It’s finally here. That’s right, Big Brother is back, and the identities of all 16 housemates are being revealed as they enter the iconic house.
The popular reality programme has returned after a five-year hiatus, with AJ Odudu and Will Best at the helm.
Big Brother, the programme that brought us Alison Hammond and Adele Roberts, and the spin-off that featured luminaries like Rylan Clark and Gemma Collins, has made its highly-anticipated comeback.
After getting a sneak peek inside the Big Brother house, we now have the first of our 16 roommates.
So, who is entering the country’s most renowned mansion to fight for a £100,000 cash prize?
Jenkin is a 25-year-old Bridgend barman.
He’s ready to be a ‘instigator’ and bring all the drama, and we can’t wait to watch it all explode.
Jenkin, who arrived in the house physically dressed as the Big Brother eye, has sworn not to keep any secrets and has been characterised as ‘loud, dirty, and irritating undoubtedly.’
Farida is a 50-year-old make-up artist from Wolverhampton.
‘Bubbly, fun – I’m the party! I’m a bit of a crazy one. I’m very sociable. I’m what you’d call the black sheep of the family,’ she says.
Farida, like many of us, would want to live in the house with Alison Hammond, but believes she won’t be nominated because the other housemates would be ‘intimidated’ by her potential to win.
Tom, a butcher from Somerset, is 21 years old.
He describes himself as ‘very loud and talkative’ and thinks he’s amusing – but will the other roommates agree?
We can’t wait for the drama Tom is about to deliver, since despite his laid-back entrance, he’s confessed he may upset some people.
‘My mouth moves faster than my brain.’
Hallie is the house’s youngest competitor thus far.
The 18-year-old London youth worker has acknowledged to being a “diva.”
She said: ‘I speak my mind but I’m also a very lovely person. I’m a girl’s girl, for sure. I’m honest, fun and, yeah, just brilliant.’
33-year-old Trish is a mum from Luton, having moved to England from Congo aged 9.
When asked how her family and friends would describe her, Trish said: ‘Responsibly crazy. Definitely opinionated. Really funny, and I guess argumentative and reliable.’
She went on to say that the show’s return was a message from the universe to apply.
Yinrun, 25, is a customer service representative from Shanghai, China.
Although she describes herself as a “adventurous person,” her snoring may cause some stress in the house.
Eventually, Yinrun hopes to go to a farm and raise poultry and fresh veggies.
Jordan is a 25-year-old lawyer from Scunthorpe.
He applied to Big Brother ‘on a whim’ after being bored and ‘disillusioned with life’.
‘I don’t really like the idea of living with people but I thought I might as well give it a try,’ he said. We’re not sure he’s put himself in the right place…
Zak is a 28-year-old Manchester model.
After admitting he doesn’t want to be on a dating reality show, he decided to audition for a programme where he could simply be himself after his family and friends advised him he should.
‘I’m not like a typical model, I’m a down to earth guy. People assume I’m arrogant but when they actually get to know me I’ve got a lot more to offer,’ he said.
Chanelle, a 29-year-old dental therapist from Llanelli, has said she would miss going to the bar.
But, after applying for the programme as a joke, she’s now eager to go in and “make friends for life.”
She believes she will be nominated for being irritating as well as’silly stuff’ like putting dishes by the sink.
Dylan, a 39-year-old DJ from Coventry, describes himself as a ‘character’.
He is, however, no stranger to television, having been on The Last Leg two years before losing his own leg.
‘Maybe I’m a little bit over the top for some people but we will see,’ Dylan warns.
Our next roommate is Miss Universe Great Britain 2022.
The 26-year-old Derby banker is up for the task and ready to confront stereotypes.
When asked how her family and friends would characterise her, Noky stated that they would describe her as opinionated, impulsive, and deluded.
Matty is a 24-year-old doctor from Isle of Man.
‘I remember watching Big Brother and I could see myself in all these characters from a cross section of society, and I thought like, oh, maybe I would fit in there. So I just always wanted to apply,’ he said.
He’s ready to have fun in the house, but doesn’t think he’ll last too long in the series – only time will tell!
Paul is a 23-year-old security officer from Liverpool.
When asked what his family and friends would say about him, Paul said: ‘Extroverted to say the least. A bit nuts but also the agony aunt, like I’ll sit and speak with them but I’ll also take the piss out of them.’
He reckons he’ll be nominated for ‘being the biggest wind up, eating all the food and being the loudest’.
Henry, a 25-year-old food writer from the Cotswolds, want to have a martini with Boris Johnson.
Henry, a self-proclaimed royalist, hopes to leave the house as a “adult.”
He also considers his parents’ description of him as a “bit of a snob” to be a praise, implying that he has “high standards and good taste.”
Olivia is a Glasgow-based dancer.
The 23-year-old believes she has “a personality to sell” and describes herself as “loud, confident, and annoying.”
Surprisingly, she is afraid of jam and may irritate a few housemates if she becomes hangry.
40-year-old Kerry is an NHS manager from Essex, and she’s already determined to win.
The Big Brother enthusiast, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, is a “force to be reckoned with.”
She previously appeared on Deal or No Deal, where she won £35,000; would she be able to win another £100,000 on this reality show?
Big Brother continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.