List of Celebrity Big Brother housemates
Celebrity Big Brother is a spin-off of the British reality television series Big Brother, broadcast in the UK and Ireland. Originally broadcast on Channel 4 and E4 and now broadcast on Channel 5 and 5*, it involves a group of celebrities, called housemates, living in isolation from the outside world in a custom-built "house". The actions of the participants are recorded constantly by microphones and cameras situated in each room. Regularly, the housemates nominate two other members of the group each to face eviction; those with the most nominations face a public telephone vote, and the housemate who receives the most public votes is evicted. This procedure continues until the final day, when the viewers vote for who of the remaining participants they want to win the programme. Profits from premium-rate telephone votes are donated to charities such as Comic Relief, Centrepoint and the Samaritans.
Thirteen editions of Celebrity Big Brother have been made, involving a total of 140 housemates. The programme has been the centre of controversies over the actions and inclusion of some of its housemates. For instance, viewer and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) complaints prompted Hertfordshire Police to remove a coat from the 2006 edition after Pete Burns claimed that it was made from gorilla fur and therefore against the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreement of 1975. However, after an analysis at the Natural History Museum, it was later discovered that the coat was made from the fur of Colobus monkeys. Fellow members of parliament criticised George Galloway's participation in the same series, stating that Galloway had missed important debates regarding his constituency, Bethnal Green and Bow, and rejecting claims that Galloway took part to raise political awareness amongst the British youth. The family of Stuart Lubbock, a man who died in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool, criticised the programme makers for paying the entertainer £150,000 to participate on the programme. The mental states of the contestants were called into question during the first series; psychologist Mark Griffiths highlighted behaviour displayed by Anthea Turner and Vanessa Feltz as examples of the negative effects of the programme. Germaine Greer voluntarily left the 2005 series after accusing the producers of using "superior bullying" tactics against contestants; commentators such as Graham Norton have argued that the housemates are not "actual celebrities". During the 2009 series, 527 viewers complained to Ofcom, the majority concerned about Coolio's conduct towards female contestants, but it was decided that the broadcaster's code was not breached. Comments made by Heidi Fleiss also proved controversial during the final series to air on Channel 4 of the programme in 2010; she accused Ivana Trump of smuggling drugs onto the programme, a claim that Trump's spokesperson denied, and made comments about abortion that attracted criticism.
During the 2007 series, comments directed to and made about Shilpa Shetty from Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd, Jo O'Meara and Jack Tweed caused an international racism controversy. The British and Indian governments commented on the issue, while Ofcom decreed that Channel 4 had been guilty of "serious editorial misjudgements" after 54,000 viewers claimed that Shetty had been the victim of racial discrimination. The broadcaster was made to air a series of on-air apologies, and the programme was not included in Channel 4's 2008 schedule; it was replaced by Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack. In 2009, Channel 4's director of television Kevin Lygo announced that Big Brother "had reached a natural end point" and the 2010 edition was the final celebrity series to air on the channel. However, Channel 5 stated in April 2011 that it has signed a two-year deal with Endemol, the show's creators, to air both version of the programme for a reported £220m. The series started on 18 August 2011 and former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling replaced Davina McCall as the programme's presenter. owling presented the programme until January 2013, his final series being Celebrity Big Brother 11. Since the twelfth series of the show, Emma Willis has presented.
