So the house is full of big star names, and also those we’ve never heard of. So just who is in the summer series of Celebrity big Brother? Let’s find out…
Abz Love was a member of the famous 90’s boy band 5ive. They sold almost 20 million records around the world. 5ive was put together in 1997. The boys were handpicked from 3,000 hopefuls at an audition.
The band split up in 2001. About a year after the breakup, Abz enjoyed a brief but successful solo career, releasing the album Abstract Theory in 2003, which produced three top 10 singles in the UK.
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’s first big break came in 1993 when he was cast as the lead of Bob Williams in the feature film Raining Stones by director Ken Loach.
In May 2013 Bruce told The Sun that he is also working as a mechanic at a garage in North Wales for £120 a week and still does to this day.
Vicky Entwistle is most famous for playing the role of “loudmouth” factory worker Janice Battersby in ITV’s Coronation Street. The on-screen wife of Les (Bruce Jones).
Having joined Corrie in 1997 Vicky remained with the show until 2010. Soap bosses said the actress “agonised” over her decision, but decided the show’s 50th anniversary year was the right time to say goodbye.
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.
Carol started her broadcasting career in 1988 as co-host of the Chris Evans shows on GLR. Then in 1995 she became the founding member of the Talk Radio UK team, co-presenting the popular weekday evening show The Rude Awakening. Carol joined Loose Women in 2000.
Charlotte admits she’s terrible in relationships and once got dumped by a boyfriend who labelled her a psycho for breaking into his house and getting into bed with his dad.
Courtney Alexis Stodden is an American television personality and model. 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.
Courtney [with her husband] starred in the second season of the VH1 reality television series Couples Therapy, which premiered in October 2012.
The filming of Dublin Wives started in January 2012 and aired in May 2012, running for two series airing on TV3 in Dublin. The series followed the lives of five housewives living in the city. Danielle has also been filming her own spin-off show, ‘Dr Danielle’s Diaries’. She produces all the videos herself and uploads them on the internet.
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.
Diamond began doing stand-up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell in 2000. He also featured on a number of game and reality shows.
Lauren Charlotte 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, (with Terry Wogan) 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. Harries is a Buddhist and a vegetarian and can also read peoples auras.
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. His best friend was, and still is, Emma Bunton from The Spice Girls. Their similar work ethic and working class backgrounds made them forever friends.
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 scripted ‘real life’ series 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.
Mario’s family are massively important to him and his sister Georgia and his brother-in-law Tom from McFly are his confidants.
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.
Since the Desailly incident, Atkinson has claimed that the comment was an aberration and that he is not racist, citing in his defence that his West Bromwich Albion side was the first high-profile British club to have a significant number of black players. However, this did not diminish the criticism he received from anti-racist groups and the public at large.
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.
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