As soon as the “Celebrity Big Brother” premiere finished on Wednesday (Feb. 7), CBS turned on the live feeds from the house. We soon got confirmation about which two of the 11 houseguests are facing elimination and which one is likeliest to get the boot on Friday’s show. Spoilers ahead.
Two of the five men in the competition face the chopping block: singer Jason Maslow, who lost the Head of Household competition to actress Shannon Elizabeth, and UFC mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell. However, Liddell could get thrown a lifeline by Elizabeth and hew new bestie, Omarosa of “The Apprentice” fame.
They are in an alliance with the other four women in the house: Brandi Glanville from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”; actresses Keshia Knight Pulliam and Marissa Jaret Winokur; and beauty queen Ariadna Gutierrez. But they fear that TV personality Ross Mathews is driving a wedge between the women. To that end, Omarosa and Elizabeth want Liddell’s loyalty if they keep him in the competition when the results of the eviction are revealed on Friday’s two-hour show.
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There had been some talk of swapping out singer Mark McGrath for Liddell as he has been a sore loser. However Elizabeth lost the HoH title to Pulliam, who won the first-ever Right to Recast introduced by host Julie Chen at the end of the first episode.
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The 2018 series of Celebrity Big Brother is coming to an end and the next king or queen is about to join the long list of celebs who have won the reality show over the years.
Since its very beginning just a year after the original Big Brother series was launched, six celebrities went into the house for eight days for charity.
Now 16 years later, CBB is no longer in aid of charity but with the sole intention of raising the profiles of the sort-of familiar stars hoping to boost their flagging careers.
Some more so than others have benefited from a stint in the famous house with the likes of Chantelle Houghton - who wasn't even a celebrity when she went in - enjoying an illustrious career.
But as with many celebs the road to returning to the limelight isn't always easy, so where are all the CBB winners now and how many do you remember?
Celebrity Big Brother 2018
2001: Winner - Jack Dee
The inaugural series saw the laconic, stony-faced Jack Dee triumph.
Other housemates included Anthea Turner, Chris Eubank, Claire Sweeney, Keith Duffy and Vanessa Feltz .
The show is probably best remembered for house-mate Vanessa having an on air meltdown when she began methodically writing on the kitchen table using chalk.
Since appearing on CBB for Comic Relief the comedian has since criticised the show for the way it treats people and has refused to allow any clips featuring him to be shown.
The 54-year-old is still touring and in 2013 took part in a Comic Relief challenge where he canoed down the rapids of Zambezi River raising over £1 million for the charity.
2002: Winner - Mark Owen
Take That warbler Mark Owen was the last celeb standing after 10 days in the house back in 2002.
Fellow housemates were Les Dennis, Sue Perkins and Jungle musician and actor Goldie.
Memorable for Les Dennis revealing his anguish after his split from soon-to-be Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden .
Mark has enjoyed a stellar career since his appearance, after launching a solo career off the back of CBB some years later he reformed with his Take That band members and has been on several sell-out arena tours.
2005: Winner - Bez
Edition three was won by Salford's very own maraca shaking, freaky dancin' Happy Monday , Mark 'Bez' Berry.
He was accompanied by a diverse crowd including Germaine Greer, Caprice, Brigitte Nielsen, Jackie Stallone and Kenzie and it was the first series in which celebrities got paid to appear.
John McCririck's diary room tantrum over his beloved Diet Coke certainly stuck in the mind from the third series.
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After winning the show Bez admitted that his CBB stint "pulled him out of [financial] trouble]" but in 2008 he was once again declared bankrupt.
He has since reformed with the original line-up of Happy Mondays alongside Shaun Ryder and toured for the 25th anniversary of their third album, Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches.
The tour saw the band play 18 dates across the UK, including two sold-out gigs at the Manchester Academy.
2006: Winner - Chantelle Houghton
Chantelle Houghton was the first to enter the house having actually auditioned for the non-celebrity series, but was selected to enter the celebrity series.
She pretended she was a member of made-up girl-band Kandy Floss and convinced the others that she was a celebrity.