- Third place
|1||Jack Dee||38||Comedian||1st - Winner|
|1||Claire Sweeney||29||Actress||2nd - Runner-up|
|1||Keith Duffy||26||Singer and actor||3rd - Third place|
|1||Anthea Turner||40||Presenter||4th - Evicted|
|1||Vanessa Feltz||39||Broadcaster and journalist||5th - Evicted|
|1||Chris Eubank||35||Boxer||6th - Evicted|
|2||Mark Owen||30||Singer||1st - Winner|
|2||Les Dennis||48||Presenter and comedian||2nd - Runner-up|
|2||Melinda Messenger||31||Glamour model and presenter||3rd - Third Place|
|2||Sue Perkins||33||Comedienne and presenter||4th - Evicted|
|2||Anne Diamond||48||Journalist and presenter||5th - Evicted|
|2||Goldie||37||Musician, DJ and actor||6th - Evicted|
|3||Bez||40||Dancer and percussionist||1st - Winner|
|3||Kenzie||19||Rapper||2nd - Runner-up|
|3||Brigitte Nielsen||41||Actress and model||3rd - Third Place|
|3||Jeremy Edwards||33||Actor||4th - Evicted|
|3||Caprice Bourret||33||Model and actress||5th - Evicted|
|3||Lisa I'Anson||39||Presenter||6th - Evicted|
|3||John McCririck||64||Horse racing pundit||7th - Evicted|
|3||Jackie Stallone||83||Mother of Sylvester Stallone||8th - Evicted|
|3||Germaine Greer||65||Feminist, academic and journalist||9th - Walked|
|4||Chantelle Houghton||22||Non-celebrity||1st - Winner|
|4||Michael Barrymore||53||Comedian and presenter||2nd - Runner-up|
|4||Maggot||24||Rapper||3rd - Third Place|
|4||Preston||23||Singer||4th - Evicted|
|4||Pete Burns||46||Singer||5th - Evicted|
|4||Traci Bingham||37||Actress and model||6th - Evicted|
|4||Dennis Rodman||44||Basketball player||7th - Evicted|
|4||George Galloway||51||Politician and journalist||8th - Evicted|
|4||Rula Lenska||57||Actress||9th - Evicted|
|4||Faria Alam||39||Affair with Sven-Goran Eriksson||10th - Evicted|
|4||Jodie Marsh||27||Glamour model||11th - Evicted|
|5||Shilpa Shetty||31||Actress||1st - Winner|
|5||Jermaine Jackson||52||Jackson family member and singer||2nd - Runner-up|
|5||Dirk Benedict||61||Actor||3rd - Third Place|
|5||Ian "H" Watkins||30||Singer||4th - Evicted|
|5||Danielle Lloyd||23||Glamour model and Miss Great Britain||5th - Evicted|
|5||Jack Tweed||19||Boyfriend of Jade Goody||6th - Evicted|
|5||Cleo Rocos||44||Actress||7th - Evicted|
|5||Jo O'Meara||27||Singer||8th - Evicted|
|5||Jade Goody||25||Reality TV star||9th - Evicted|
|5||Carole Malone||52||Journalist and broadcaster||10th - Evicted|
|5||Leo Sayer||58||Singer||11th - Walked|
|5||Jackiey Budden||48||Mother of Jade Goody||12th - Evicted|
|5||Ken Russell||79||Director||13th - Walked|
|5||Donny Tourette||22||Singer||14th - Walked|
|6||Ulrika Jonsson||41||Presenter||1st - Winner|
|6||Terry Christian||45||Presenter||2nd - Runner-up|
|6||Coolio||45||Musician||3rd - Third Place|
|6||Verne Troyer||40||Actor||4th - Evicted|
|6||Ben Adams||27||Singer||5th - Evicted|
|6||Tommy Sheridan||44||Politician||6th - Evicted|
|6||La Toya Jackson||52||Jackson family member and singer||7th - Evicted|
|6||Michelle Heaton||28||Singer||8th - Evicted|
|6||Mutya Buena||23||Singer||9th - Walked|
|6||Tina Malone||45||Actress||10th - Evicted|
|6||Lucy Pinder||25||Glamour model||11th - Evicted|
|7||Alex Reid||34||Mixed martial artist and (then) boyfriend of Katie Price||1st - Winner|
|7||Dane Bowers||30||Singer||2nd - Runner-up|
|7||Vinnie Jones||44||Actor and ex-footballer||3rd - Third Place|
|7||Jonas Altberg||25||Singer, record producer and DJ||4th - Evicted|
|7||Stephanie Beacham||62||Actress||5th - Evicted|
