Who’s in the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line-up, what time is it on Channel 5 and who was evicted last night?

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CELEBRITY Big Brother has made an explosive return to our screens.

Here is the info on what time it is on tonight, who is in the house and who has been evicted.

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When did Celebrity Big Brother 2018 start and what channel is it on?

Celebrity Big Brother is on twice a year, and returned to our screens on January 2 at 9pm on Channel 5.

The next episode will air tonight (January 13) at 10:30pm on Channel 5 and is an episode which will highlight the past week's events including the eviction of India Willoughby.

Spin-off Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal airs after the main programme during the week but rests at the weekend.

The show launched with an ALL-FEMALE cast of celebrities to commemorate 100 years of women have the right to vote.

CBB showed how the women interacted in the house before the male celebrities made their entrance. The show also promises to "challenge gender stereotypes".

 Emma Willis is leading the proceedings again this yearGetty – Contributor Emma Willis is leading the proceedings again this year

Who is hosting Celebrity Big Brother 2018?

Just like Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother 2018 is being hosted by Big Brother veteran Emma Willis.

Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side will be hosted by former contestant and X Factor finalist Rylan Clark-Neal.

In Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side, Rylan will usually be joined by various guests to look back at the drama from the day's events in the house.

Who is in the line-up for Celebrity Big Brother 2018?

The full line-up for Celebrity Big Brother has now been revealed.

This year's show launched with an all-female cast to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

A TV source said: “Channel 5 wants to make a real splash as part of their women’s vote celebrations.

“They are keen to cast opinionated women like Germaine Greer over no-mark reality TV girls who look good but have little to say or bring to the conversation.

“Bosses are expecting catfights galore, plenty of tension and clashing personalities.”

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Rachel Johnson

The Sun revealed how Boris Johnson's sister would be heading into the house in January.

A journalist, a political commentator and columnist – Rachel Johnson will be hoping not to do or say anything to cause problems for the Foreign Secretary.

A TV source said: "Bosses want this year’s show to be quite different. There are lots of intelligent, cultured people going in, all with strong opinions.

"People have been chosen because they might clash — but hopefully there’ll be heated debate and discussion rather than just screaming and storming out. Rachel is a great signing and fits the bill."

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Malika Haqq

The Sun Online exclusively revealed that Malika Haqq, star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, would be entering the house.

Khloe Kardashian's "professional best friend" was spotted at Heathrow airport the day before launch night.

A source told The Sun Online: "Not only is Malika friends with the most famous family in the planet, she has become a massive name in her own right.

"Show bosses have paid a huge amount of money to get her and they hope she will be able to to give an amazing insight into life with the Kardashians."

 Ashley James dubbed herself a "DJ and social media influencer" upon entering the housePA:Press Association Ashley James dubbed herself a "DJ and social media influencer" upon entering the house

Ashley James

Ashley James is the latest star to sign up for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Channel 5 bosses are hoping the former Made in Chelsea star, 30, will bring drama and spill secrets on her famous pals – including her fling with Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams.

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Jess Impiazzi

A source told The Sun Online: "Jess is best known as a glamour girl, but she has strong views and thinks women should celebrate their bodies.

"She won't be afraid to speak her mind if others don't agree with her."

 India Willoughby entered the house as part of the all-female line-upPA:Press Association India Willoughby entered the house as part of the all-female line-up

India Willoughby (evicted)

India Willoughby was the first person to be evicted from the CBB house.

The Channel 5 host made history when she transitioned and became the nation's first trans newsreader last year and now she is set to spice up the CBB house with her forthright views.

During her time as a reporter at ITV Border – India, who was then known as Jonathan, presented news broadcasts from the North East and Cumbria.

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Ann Widdecombe

The former Tory MP has thrown herself into her TV since quitting frontline politics in 2010.

Ann, who served as the MP for Maidstone and The Weald from 1987 to 2010, starred on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.

She has also made appearances on Songs of Praise, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip and Sugar Free Farm.

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Amanda Barrie

Former Coronation Street star Amanda will be the oldest housemate in the original seven entering the house for this year's show.

She made her name in the Carry On films before becoming a regular on the Corrie cobbles from the 1980s until her departure from the show in 2011.

Among her more recent acting credits are appearances in Bad Girls and The Real Marigold Hotel.

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Maggie Oliver

Maggie Oliver is a former detective constable in Greater Manchester Police (GMP) who resigned following the Rochdale grooming scandal.

The mum-of-four was commended for her work during murder and gang crime inquiries.

She quit the force claiming hundreds of cases of alleged abuse were mishandled or ignored by GMP.

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Courtney Act

The Sun Online exclusively revealed how Australian drag queen Courtney Act would be entering the house.

A source said: "Courtney has seen everything as a drag queen so nothing will faze her in the house.

"She's a pro who won't be intimidated by any of the big personalities in there and she won't back down from a row."

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Andrew Brady

Andrew Brady is a 26-year-old Project Engineer from Cheshire.

He currently works in the aerospace industry and says that his best business quality is his relentless work ethic.

After failing on The Apprentice, getting fired in week eight he will be hoping to go further in CBB 2018.

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John Barnes

Former Liverpool and England legend John Barnes was announced as a shock housemate on launch night by Rylan on CBBBOTS.

The 54-year-old is one of the most talented wingers English football ever produced and scored a famous solo goal against Brazil in 1984.

He is also famous for his rapping skills, most memorably with his cameo in New Order's World in Motion, which was England's official World Cup anthem in 1990.

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Shane Lynch

Shane Lynch, who found fame in 90s boyband Boyzone alongside Ronan Keating and Co is CBB bound.

The 41-year-old is known for his love of cars and is a huge motor racing fan.

This is far from Shane's first foray into the reality TV world having also appeared on The Games, Love Island and Cirque De Celebrite.

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Jonny Mitchell

Jonny was the first confirmed man who would be heading into the CBB house.

He rose to fame on Love Island where he enjoyed romance with Camilla Thurlow and Tyla Carr.

After the show a romance developed with Stephanie Pratt but the pair called it quits.

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Ginuwine

The Sun revealed how producers were keen to sign up R&B star Ginuwine for the series.

The US singer, 47, has been lined up by execs in the hope he will have a romance in the house after previously confessing to being a womaniser and fathering nine children by five different women.

Ginuwine is best known for working with music stars such as Timbaland and Missy Elliott – while his song Pony was on the soundtrack of the Channing Tatum movie Magic Mike.

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Dapper Laughs

Another name heading for the house which was revealed by The Sun is controversial comedian Dapper Laughs.

The comic, whose real name is Daniel O'Reilly, became embroiled in a media storm after he made a joke about a female audience member "gagging for a rape" during a stand-up performance.

A show source said: "Dapper Laughs is going to make great TV and he's definitely going to spice things up in the house."

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Wayne Sleep

Wayne Sleep was born in Devon on July 17, 1968, and won a Leverhulme Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School aged 13.

In 1966, he joined the Royal Ballet Company and became a Senior Principal Dancer and established a world record by doing an entrechat-douze (a jump with twelve beats of the feet) in 1973.

He left to form his own dance company Dash in 1980 and worked to present dance to a wider audience, while he also appeared on a variety of West End shows.

 

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