy - has opened its doors once again, welcoming a host of names from the world of TV, film, music and more.

Earlier, a ‘leaked’ list of names reportedly making their way into the house on new TV home ITV, was published, sending BB fans into a speculation frenzy ahead of tonight’s show, hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best.

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So, in honour of another legendary screen name in the news today - Tony Green - settle up and settle in for the start of the latest chapter in the ofttimes chequered story of the UK’s first reality TV show.

Here, we bring you the names of those who have made their way across the Big Brother threshold to the untold drama that lies ahead.

Celebrity Big Brother 2024 housemates

The highly anticipate series is set to run for three weeks. There will be six episodes per week, airing Sunday to Friday at 9pm. The celebrity housemates who make it to the end will be in the house for a total of 19 days. The launch show (March 4) saw the celebs make their arrival and meet fellow contestants.

Sharon Osbourne

Not a contestant, but a 'lodger' with reality TV experience - former X-Factor judge Sharon Osbourne was the first celebrity to enter the Big Brother house. However, that will also not be a novelty, having been followed for MTV series The Osbournes for a number of years, alongside hubby Ozzy and children Jack and Kelly.

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Chatting to AJ Odudu and Will Best she was welcomed onto the show to a chorus of "Sharon, Sharon, Sharon" from the crowd. On entering the house, Sharon was asked if she would behave - to which she answered, "No". She was then given a 'secret mission', asked to select three contestants to enter the 'danger zone', choosing one person tomorrow to automatically face the public vote.

Louis Walsh

Sharon's fellow X-Factor judge, Louis Walsh, was next up. After more than 10 years judging others on the infamous reality music show, Walsh is confirmed as facing the judgement of Celebrity Big Brother viewers in the iconic house. The outspoken Irishman, who was the man who put Boyzone together before mentoring the likes of JLS on X-Factor, will be hoping none of his rejected pop wannabes will get on the phone in this series…

Before entering the house, Louis revealed he was hoping "Mrs O" would protect him in the house. Before stepping inside, AJ announced: "We don't like him, we love him!"

Upon entering the house, Louis was asked to join Sharon in her 'secret mission'. They were then invited in to their 'secret lair'.

Nikita Kuzmin

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Third to enter the house was a favourite on the Strictly dancefloor, professional hotstepper Nikita - hoping to waltz off with the win. The 26-year-old, who hails from Ukraine, has danced alongside the likes of Tilly Ramsay since joining the BBC show in 2021.

As he stepped inside, with Sharon and Louis hidden away, Nikita thought he was the first to enter the house. However, he was being watched by the X-Factor pair who described him as 'very pretty'.

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Another contestant with a wealth of reality TV experience is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu - the fourth celeb to step up to the CBB 2024 challenge. She won the 2022 series of Love Island and a recent stint on the US version of The Traitors. A social media sensation (she boasts 3.5 million followers on Instagram), viewers will be hopefully of some insights into her life - and split from former partner, Davide Sanclimenti.

Colson Smith

ITV has again raided the talent rota on the channel, with Coronation Street actor Colson Smith making his way into the Big Brother house. Known to soap fans as police officer Craig Tinker, Colson took part in reality sports show, The Games, in 2022. Now, fresh from the cobbles of The Street, he is sure to encounter his share of real-life drama (and another famous TV theme) alongside his new housemates.

Gary Goldsmith

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A touch of royal glamour (and perhaps a touch of scandal) has been added to proceedings with the introduction of Gary Goldsmith, uncle of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales. Her mother’s brother, in 2017 the 58-year-old pleaded guilty to punching his wife in the face during a row, and was fined £5,000.

AJ asked Gary the question we all wanted the answer to, saying: The nation needs to know, will Kate be watching?" to which Gary replied: "If she is, it'll be from behind the sofa I guess." Does this suggest we can expect fireworks from the 58-year-old, who has described himself as 'the enforcer' of the house?

Marisha Wallace

Celebrity Big Brother has ventured stateside to recruit Marisha Wallace, an actor famed for starring in Broadway shows including Aladdin and Dreamgirls, as well as being nominated for a stage Oscar - an Olivier Award - in 2022 for best actress, as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!

The self-described 'jukebox of the house' Marisha treated the excited crowd to a display of her vocal talents, telling viewers "you're going to love me" and proving she deserves all her accolades.

David Potts

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Yet another name plucked from the ITV roster, David Potts is known to many from his time on reality series, Ibiza Weekender, as well as appearances on reality favourites Dinner Date and Celebs Go Dating, on E4. The Big Brother house should be nothing new to the reality veteran.

Describing him self as the 'loud, annoying one' he's sure to cause a stir in the CBB house. Asked if he would be the 'life and soul' of the house, David screamed: "Of course I will!" Watch this space!

Levi Roots

The London musician and chef hit the headlines in 2007 after taking his signature Reggae Reggae Sauce into the Dragons Den - scoring a big hit with Peter Jones and ending up on supermarket shelves. He has not looked - or cooked - back since securing his investment, becoming a regular on TV cooking shows and famous across the country.

Zeze Millz

YouTube sensation Zeze Millz is in the house, quite literally. The social media star has interviewed celebrities including Akon and Fireboy DML on her show, but has branched out into regular TV in recent years, appearing on the likes of Good Morning Britain and The Victoria Derbyshire Show.

Lauren Simon

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Yes, yet another reality TV - kind of - favourite (and ITV star) is in the house. Lauren Simon was an original cast member of the Real Housewives of Cheshire, which has run for 15 series on the channel. A self-confessed 'natural flirt' and with her daughter shouting out from the crowd "no sex" - Lauren might add a little spice to the action in the house.

Bradley Riches

Famous for his role as James McEwan in Netflix series Heartstopper, actor Bradley is the next to join the BB line-up. The 24-year-old, who has spoken of his journey as a gay person with autism, will doubtless be hoping his acting skills will help him navigate any tricky situations with fellow housemates as he bids for the title.

Bradley was able to bond instantly with fellow housemate Nikita declaring they were both wearing the same designer, as he was welcomed into the house.

Fern Britton

The final contestant to enter the house was former This Morning host - who was once married to TV chef Phil Vickery - Fern Britton. She was replaced on the ITV morning show by Holly Willoughby in 2009, and has now replaced the infamous sofa - which she famously shared with the likes of Philip Schofield - for the diary room chair in the CBB house.

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