Celebrity Big Brother 2014 contestants: Meet Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney

It's time to get to know the latest bunch of contestants a little better

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As 14 new contestants enter the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight, it’s time to get to know those expected a little better.

Who? Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank.

Where do I know that face from? Kellie became famous for managing boxer Lennox Lewis to World Heavyweight Champion in 1993. She is undergoing gender reassignment and living life as a woman having retired from boxing in October 2013. In the past two years she has undergone hormone therapy, hair removal electrolysis, voice coaching and counselling to make the transition – all in secret.

Why Celebrity Big Brother? Kellie had planned to go public with her new life in a book once fully-transitioned, but after her exposure by a journalist was met with near universal support, she decided to enter the house last minute.


What can we expect in the house? Knowing the past controversial nature of Big Brother, there will likely be some heated debates, with Kellie sure to be showing some competitive fire.

Odds of winning? She has yet to enter the house, but Kellie is already the early favourite to win at 5/2.

Video: Big Brother contestant Kellie Maloney

Hosted by Emma Willis, series seven of the hit reality show airs on Channel 5, with viewers promised “countless twists, turns and tough tasks”.

The house has been given a make-over for the new run, but celebrities will not be expecting VIP treatment but, instead, plenty of drama and tension.

Last year’s show was won by Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby, who beat 5ive singer Abz Lowe to the title.