|Channel 5 have confirmed that the January 2018 Celebrity Big Brother series will begin with all-female housemates, to mark 100 years of womens' suffrage. Male housemates will enter later.
For week one (from C5 press release):
In January 2018, as the nation marks 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time, Celebrity Big Brother launches this series with an all-female cast of celebrity housemates in a salute to a centenary of womenís suffrage on Channel 5.
Presented by Emma Willis, Celebrity Big Brother will initially explore how the all-female housemates interact, from politicians to performing artists, as they enter the house first, ahead of the celebrity male housemates.
Over the course of the series, as the male counterparts enter the house, the housemates will take part in a series of entertaining tasks and hidden experiments which will test their - and our - assumptions, challenge gender stereotypes and reveal fascinating truths about what it is to be a woman - and man - in the 21st century. See what happens when women hold the power, as Celebrity Big Brother January 2018 is set to be celebratory, surprising and insightful.
Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side will return weeknights with Rylan Clark-Neal.