Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Emma Willis opens up about AMAZING celeb lineup

Emma Willis has opened up about the celebrity lineup for CBB 2016 - and it sounds like it’s going to be INCREDIBLE telly


by Kayleigh Dray |
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It's official; Emma Willis knows who's going into the Celebrity Big Brother house for 2016!

Revealing that she couldn’t resist sneaking around and finding out the celebrity lineup, she said: “In the past I've always tried not to know them, and stay away.

“But because they cast it so brilliantly, my nosiness does get the better of me and I try to do a bit of digging. UK versus USA was so brilliant, that this year I thought, 'Come on, what have you got for us this time?'

“I couldn't resist.”

So… is the lineup going to be any good?

“I do think this is one of the strongest we've ever had"

“I was extremely pleased,” said Emma Willis.

“I do think this is one of the strongest we've ever had. When we had Lee Ryan and Jim Davidson, everyone said, 'This is the peak, it can't get better than this'. But they just keep matching it or doing even better with every series.

“They are so fantastic at getting the right types of people. There are a couple in there that I was so excited about, purely because of my own love of them in the past.

“Aside from people you may have loved in the past, there are just some great characters who I think will give TV gold.”


While she didn’t give anything away, she did comment on the rumours that Gemma Collins, Ola Jordan, and Angie Bowie will be entering the house.

Speaking about TOWIE’s Gemma in particular, she said: “I think she would be brilliant in there. She obviously knows reality TV. She's a fan of Big Brother, she comes on BBOTS quite a lot.

“There doesn't seem to be any falseness with her. What you see is what you get. I think lots of people like her, and lots of people can relate to her.”

Emma added: “There are two types of great housemate: there's the kind of people who go a long way, down to earth people that viewers can relate to and empathise with.

“And the other type of great housemate is the type that creates fireworks and the kind of person who you love to hate.

“Gemma is definitely the former. I think most people would like her, and she'd be brilliant.”

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Launch, Tuesday 5th January at 9pm on Channel 5

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