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Celebrity Big Brother: Late and Live House Guests- revealed!

Celebrity Big Brother starts Monday 4 March at 9pm on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player credit:Bang Showbiz
Celebrity Big Brother starts Monday 4 March at 9pm on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player credit:Bang Showbiz

The first three Celebrity House Guests for 'Celebrity Big Brother: Late and Live' have been announced.

The hit reality series will return to screens on Monday 4 March for the first time since 2018 and now ITV has revealed that 'Dancing on Ice' judge Oti Mabuse, former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant Layton Williams and radio star Jordan North will be the first famous faces to each assume the role of Celebrity House Guesst, which see them and debate alongside a star-studded cast of fellow celebrity guests immediately after the launch episode with presenters AJ Odudu and Will Best.

The hosting duo recently revealed that when it comes to their secret lineup of stars, neither of them will shy away from grilling them on their exit if it is needed.

In a joint interview, Will, 39, told the Daily Star newspaper's HotTV column: "You have to ask the questions that people want the answers to.

"You have to hold people to account if that's required."

However, Will also explained that the post-evictions can be "intense" because housmates emerge from the show unaware of how they have come across on television for the past several weeks and feels he, therefore, has a duty to be "sensitive" with his line of questioning.

He said: "The interviews are intense. They come out and have no idea how they've been perceived on TV. Suddenly they're confronted by us asking them questions that might be difficult to

answer. As a host, you have to be sensitive to an extent to make sure everybody is OK."

Meanwhile, his co-host AJ - who in late 2023 saw former lawyer Jordan Sangha, 26, crowned winner of the regular series with dancer Olivia Young, 23, as runner-up - admitted that the series provides viewers with a rare chance to see a celebrity just moments after their exit so they can provide "fresh insight", whereas in a lot of instances, the evictee has the chance to get themselves together before having to explain things.

AJ explained: "When something goes slightly south for a celebrity in the house. On a lot of shows people can sleep on it, think about it. But there is none of that on this show.

"It's also a chance for them to say their side of the story. It's live and direct from the horse's mouth.

"We can find out what was running through their mind at the time they acted the way that they did. It's a really exciting chance to get a bit of insight fresh from the house."

'Celebrity Big Brother' starts Monday 4 March at 9pm on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player.