|7||Nicola Tappenden||27||Glamour model||6th - Evicted|
|7||Ivana Trump||60||Model and socialite||7th - Evicted|
|7||Sisqó||31||Singer||8th - Evicted|
|7||Stephen Baldwin||43||Actor||9th - Evicted|
|7||Lady Sovereign||24||Rapper||10th - Evicted|
|7||Heidi Fleiss||44||Former pimp and TV personality||11th - Evicted|
|7||Katia Ivanova||21||Ex-girlfriend of Ronnie Wood||12th - Evicted|
|8||Paddy Doherty||52||Reality TV star||1st - Winner|
|8||Kerry Katona||30||Media personality and singer||2nd - Runner-up|
|8||Jedward||19||Singers||3rd - Third Place|
|8||Amy Childs||21||Reality TV star||4th - Evicted|
|8||Lucien Laviscount||19||Actor||5th - Evicted|
|8||Darryn Lyons||45||Paparazzo||6th - Evicted|
|8||Bobby Sabel||25||Model||7th - Evicted|
|8||Tara Reid||35||Actress and model||8th - Evicted|
|8||Pamela Bach Hasselhoff||47||Actress, ex-wife of David Hasselhoff||9th - Evicted|
|8||Sally Bercow||41||Wife of John Bercow||10th - Evicted|
|9||Denise Welch||53||Actress and TV panellist||1st - Winner|
|9||Frankie Cocozza||18||Singer||2nd - Runner-up|
|9||Gareth Thomas||37||Rugby player||3rd - Third Place|
|9||Michael Madsen||54||Actor, poet and photographer||4th - Evicted|
|9||Kristina and Karissa Shannon||22||Playboy playmates and glamour models||5th - Evicted|
|9||Romeo||31||Rapper||6th - Evicted|
|9||Nicola McLean||30||Glamour model and media personality||7th - Evicted|
|9||Natalie Cassidy||28||Actress and TV personality||8th - Evicted|
|9||Kirk Norcross||23||Reality TV star||9th - Evicted|
|9||Georgia Salpa||26||Model||10th - Evicted|
|9||Natasha Giggs||29||Affair with Ryan Giggs||11th - Evicted|
|9||Andrew Stone||39||Reality TV star||12th - Evicted|
|10||Julian Clary||53||Comedian||1st - Winner|
|10||Coleen Nolan||47||Singer and TV presenter||2nd - Runner-up|
|10||Martin Kemp||50||Singer and actor||3rd - Third Place|
|10||Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino||31||Reality TV star||4th - Evicted|
|10||Ashley McKenzie||21||Judoka||5th - Evicted|
|10||MC Harvey||33||Rapper||6th - Evicted|
|10||Julie Goodyear||70||Actress||7th - Evicted|
|10||Prince Lorenzo Borghese||40||Italian prince and entrepreneur||8th - Evicted|
|10||Danica Thrall||24||Glamour model and TV personality||9th - Evicted|
|10||Samantha Brick||39||Journalist and writer||10th - Evicted|
|10||Rhian Sugden||25||Glamour model||11th - Evicted|
|10||Cheryl Fergison||46||Actress||12th - Evicted|
|10||Jasmine Lennard||27||Fashion model||13th - Evicted|
|11||Rylan Clark||24||Singer and presenter||1st - Winner|
|11||Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt||26 and 29||Reality TV stars||2nd - Runner-up|
|11||Ryan Moloney||33||Actor||3rd - Third Place|
|11||Claire Richards||35||Singer||4th - Evicted|
|11||Neil 'Razor' Ruddock||44||Ex-footballer and TV personality||5th - Evicted|
|11||Tricia Penrose||42||Actress and singer||6th - Evicted|
|11||Frankie Dettori||42||Jockey||7th - Evicted|
|11||Gillian Taylforth||57||Actress||8th - Evicted|
|11||Lacey Banghard||20||Glamour model||9th - Evicted|
|11||Sam Robertson||27||Actor||10th - Evicted|
|11||Paula Hamilton||51||Supermodel||11th - Evicted|
|12||Charlotte Crosby||23||Reality TV star||1st - Winner|
|12||Abz Love||34||Singer||2nd - Runner-up|
|12||Lauren Harries||35||Media personality||3rd - Third place|
|12||Carol McGiffin||53||TV panellist and journalist||4th - Evicted|
|12||Mario Falcone||25||Reality TV star||5th - Evicted|