She had a romance with Ordinary Boys front-man Preston and other housemates included Pete Burns, who brought in a coat made from gorilla fur, firebrand left-winger George Galloway, Michael Barrymore and Dennis Rodman.
Since appearing in CBB, Chantelle went on to marry Preston but got divorced after a year. Then she found love with Katie Price's ex Alex Reid (another CBB winner) and had a child with him in 2012, but they have since split.
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She most recently appeared in reality series Bodyshockers were she opened up about her regrets over getting a huge boob job and has since had the implants removed and vowed never to have surgery again .
Chantelle, 32, has written a column for New magazine in the past and has released two books, and an exercise DVD.
CBB contestants 2018
2007: Winner - Shilpa Shetty Kundra
The most controversial Big Brother incarnation of all-time saw a record number of complaints to regulator Ofcom.
Issues centred on concerns that Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty was the subject of racist bullying and protests were even held in India.
Among the other contestants were Danielle Lloyd , Jo O'Meara, Jade Goody, Jack Tweed and Leo Sayer.
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Since winning the show Shilpa revived her career and appeared in several more box-office hit Bollywood films, became a talent show judge in India, became the part owner of a cricket team and even turned film producer.
She later released a cook book called The Great Indian Diet.
2009: Winner - Ulrika Jonsson
The show disappeared for two years following the backlash against the 2005 series and returned with the lowest viewing figures ever.
Despite receiving the most nominations during her 22 days in the house, Swedish former weather-girl Ulrika Jonsson was eventually victorious.
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She was joined in the house by Michelle Heaton, Austin Powers Mini-Me Verne Troyer and Mancunian motormouth Terry Christian.
Since appearing on CBB Ulrika has re-entered the house to take part in Ultimate Big Brother in 2010, and reunited the Gladiators team for a TV documentary.
2010: Winner - Alex Reid
Cage fighter Alex Reid was more famous for his relationship with Katie Price and was with her when he went into the house.
It was the final series to air on Channel 4 and saw Dane Bowers, Vinnie Jones, Lady Sovereign and Ivana Trump entertain viewers.
This year the house lacked any private quarters for the housemates to be in solitude.
Since appearing on CBB Alex split from Katie Price in a very messy and public divorce, he then went on to have a daughter with another CBB winner Chantelle Houghton.
Alex has enjoyed appearing in pantomimes across the UK and most blasted his ex Katie Price for her 'ignorant' comments on transgender and his cross dressing past.
2011: Winner - Paddy Doherty
Known for his appearance in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding documentary, Irish Traveller Paddy Doherty charmed viewers in the first series to air on Channel 5.
The exact line-up remained a mystery until launch night and it was the first time the celeb edition was filmed before the main show.
Other housemates were Amy Childs, Kerry Katona, Sally Bercow and Jedward.
Paddy was gobsmacked over his win and said at the time: "I swear I only thought I’d last one week, no way did I think I’d win, I had no game plan."
Since appearing on CBB the celebrity traveller appeared in a two-part Channel 5 documentary with his former housemate Sally Bercrow. She moved into Paddy's chalet and had to live by each other's rules in each episode.
2012: Winner - Denise Welch
Former Corrie star Denise Welch captured the title back in the first of two series in 2012.
She shared the house with Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen, EastEnders' actress Natalie Cassidy, former X Factor star Frankie Cocozza and Natasha Giggs , who had recently been revealed as having had an affair with Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs, her brother-in-law.
Denise has since she left her slot as a Loose Women presenter and has been keeping busy in acting on stage and television.
She got married to her third husband in 2013 Lincoln Townley and released a novel called If They Could See Me Now, which drew on her own experiences of battling alcoholism and depression.
2012: Winner- Julian Clary
Julian Clary become the undoubted 'Queen' of the house when he won the second series of 2012.
It had initially been announced that Facebook voting would be in effect for this series but due to technical issues, Channel 5 cancelled these plans.
The comedian was joined by Julie Goodyear, MC Harvey and Coleen Nolan, Martin Kemp and Samantha Brick.
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Since the show he has starred in multiple pantos, several plays on stage as well as being a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4.
After filming animal series Give a Pet a Home last year, the funnyman went on tour with his one-man show The Joy of Mincing.
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