Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK – with a twist

Celebrity Big Brother was a huge loss to our screens here in the UK, ever since Channel 5 confirmed it wasn’t renewing its contract.

But fear not, because our telly-minded cousins across the Pond have just announced their version of CBB is coming to screens very soon.

The US’s Big Brother : Celebrity Edition is due to launch for its second series later this month, and has already got itself a stellar line-up stuffed full of actors, reality stars and athletes.

Twelve American celebrities have already been unveiled as the next batch of housemates – including Lindsay Lohan’s actual mum.

Each of them will battle it out in the locked-down house, facing challenges, tension and the throbbing egos of 11 other stars in a bid to get their hands on the $250,000 cash prize.

Here’s your first look at the Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2019 line-up…

Ricky Williams – former NFL star

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Ricky Williams is heading in to the house
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Anthony Scaramucci – former White House director of communications

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Anthony Scaramucci was brought down by a sexting scandal
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Jonathan Bennett – Mean Girls star

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Jonathan Bennett played Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls
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Eva Marie – Total Divas star

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Eva Marie is a wrestler and reality star
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Lolo Jones – Olympic hurdler and bobsledder

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Lolo Jones has competed at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games
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Tom Green – actor and comedian

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Tom Green is a chat show host
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Kato Kaelin – OJ Simpson case witness

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Kato Kaelin found fame after testifying against OJ Simpson at his murder trial
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Joey Lawrence – actor

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Joey Lawrence played Joey Russo in Blossom
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Tamar Braxton – Braxton Family Values star

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Tamar Braxton launched her RnB singing career in 1990
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Ryan Lochte – Olympic swimmer

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Ryan Lochte was cleared of falsely reporting a robbery at the Rio Olympics
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Kandi Burress – Real Housewives Of Atlanta star

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Kandi Burruss will bring the fireworks
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Dina Lohan – mum of Lindsay Lohan

Celebrity Big Brother 2019 is BACK - with a twist

Dina Lohan previously managed her daughter’s career
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*Big Brother: Celebrity Edition launches in the US on Monday January 21 at 8pm (Eastern Time) on CBS