Celebrity Big Brother 2016 line up announced as leak confirmed true

With Gemma Collins, Kristina Rihanoff, Jonathan Cheban and Danniella Westbrook among contestants

Jack Shepherd
Monday 04 January 2016 11:57 GMT
Over half of the Celebrity Big Brother contestants are from reality TV shows...
Over half of the Celebrity Big Brother contestants are from reality TV shows... (Getty)

The line-up for 2016’s Celebrity Big Brother, which leaked via the Daily Star, has been confirmed true by The Mirror, and as expected the list contains a host of names very few people have ever heard of.

The majority come from reality TV shows, ranging from The Only Way Is Essex’s Gemma Collins to Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff.

According to the line-up, Jonathan Cheban (a friend of Kim Kardashians), reality star Tiffany Pollard, Geordie Shore’s Scotty T, Ex On The Beach’s Megan McKenna and former X-Factor finalist Christopher Maloney will be joining the revamped house.

Two Eastenders alumni will also be on the show - John Partridge, famous for playing Christian Clark, and Daniella Westbrook - as well as ex-Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.

There will also be a host of ‘musicians’, with Summer Holiday singer Darren Day and US producer David Gest joining the competition.

Finishing the 16-person line-up is Nancy Dell’Olio - who shot to fame as ex-England football boss Sven-Goran Eriksson's girlfriend and appeared on Strictly - and Winston McKenzie - the English Democrats' candidate for London mayor.

And last, but not least, David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie Bowie and Jeremy McConnell, a former Mr Ireland, will also enter the house.

The show's producers have promised "unwelcome surprises" for the contestants, revealing "the Big Brother garden has been transformed into a Whitechapel style foggy street scene with a Victorian pub snug".

Ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Ola Jordan has said she will not be appearing on the show, Tweeting: "Lots of people have been saying I'm going into the @bbuk house. I can assure you I am NOT. However, I Will be watching."

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