Celebrity Big Brother: Emma Willis kicked off the 20th series of the star-studded show [Channel 5 ]
Just days after the civilian series of Big Brother wrapped up, Emma Willis was back live from Elstree ready to introduce the latest bunch of celebrities heading into the brand new house.
The 20th series of Celebrity Big Brother has seen the house undergo drastic changes, which were first seen by Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark-Neal providing fans with a sneak peak.
Announced by the host at the beginning of the show, there will be a surprise prize money twist this year and one of the housemates was already at work on a secret task.
With no time to waste, Emma got straight down to business announcing this year’s celebrity residents as they walked into the house.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Shaun Williamson was the first celebrity to enter the house [Ian West/PA Wire]
The ex-EastEnders legend was the first celebrity to enter the show to wild applause.
Best known for being Barry Evans in the long-running soap, the actor said that his constant appearances on spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit On The Side was one of his main reasons for coming on the show.
Shaun laughed with the audience about being called Barry all the time, but will we get to know the real Shaun in the house?
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Sarah Harding was the first female in the house [PA]
The Girls Aloud star was the first female celebrity to enter the house and immediately said that she “doesn’t like confrontation”.
But Emma warned her that there could well be some just around the corner.
Stunning singer Sarah joked that she “started on reality television” and so she wanted to give the house a go.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Sam Thompson entered the house [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The Made In Chelsea star was the third face to roll down the stairs and into the most famous mansion on television.
The West London hunk quipped that it was like “going back to boarding school” and that he would like to see a “more mature” Sam.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Derek Acorah entered the house but what does the future hold? [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The ghosthunter entered the house to a mixture of applause and boos and he vowed to find the supernatural in the house.
Derek rose to fame making psychic predictions but what is in his Celebrity Big Brother future?
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Marissa Jade swapped American lifestyle for Elstree living [Mike Marsland/ WireImage]
The Mob Wives star was truthful as she entered the house about being in it for the money, and was confident of a win right from the second she entered the floor to loud applause.
In her short interview with Emma, Marissa said that the housemates will love her and pleaded for the girls to stick together.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Sandi Bogle got emotional as she entered the house [David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock]
The Gogglebox star entered the house to the sound of adoring fans who have tuned in in their millions to watch her giving her views on television on the Channel 4 show.
Sandi admitted to Emma that she welled up as she was overcome with emotion ahead of her entrance – and she vowed to “show off her booty”.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Chad Johnson couldn’t wait to enter the house [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The Bachelor star bounded down the stairs ready to charm the ladies in the house.
As Chad entered, it was revealed that he has never travelled outside North America – will his first time be all he’s hoping for?
Celebrity Big Brother: Veteran actress Helen Lederer was next through the door [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The legendary star of Absolutely Fabulous entered the house after being welcomed by the adoring crowd in the Elstree studio.
Emma, who was incredibly excited, told Helen that she was one of the housemates she had always wanted to see on the show.
Helen described the show as an “activity holiday” and said she was looking forward to “making new friends” – but how will she get on in the house?
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Karthik Nagesan rose to fame on The Apprentice [PA]
Describing himself as The Big K, Karthik shot to fame after he appeared on the last series of The Apprentice.
The most famous monobrow in the country was well-received by the gathered public as he said he was going to “show the man behind the monobrow”.
He let slip to Emma that he would go in and be the “centre of attention, make new friends and meet new people”.
Celebrity Big Brother: Brandi Glanville looked stunning as she made her way into the house [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The gorgeous star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills left nothing to the imagination as she entered the house after an explosive VT.
Brandi told Emma that she “guesses” that her temper will come out on the show, but also her “nurturing” side.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Jordan Davies is confident of going all the way [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The fun-loving Ibiza Weekender star bounced down the stairs in high spirits as he joked that he’d “made it”.
The hyperactive hunk is best known for his reality television appearances and also his turbulent relationship with The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna.
Jordan joked with Emma that he wanted to be in the house with 15 girls, but was soon told that that isn’t quite the boss Big Brother had in store.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Internet sensation Trisha Paytas has amassed millions of views online [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
American Internet sensation Trisha described herself as “smart, sexy and slutty” as she hurried into the house in her extravagant outfit.
She says she has never cleaned in her life – but will she be sweeping up and taking home the grand prize?
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Jemma Lucy is no stranger to reality shows [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
The Ex On The Beach star is best known for being outspoken and is already a household name among avid reality watches.
Excited for life in the house, Jemma told Emma that she was open to love in the house.
And the voice of Big Brother revealed that she’s training to be a boxer – will she engage in any war of words in the house?
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Amelia Lily is best known for her The X Factor run [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
Amelia shot to fame on The X Factor and has since toured the country singing and in theatre, being greeted by adoring fans wherever she goes.
Shaking with nerves as she spoke to Emma, the host reassured her that she’d be great in the house before sending her up the stairs to her new home.
Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Paul Danan was the last famous face to enter the house [Ian West/PA Wire]
Last but not least, the former Love Island star was the 15th star to enter the Elstree compound.
Having fought, had sex and been very outspoken on the celebrity version of the ITV2 show around a decade ago, Paul is now back on reality television and swears he “doesn’t have a game plan”.
But will Dangerous Danan stir things up in the house?