Celebrity Big Brother 2014 contestants: Meet Leslie Jordan

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

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

Who? Leslie Jordan, actor. 

Where do I know that face from? Leslie is best known for his role as Beverley Leslie on hit US sitcom Will and Grace, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Actor.

He was most recently in the last series of American Horror Story: Coven.

Little known fact Leslie grew up in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and learned to use humour as a shield to defend him from bullies.

What can we expect in the house? Leslie has worked with Hollywood stars including George Clooney, Faye Dunaway, Robert Downy Jr and Billy Bob Thornton, so he’s sure to have a few stories to tell.

Odds of winning? 14/1

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.

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