|12||Vicky Entwistle||44||Actress||6th - Evicted|
|12||Louie Spence||44||Dancer and TV personality||7th - Evicted|
|12||Courtney Stodden||18||TV personality||8th - Evicted|
|12||Bruce Jones||60||Actor||9th - Evicted|
|12||Dustin Diamond||36||Actor||10th - Evicted|
|12||Sophie Anderton||36||Model and reality TV star||11th - Evicted|
|12||Ron Atkinson||74||Former football manager and pundit||12th - Evicted|
|12||Danielle Marr||33||Reality TV star||13th - Evicted|
|13||Jim Davidson||60||Comedian and TV presenter||1st - Winner|
|13||Dappy||26||Rapper||2nd - Runner-up|
|13||Ollie Locke||26||Reality TV star||3rd - Third place|
|13||Luisa Zissman||26||Reality TV star||4th - Evicted|
|13||Sam Faiers||23||Reality TV star||5th - Evicted|
|13||Casey Batchelor||29||Glamour model||6th - Evicted|
|13||Lee Ryan||30||Singer||7th - Evicted|
|13||Linda Nolan||54||Singer||8th - Evicted|
|13||Liz Jones||55||Journalist and columnist||9th - Evicted|
|13||Lionel Blair||82||Actor||10th - Evicted|
|13||Jasmine Waltz||31||US media personality||11th - Evicted|
|13||Evander Holyfield||51||Boxer||12th - Evicted|
|14||Gary Busey||70||Actor||1st - Winner|
|14||Audley Harrison||42||Heavyweight boxer||2nd - Runner-up|
|14||James Jordan||36||Professional dancer||3rd - Third place|
|14||George Gilbey||30||Reality TV star||4th - Evicted|
|14||Dee Kelly||43||Reality TV star||5th - Evicted|
|14||Edele Lynch||35||Singer||6th - Evicted|
|14||Lauren Goodger||27||Reality TV star||7th - Evicted|
|14||Ricci Guarnaccio||27||Reality TV star||8th - Evicted|
|14||Kellie Maloney||61||Boxing manager||9th - Evicted|
|14||Stephanie Pratt||28||Reality TV star||10th - Evicted|
|14||Frenchy||38||Model, actress and TV personality||11th - Evicted|
|14||Claire King||52||Actress||12th - Walked|
|14||Leslie Jordan||59||Actor||13th - Evicted|
|14||David McIntosh||28||Former Gladitor and Kelly Brook's fiancé||14th - Evicted|
- ^ Ages at the time the celebrity entered the house
- First to enter: N/A (Celebrity Big Brother 1)
- Last to enter: Gary Busey (Celebrity Big Brother 14)
- Last out: Gary Busey (Winner) (Celebrity Big Brother 14)
- Biggest winning percentage: 77% to win – Mark Owen (Celebrity Big Brother 2)
- Closest winning percentage: 54% to win – Bez (Celebrity Big Brother 3)
- Biggest eviction percentage: 82% to evict – Jade Goody (Celebrity Big Brother 5)
- Closest eviction percentage: 50.6% to evict – Anne Diamond (Celebrity Big Brother 2)
- Most nominations: 24 nominations – Gary Busey (Celebrity Big Brother 14)
- Most nominations in a single week: 10 nominations – Heidi and Spencer (Celebrity Big Brother 11)
- Most times nominated: 5 times – Jim Davidson, Liz Jones, Luisa Zissman (Celebrity Big Brother 13), Gary Busey (Celebrity Big Brother 14)
- Most nominations from a winner: 24 nominations – Gary Busey (Celebrity Big Brother 14)
- Least nominations from a winner: 0 nominations – Paddy Doherty (Celebrity Big Brother 8)
- Most nominations from a finalist: 24 nominations – Gary Busey (Celebrity Big Brother 14)
- Least nominations from a finalist: 0 nominations – Vinnie Jones (Celebrity Big Brother 7), Paddy Doherty, Kerry Katona, Jedward, Amy Childs (Celebrity Big Brother 8), Casey Batchelor (Celebrity Big Brother 13)
- 22 March - Jade Goody, Big Brother 3, Big Brother Panto and Celebrity Big Brother 5 housemate. (b. 1981)
On some occasions, celebrities have entered the house for a short period of time as guests.
