Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK – with a twist

The new series of Celebrity Big Brother has kicked off – and there’s a number of very famous faces taking part

Celebrity Big Brother was a huge loss to our screens here in the UK, ever since Channel 5 confirmed it wasn’t renewing its contract.

But fear not, because our telly-minded cousins across the Pond have just announced their version of CBB is coming to screens very soon.

The US’s Big Brother : Celebrity Edition is due to launch for its second series later this month, and has already got itself a stellar line-up stuffed full of actors, reality stars and athletes.

Twelve American celebrities have already been unveiled as the next batch of housemates – including Lindsay Lohan’s actual mum.

Each of them will battle it out in the locked-down house, facing challenges, tension and the throbbing egos of 11 other stars in a bid to get their hands on the $250,000 cash prize.

Here’s your first look at the Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2019 line-up…

Ricky Williams – former NFL star

Anthony Scaramucci – former White House director of communications

Jonathan Bennett – Mean Girls star

Eva Marie – Total Divas star

Lolo Jones – Olympic hurdler and bobsledder

Tom Green – actor and comedian

Kato Kaelin – OJ Simpson case witness

Joey Lawrence – actor

Tamar Braxton – Braxton Family Values star

Ryan Lochte – Olympic swimmer

Kandi Burress – Real Housewives Of Atlanta star

Dina Lohan – mum of Lindsay Lohan

*Big Brother: Celebrity Edition launches in the US on Monday January 21 at 8pm (Eastern Time) on CBS