Meet the new Celebrity Big Brother contestants

The much-anticipated summer series of Celebrity Big Brother launched on Tuesday evening and, as ever, an array of colourful, charismatic and controversial celebrities made their entrances into the famous household.

As is the tradition, the contestants ranged from actors to pop stars, and reality personalities to comedians.

The current crop of famous faces also bring their fair share of baggage with them, including public love scandals, high-profile feuds and bizarrely a track-record for communicating with the deceased.

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Heading inside: Jemma Lucy was set for an expose in more ways than one, when she headed into the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday night

Heading inside: Jemma Lucy was set for an expose in more ways than one, when she headed into the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday night

Pin-up Jemma Lucy has starred on MTV reality show Ex On The Beach but she is expected to grab headlines with a kiss-and-tell about Cheryl's ex-husband.

Jemma is expected to spill the details of her steamy fling with footballer Ashley Cole, who famously cheated on popstar Cheryl leading to the demise of their four-year marriage.

On-screen, her sordid affairs include a threesome with EOTB co-stars Ashley Cain and Jemma Lucy as well as an affair with the ex-boyfriend of former Celebrity Big Brother winner Charlotte Crosby, Gaz Beadle.

Cheryl may also be dreading the appearance of her former Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding. 

Scores to settle: She's shared liaisons with more than one man - and woman - outside the house, including Cheryl's ex Ashley Cole

Scores to settle: She's shared liaisons with more than one man - and woman - outside the house, including Cheryl's ex Ashley Cole

JEMMA LUCY 

AGE: 28

FROM: Manchester, UK

FAMOUS FOR: Initially appearing on Ex On The Beach, she's since featured in the tabloids for her bikini frolics and her nude selfies, in which she is seen showing off her vast array of tattoos.

She's been linked to fellow reality stars Kirk Norcross, Gaz Beadle, Stephen Bear and Chantelle Connelly. She's also known for a supposed romance with Cheryl’s ex-husband Ashley Cole.

DID YOU KNOW...? Jemma appeared on modelling TV show Signed by Katie Price alongside now-CBBBOTS host Rylan Clark-Neal.

BRANDI GLANVILLE

AGE: 44

FROM: California, USA

FAMOUS FOR: Appearing on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills from 2011-2015 and falling victim to the extra-marital activity of her husband of nine years, actor Eddie Cibrian. He had been seeing his now-wife singer LeAnn Rimes behind Brandi's back.

Brandi started out as a model in Paris aged 16, working for the likes of Armani, Chanel and Gucci and regularly appearing on the pages of Glamour and Cosmopolitan.

DID YOU KNOW...? Brandi cropped up in a cameo role in last year's Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (starring former CBB contestant Tara Reid).

SAM THOMPSON 

AGE: 24

FROM: Fulham, London

FAMOUS FOR: Being a cast member on Made In Chelsea. Sam appears on the show with sister Louise who has featured since season one.

Sam first appeared on the show in 2013 and has featured ever since. 

DID YOU KNOW...? He flat-out denied his CBB involvement during an appearance on Sunday Brunch last weekend. 

TRISHA PAYTAS 

AGE: 29

FROM: Los Angeles, USA

FAMOUS FOR: Being an American internet personality after she took the bull by the horns when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Rather than waiting for someone to give her a big break, she took matters into her own hands by becoming an online personality, most notably appearing on YouTube and releasing seven EPs since 2015. 

DID YOU KNOW...? Although she is more known for her vlogging, she garnered some success as an actress, appearing on Modern Family in 2011, and in a Jennifer Aniston film in 2012.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Quite an entrance: Trisha Paytas lived up to her larger than life status when she headed in with quite the outfit on Tuesday

Quite an entrance: Trisha Paytas lived up to her larger than life status when she headed in with quite the outfit on Tuesday

Familiar face: Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson looked suitably bold on his entrance

Familiar face: Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson looked suitably bold on his entrance

Thumbs up: The reality TV star will go into the house as a single man

Thumbs up: The reality TV star will go into the house as a single man

Show of support: His big sister Louise was also in the audience and looked delighted when she saw him

Show of support: His big sister Louise was also in the audience and looked delighted when she saw him

Though Sarah has insisted she will not talk about the popstar, it's well-know that the pair shared a frosty relationship.

Fellow popstar Amelia Lily has already had her brush with reality TV fame, having reached the final of the X Factor in 2011, the year that international artists took the crown.

Dubbed the 'comeback kid', Amelia had been brought back into the competition in the latter stages when solo artist Frankie Cocozza was axed for a drugs scandal.

At the height of her fame, Amelia bagged a £500,000 record deal with Sony but she has not released music since 2014, turning her hand instead to acting in 2015.

She starred in the West End production of Green Day musical, American Idiot.

Hello boys: Brandi Glanville made an explosive entrance on Tuesday night

Hello boys: Brandi Glanville made an explosive entrance on Tuesday night

SANDI BOGLE

AGE: 51

FROM: Brixton, London

FAMOUS FOR: Appearing on Gogglebox alongside pal Sandra Martin.

Sandi has four children and several grandchildren and has always aspired to be a singer. She used her Gogglebox fame to release a single called Casanova last year. 

DID YOU KNOW...? She is Naomi Campbell's cousin. 

CHAD JOHNSON 

AGE: 29

FROM: Tulsa, USA

FAMOUS FOR: Being dubbed Bad Chad; the hunky reality star shot to fame on American TV series The Bachelorette in 2016. He later cropped up on spin-off show Bachelor In Paradise but was booted off for aggressive behaviour.

He cites his biggest achievement in life as ‘being born good looking’. 

DID YOU KNOW...? It was claimed that during his brief stint on Bachelor In Paradise, Chad got so drunk that he ‘pooped his pants’ – but this is something he vehemently denies. 

AMELIA LILY OLIVER 

AGE: 22

FROM: Middlesbrough, UK

FAMOUS FOR: Her whirlwind appearance on The X Factor 2011 where her own mentor Kelly Rowland axed her in the first live show of the season. 

A few weeks later however, fellow contestant Frankie Cocozza was kicked off the show due to a scandal, and Amelia was voted back into the competition by the public, competing against in the finale.

DID YOU KNOW...? She's one half of controversial YouTube duo Two Girls One Bong.

JORDAN DAVIES 

AGE: 25

FROM: Cardiff, Wales

FAMOUS FOR: Various beach-themed reality shows, such as Magaluf Weekender, Ibiza Weekender and Ex On The Beach.

Jordan is famed for his relentless womanising, which seemed to win over Megan McKenna while they were on Ex On The Beach together. He's perhaps even more notorious for proposing to her on the show - something that fell apart a mere four months later.

DID YOU KNOW...? Jordan appears to enjoy making a hobby of involving himself in strange PR stunts – including hiring fake policemen to arrest him earlier this year. 

Comeback queen: Former X Factor finalist Amelia Lily was glittering on her way in

Comeback queen: Former X Factor finalist Amelia Lily was glittering on her way in

Sheer talent: She is making her return after some time away from the spotlight

Sheer talent: She is making her return after some time away from the spotlight

Like Jemma Lucy, fellow new housemate Jordan Davies has also starred on Ex On The Beach but he is conversely known for relentless womanising.

This time it will be TOWIE star Megan McKenna who may be left red-faced, thanks to their one-time relationship.

Fans of American reality TV will already be familiar with former model Brandi Glanville, who raised her profile during a four-year stint on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

Famously feisty, she has clashed with some of the leading stars of the programme, including Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. 

However she is perhaps best known for the cheating scandal that plagued her

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