On the heels of Luke Anderson winning Big Brother UK, a new set of house mates are ready to enter the eye and live inside the walls of the Big Brother house. This time around, it’s another Celebrity Edition. While here in the US, we’ve had an All-Star version, we’ve never been graced with a “celebrity” series. I guess they’re all booked up doing shows like “Dancing With The Stars” or any of the vocal talent shows. But, one American reality star has managed to find his way into the UK house.

Like any celebrity edition of a show, you look at the list of names and you go, “who are these people?” For the fact that I don’t live in the UK or watch a lot of UK television, I was pretty impressed that I knew who half of the house mates were. What I love is that this mix of celebs is sure to bring the drama this season as they seemed to cast quite the polarizing crew. I’ve given you a quick preview of three celebs above but you can check out the entire lot and vote for your favorite below.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – Reality Star

Age: 30
Famous for: Like an American TOWIE star he rose to fame on US reality show Jersey Shore. Is often seen parading his body and abs around for all to see
Marital Status: Single
Most Likely To: Eye up all of the ladies in the house and flash his abs

Danica Thrall – Model

Age: 24
Famous for: Glamour modelling in the likes of FHM, Loaded and Nuts and winning Miss Derby in 2006. She also appeared on Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys
Marital Status: Single
Most Likely to: Be the dark horse

MC Harvey – Rapper

Age: 33
Famous for: Being part of rap group So Solid Crew. He also hit newspapers when he married Mis-teeq’s Alesha Dixon – only to cheat on her with singer Javine Hylton.
Marital status: He divorced Alesha Dixon in 2006 after his affair came to light. He went on to have a daughter, Angel, with Javine but the pair have since split up
Most Likely To: Break into rap

Ashely McKenzie – Judo Athlete

Age: 23
Famous for: Competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games as he’s an Olympic Judo athlete
Marital Status: Single, and looks ready for love in the house
Most likely to: Strike up a bromance with MC Harvey

Cheryl Fergison – Actress

Age: 48
Famous for: Playing George Michael fan Heather, aka ‘Ev’, in EastEnders until she was killed off earlier this year
Marital status: Married to Yassine Al-Jermoni. Has a son from her first marriage.
Most Likely To: Sing George Michael songs and ‘be quite annoying’

Coleen Nolan – Singer/Presenter

Age: 47
Famous for: Being a Loose Woman, one of the Nolan Sisters
Marital status: Married to second husband Ray Fensome. Mother of three children, including two with ex-husband Shane Ritchie
Most Likely To: Be in the mood for dancing, give away private information about her sex life

Julian Clary – Actor/Comedian

Age: 53
Famous for: Making people laugh with his comedy sketches and TV shows. And for being a ‘renowned homosexual’
Marital Status: Single – he is currently touring the UK searching for love on the Position Vacant – Apply Within trek
Most likely to: Make the house laugh with inappropriate jokes

Julie Goodyear – Actress

Age: 70
Famous for: Playing iconic Coronation Street character Bet Lynch, is hailed as soap royalty and has even picked up an M.B.E. from the Queen
Marital Status: Married long-term boyfriend and ex-stalker Scott Brand at the age of 65 in 2007
Most likely to: Smoke like a chimney – and complain about anyone being ‘drunk or aggressive’

Jasmine Lennard – Model

Age: 27
Famous for: Appearing on Make Me A Supermodel in 2005. But more recently she’s been known for her flings with the likes of Simon Cowell and Cristiano Ronaldo
Marital Status: She is bisexual and has a son with American musician Seth ‘Shifty’ Binzer
Most Likely to: Tell Samantha Brick she’s not as beautiful as her – and tell tales on Rhian’s past

Prince Lorenzo Borghese – Royalty

Age: 40
Famous for: He is a member of the Italian noble family, is a cosmetics entrepreneur. But he’s best known on US TV for appearing on 2006’s The Bachelor where he tried to find love
Marital Status: Despite appearing on TV searching for a wife he remains single
Most Likely To: Try and marry the best candidate in the house

Martin Kemp – Musician/Actor

Age: 50
Famous for: Originally being the bassist for Spandau Ballet. He then found fame as an actor in soap EastEnders, playing Steve Owen
Marital Status: Married pop singer Shirlie Holliman of Pepsi & Shirlie fame in 1988
Most likely to: ‘Have a game plan’ and pull out all the stops to win. But don’t ask him to sing!

Rhian Sugden – Model/Actress

Age: 25
Famous for: Posing for Page 3 glamour shots in the likes of Zoo and Nuts – and for ‘sexting’ married TV presenter Vernon Kay
Marital status: Single
Most Likely To: Flirt inappropriately with the married men of the house and walk around in just her bra

Samantha Brick – Journalist/Broadcaster

Age: 40
Famous for: Controversially writing about her own beauty, particularly her Daily Mail article from April titled: ‘There are downsides to looking this pretty.’
Marital status: Married to French husband artisan carpenter Pascal. Has a teenage stepson, Antonio.
Most Likely To: Proclaim to be the most beautiful in the house and look in the mirror a lot

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