Channel 5 have confirmed that Celebrity Big Brother will kick off with an all-female launch to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote.
The twist will last for a few days before men are added into the house. Channel 5 revealed: “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.
Over the course of the series, as the male counterparts enter the house, the housemates will take part in a series of entertaining tasks and hidden experiments which will test their – and our – assumptions, challenge gender stereotypes and reveal fascinating truths about what it is to be a woman – and man – in the 21st century. See what happens when women hold the power, as Celebrity Big Brother January 2018 is set to be celebratory, surprising and insightful.”
The broadcaster also confirmed that the housemates would be tasked with experiments and trials that will test their assumptions of gender.
Celebrity Big Brother returns in January.