Big Brother returns to screens as 16 new contestants enter house

The reboot of the iconic reality TV series has returned to screens with a brand new look.

Big Brother 2023: ITV reboot launches with 16 contestants – full list of housemates and how to watch ITV

Big Brother has returned to screens with a new look and a band of contestants ready to bring the drama.

Much to the delight of fans, the reality TV experiment is back after being canned by Channel 4 in 2010, and again in 2018 by Channel 5.

ITV2 will now air the show nightly at 9pm, excluding Saturdays, for six weeks following the launch programme on Sunday.

Viewers can also catch up with episodes on the STV Player.

The 16 contestants entered the house after a whopping 18,000 applications were received for the reboot.

Throughout the experiment the contestants will be faced with tasks as well as being asked “not to swear” during live evictions.

The public will once again play a crucial role in the show by voting throughout the series and ultimately choosing the winner.

The prize money has yet to be confirmed but the final winner of the show in 2018 took home £100,000.

Full list of Big Brother contestants 2023


Olivia Big BrotherITV

The 23-year-old Glaswegian said she had grown up watching Big Brother and thinks she fits the brief because “I’ve got personality to sell and this is the best place for it”.


Dylan Big BrotherITV

The DJ from Coventry said he was in a car accident in 2014 and decided to have his leg amputated after three years of pain.

The 39-year-old said he appeared on a TV show called The Last Leg about amputees two years before he lost his leg, and began rapping with hosts Odudu and Best before he entered the Big Brother house.


Farida Big BrotherITV

The make-up artist from Wolverhampton said she wanted to join the show as Asian culture and Asian women are “under-represented on TV”.

The 50-year-old said: “A lot of people think that wearing a headscarf might stop you from having opportunities, whereas for me, it’s been completely the opposite. I embrace it with confidence and it’s actually given me lots of opportunities.

“I want to let people know that us Muslims, we really aren’t suppressed. I’m far from suppressed – I used to be a holiday rep.”


Zak Big BrotherITV

The model from Manchester grew up in a jungle in Thailand before moving to the UK at the age of ten.

The 28-year-old said there are often misconceptions of arrogance if you are a model, but he is a “down to earth guy”.


Henry Big BrotherITV

The food writer from the Cotswolds said he is looking to learn life skills such as cooking, cleaning and washing on the show after growing up at a boarding school with a “beloved matron”.

The 25-year-old said: “At the last election I voted for the Conservative Party because at the end of the day Boris Johnson is the person I’d like to go for a Martini the most with”.


Chanelle Big BrotherITV

The dental therapist from Llanelli described herself as “bubbly, quite resilient and humble”.

The 29-year-old said she applied for the show as a “joke”, but hopes to make “friends for life”.


Hallie Big BrotherITV

The 18-year-old youth worker from London is the youngest Big Brother contestant and described herself as a “bit of a diva”.


Jenkin Big BrotherITV

The 25-year-old from Bridgend in Wales described himself as a barman, cleaner and bingo caller.

Jenkin promised to “bring the drama” to the Big Brother house.


Jordan Big BrotherITV

The lawyer from Scunthorpe said he applied for the show on a whim and he is interested in the social experiment side of the programme.


Matty Big BrotherITV

The 24-year-old doctor said he grew up in a small area in the Isle of Man where he did not see many people like himself, but saw characters he could relate too on Big Brother so applied for the show.


Noky Big BrotherITV

The 26-year-old banker from Derby won Miss Universe Great Britain in 2022.

She said she wants to debunk stereotypes around “pageant girls” and also wants to show what it is like being a woman in a male-dominated industry.


Kerry Big BrotherITV

The 40-year-old who suffers from multiple sclerosis, said Big Brother is “the ultimate reality TV show” but never applied as the stairs leading up to the house felt unachievable as she was in a wheelchair for the first three years of her illness.

The Essex-based NHS manager said: “When I saw it was coming back and searching for real people from all walks of life, I thought, this is my year.”


Yinrun Big BrotherITV

The 25-year-old from Harrogate is from Shanghai in China and believes the show will help her become “more immersed in British culture”.

The customer support agent said that if she were to win, she would use the money to move to a farm.


Paul Big BrotherITV

The security officer from Liverpool said he lives with his granddad and the pair go to the toilet with the door open.

The 23-year-old described himself as “extroverted to say the least” and a “bit nuts”.


Tom Big BrotherITV

The butcher from Somerset described himself as “quite loud and chatty”.

Tom, 21, also said he has the potential to offend people because his “mouth moves faster than my brain”.


Trish Big BrotherITV

Originally from the Congo, the 33-year-old from Luton said she wants to “humanise” refugees and immigrants.

She also described herself as very left wing, adding: “I hate the Tories.”

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