Celebrity Big Brother 2024: Kate Middleton’s uncle joins line-up

Gary Goldsmith, an uncle of Catherine, Princess of Wales, has entered the Celebrity Big Brother house.

In his pre-filmed introduction video, he said it is the one show he had previously said he would “never do”.

The series on ITV – which follows a six-year Celebrity Big Brother hiatus – has also reunited X Factor’s Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.

The former TV judges were tasked with watching their fellow contestants and rating them from a secret ‘lair’.

Sharon and Louis nominated three housemates to be “in danger” of facing a public vote, based on first impressions.

They chose Gary Goldsmith, David Potts and Zeze Millz – and when asked for their reasoning, Louis replied: “we didn’t like them”.

Strictly’s Nikita Kuzmin and Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu are also among this year’s contestants.

The series started on Monday and is hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best.

Here is the full list of this year’s housemates:

Fern Britton is best known for being one of the former hosts of ITV’s daytime show, This Morning.

She presented the show for six years alongside Philip Schofield, before being replaced by Holly Willoughby in 2009.

In her introduction interview, she said she has no “game plan” and is just looking to have fun.

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