The Celebrity Big Brother 2013 line up has been revealed, with thirteen housemates in the house!
Tonight’s live launch show saw the new group of stars entering the house, with a special twist that saw three of the group enter a second, secret house.
Meet the Celebrity Big Brother 2013 contestants below…
Abz Love was a member of the famous 90’s boy band 5ive. They sold almost 20 million records around the world. At an early age, Abz was singing and was accepted into the Italia Conti stage school and started auditioning aged 15. His teacher at Italia Conti suggested he audition for a boy band that was being put together by Simon Cowell. Abz was 17 when he joined 5ive.
Bruce Jones is an English actor, best known for his role as cab driver Les Battersby in Coronation Street. He left the role in 2007. Bruce was born in Manchester and then lived with his grandmother in Wales where he joined his school drama group at the age of eleven.
Carol McGiffin is best known as a regular panellist on daytime talk show Loose Women. She married Chris Evans in 1991 and the couple separated in 1994 and divorced in 1998. She is now engaged to Mark Cassidy who is 22 years younger than her. She’s not shy of tabloid attention and has admitted to loving a few drinks and a good party.
Charlotte Crosby is a British reality television personality who shot to fame on Geordie Shore. Her on-off relationship with fellow cast mate Gaz had viewers gripped. Famously labelled as Cheryl Cole’s favourite, Charlotte loves to be the centre of attention and describes herself as fun, loveable, ditzy and laid back.
Courtney Alexis Stodden is an American television personality and model. Courtney was born in Tacoma, Washington to Alex John Stodden and Krista Kay Keller Stodden. At the age of 15, Courtney was crowned ‘Miss Ocean Shore Wa. Teen USA’ in Donald Trump’s Miss USA Organisation. The young model’s passion for music led to her composing and recording several original home-grown songs/videos. One of which, ‘Don’t put it on me Girl’ has garnered over 6 and a half million You Tube views to date
Danielle Marris celebrity Botox Doctor and clinical Director of DermaFace Clinic. She rose to fame through the reality show Dublin Wives. Danielle graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 as a dentist; she then went on to complete additional training including a 2 year GDip in Aesthetic Medicine in London. DermaFace started in 2007 and she now has two clinics and administers all the Botox injections herself.
Dustin Diamond is an American actor best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers in the television show Saved by the Bell. He’s also appeared on the reality TV show Celebrity Fit Club and published a memoir, Behind the Bell. Dustin has also directed and released his own sex tape called Screeched – Saved by the Smell.
Lauren Harries (born James Charles Harries) is a British TV personality. Beginning her career as a young boy at the tender age of 10 on the Wogan show, Harries was labelled a ‘child prodigy’ in the field of antiques. Harries, who is now a woman after a full sex change operation was born was born in Surrey in 1978. The family which included his mum, dad, and two brothers moved to Cardiff when James was still a baby.
Louie Spence is an English choreographer, television personality and artistic director of Pineapple Dance Studios. He was a professional dancer and in his youth, performed in West End musicals such as Cats and Closer to Heaven Louie rose to fame in docusoap Pineapple Dance Studios. The show gave viewers an insight into the world of Pineapple Dance Studios and introduced several employees including Louie Spence and fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant Andrew Stone plus Dance Studio regular Tricia Walsh-Smith.
Mario Falcone is an English television personality and also a bespoke tailor on Saville Row. He is best known for starring as himself in the ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex. Debuting during the third series in 2011, Mario became known for his on/off relationship with Lucy Mecklenburgh, which finally ended in February 2013. He used to be a self-confessed player – involved in threesomes, foursomes and fivesomes.
Ronald ‘Ron’ Atkinson is a football player turned team manager who went on to become a football pundit with his own trademark phrases known as “Big-Ronisms” or “Ronglish”. He was famously forced to resign from ITV in 2004 after making a shocking racist comment about black Chelsea star Marcel Desailly.
Sophie Anderton is an English model and reality television personality. She was born in Bristol and rose to fame after appearing in underwear brand Gossard’s ‘girl in the grass’ advertising campaign. She has been on shows such as Celebrity Love Island, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Hole in the Wall and Winter Wipeout.
Vicky Entwistle is most famous for playing the role of “loudmouth” factory worker Janice Battersby in ITV1’s Coronation Street, the on-screen wife of fellow CBB housemate Bruce Jones.
Celebrity Big Brother airs every night on Channel 5.
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