Surprise! Today, Channel 5 have revealed six of the brand new Big Brother 2017 housemates before the launch of the new series on Monday.
The show, which is being dubbed ‘The United Kingdom Of Big Brother’ will see housemates from “all walks of life” take part including couples, sisters and ‘twin sets’ of friends or relatives.
Below you can meet the first six housemates that have been revealed, but their status in the house may not be permanent. With Channel 5 teasing a big launch night twist.
Lotan’s uncle is Louie Spence and at the age of 20 he appeared alongside him on ‘Pineapple Dance Studios’
He wants to see how he reacts in a controlled environment and admits he’s ‘never not had attention from women’
Lotan is against political parties because he believes they’re all the same
The first time people meet Lotan they think he is arrogant because of the way he looks, but after they meet him they start thinking he is ‘cheeky and charming’.
On why he’s entering, Lotan said: “I want to lay it all bare and put myself through the test in this unique and intense experience.”
Kayleigh moved to London and got a job without anyone’s financial support. Kayleigh struggles holding in her emotions ‘I don’t think before I say it’.
Kayleigh thinks that she would be a fun addition to the house and has appeared on the TV show Ex On The Beach.
On why Big Brother? “You will be put in an environment where you will either sink or swim with lots of different personalities.”
Imran is entering with his wife Sukhvinder. Imran was raised in a strict Muslim family.
He met his Sukhvinder wife at school when they were eight years old, growing up, their relationship was frowned upon and they had to sneak out at night to meet.
Imran wants to show the UK what a modern Muslim looks like. On why he’s taking part, he said: “I want to show my children how to be a good person. I want to be an example to the next generation as well and let them know it’s not all about social media.”
Raised in a strict Sikh family, Sukhvinder married her Muslim husband at 17 in an Islamic ceremony. Sukhivinder feels mums are the unsung heroes of the world.
Sukhvinder is the Managing Director and Inventor for her own company, she believes her bluntness is her best personality trait and her worst is that she doesn’t have any patience.
On why she’s taking part, she said: “I want to meet the world and I want the world to meet me too! Life is an amazing gift and if you aren’t on TV then who are you?”
Deborah is entering with her sister. She is driven and ambitious which she says is down to her mother’s mantra ‘If you want the sweetest banana you have to climb the highest tree’.
Deborah’s sister Hannah is also a housemate, and Deborah confesses she always gets involved in her sister’s ‘battles’.
Deborah prides herself on being a strong-willed woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and will not be disrespected by anyone. She says her Nigerian background has given her a strong sense of values and her family mean everything to her.
On why she’s taking part: “I want to show the world single mums can be ambitious, successful and don’t have to shy away and be locked up in our houses.”
Hannah is the current reigning Miss Nigeria UK 2016 who wants to ‘inspire the youth of today’s UK-born-Nigerians to embrace their culture’. Her best personality trait is her ‘confidence and bravery’ and no matter what comes her way she ‘doesn’t shy away or
back down from a challenge’.
She wants to use her influence to guide young people to get away from gangs and crime to lead a better life. • Hannah has strong family and friendship values and will stand up and fight their corner as well as her own.
On why she’s entering the house, Hannah said: “I want to do Big Brother because I
want to do something I have never done before, it’s a unique experience. I want to be challenged as a person. I want to do something outside of the box.”
Big Brother: The Live Launch airs Monday 5th June at 8.30pm on Channel 5.