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
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.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Doctor Who film will definitely happen, leaked Sony emails reveal
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate