Celebrity Big Brother bosses have shook up the latest series of the show, opting to have a female-led line-up on launch night. Tuesday evening's episode saw the likes of KUWTK's Malika Haqq, Made In Chelsea's Ashley Graham and Anne Widdecombe enter the house, with plenty of other female stars.

The ladies are going to be on their own until Friday, when the male contestants are going to head into the house. Football legend John Barnes has been confirmed to be entering the show at the end of the week, and a couple of others like Love Island star Jonny Mitchell have been tipped for this series too...

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And now, according to The Sun, a RuPaul's Drag Race star is also going to be part of this year's line-up too. Yay!

Courtney Act - real name - Shane Jenek, will be heading into the house on Friday with the male contestants.

According to the publication, a CBB source reportedly said: "Courtney has seen everything as a drag queen so nothing will faze her in the house.

"She's a pro who won't be intimidated by any of the big personalities in there and she won't back down from a row."

Courtney appeared in season six of the show, and was placed as runner up to Bianca Del Rio.

She then starred on MTV reality show Single AF, before forming AAA Girls with fellow queens Willam Belli and Alaska Thunderf*ck.

In a statement, producers said: "In January 2018, as the nation marks 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time, Celebrity Big Brother launches this series with an all-female cast of celebrity housemates in a salute to a centenary of women's suffrage on Channel 5.

"Presented by Emma Willis, Celebrity Big Brother will initially explore how the all-female housemates interact, from politicians to performing artists, as they enter the house first, ahead of the celebrity male housemates."

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