|Series||Celebrity||Notability||Reasons for entering||Source|
|4||Jimmy Savile||Television presenter||Re-creating his television programme Jim'll Fix It with the housemates|||
|Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan||Television presenters||Playing You Say We Pay alongside housemate George Galloway for the weekly shopping task, as part of their programme Richard & Judy|||
|5||John and Sylvia Caddock||Parents of Jackiey Budden, grandparents of Jade Goody||Attended a meal in the house as part of the masters and servants task|||
|6||Michelle Marsh||Glamour model||Posed for photographs from a cherry picker as part of the paparazzi task|||
|Michael Barrymore||TV presenter, comedian and Celebrity Big Brother 4 housemate|
|Alice Barry||Shameless Actress|
|Nikki Grahame||Big Brother 7 housemate|||
|7||Barry Fry||Football manager||Gave each housemate a pep talk about their performance in the house|||
|Edward||Lionel Richie impersonator||Judged a task in which the housemates had to sculpt a model of Richie's head|||
|Davina McCall||Television presenter (Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother)||Entered the house for an evening in disguised as evicted housemate Nicola T wearing a chicken outfit.|||
|8||Mohamed Al-Fayed||Businessman||Judged an Egyptian-themed task|||
|Marco Pierre White||Chef||Judged a cooking task|||
|Christopher Mintz-Plasse||Actor (Fright Night)||Delivered prizes to housemates who won the Fright Night themed task|||
|9||Jodie Marsh||Glamour model and Celebrity Big Brother 4 housemate||Judged a fitness task|||
|Jedward||Singers, Celebrity Big Brother 8 housemates||Voices of the Cheeky Cherubs giving housemates secret tasks|||
|Aldo Zilli||Chef||Prepared food for winners of a task|||
|10||Marilyn Galsworthy||Actress||Entered to convince housemates she's a celebrity psychic called Shelley, but was actually receiving instructions from her daughter and ex housemate, Jasmine Lennard|||
|12||Doug Hutchison||Actor, Courtney Stodden's husband||Entered to see Courtney in her part of the fake hostage shopping task|||
|Vanessa Feltz||Broadcaster, Journalist and Celebrity Big Brother 1 Housemate||Entered as part of the BBFM task|||
|Rylan Clark||TV Personality, Bit on the Side host||Entered as part of the Big Brother's bitchfest task|||
|Danielle Marr||Dublin Wives' star, ex-housemate|
|Sophie Anderton||Model, Reality TV star, ex-housemate|
|13||Antony Costa||Members of Blue||Entered as part of the 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' task.|||
|Jasmine Waltz||US media personality, ex-housemate|||
|Emma Willis||Television presenter (Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother)|||
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- [dead link]
- Official website
- Celebrity Big Brother at the Internet Movie Database
- Celebrity Big Brother at TV.com
- Big Brother's channel on YouTube
- Big Brother on Twitter