As anticipation builds for the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother, with rumours swirling about the housemates entering later this year, let’s take a look back at all the winners of the reality TV show.
Jack Dee, Season 1
The inaugural season saw comedian Jack Dee emerge as the first-ever Celebrity Big Brother winner. His wit and humour endeared him to both housemates and viewers, being crowned the winner.
Chantelle Houghton, Season 2
Perhaps one of the most iconic moments in Celebrity Big Brother history, Chantelle, a non-celebrity, entered the house as a “fake” celebrity and ended up winning the entire competition. Who can forget this moment, when Chantelle had to pretend to be apart of girl-band Kandy Floss and had to perform in front of her celebrity peers.
Shilpa Shetty, Season 5
The fifth season was marked by controversy and discussions on racism, but Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty emerged triumphant, winning hearts along the way.
Ulrika Jonsson, Season 6
Television presenter Ulrika Jonsson claimed victory in 2009, showcasing her resilience and charm throughout the competition.
Alex Reid, Season 7
MMA fighter Alex Reid, former partner of CBB winner, Katie Price, showcased his true self in the house, winning over the audience and securing the winner’s title in 2010
Paddy Doherty, Season 8
In 2011, Irish traveler and television personality Paddy Doherty won the hearts of viewers with his candid personality and went on to win the show.
Denise Welch, Season 9
Actress and Loose Women star Denise Welch charmed her way to victory, providing memorable moments and endearing herself to both housemates and fans being crowned the winner of CBB 2012.
Julian Clary, Season 10
In the same year, comedian and novelist Julian Clary won the reality TV show in the same year as Denise Welch.
Rylan Clark, Season 11
TV presenter and at the time X Factor reject Rylan Clark brought his infectious energy to the house, ultimately winning the competition and later becoming the host of Celebrity Big Brothers Bit on the Side (BBBOTS).
Charlotte Crosby, Season 12
Reality TV and Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby ultimately became the fist reality television star to win the show beating Five bandmate, Abz Love.
Jim Davidson, Season 13
Comedian Jim Davidson triumphed in the 14th season, proving that humour and resilience can lead to Celebrity Big Brother success.
Gary Busey, Season 14
Hollywood actor Gary Busey added a touch of international flair to the competition, securing victory in the same year as Jim Davidson.
Katie Price, Season 15
The year of the Katie’s, Katie Price emerged as the winner of the show showcasing different facets of her personality, with Katie Hopkins coming runner up.
James Hill, Season 16
The same year saw The Apprentice and reality TV personality James Hill claim victory, adding another name to the esteemed list of winners.
Scotty T, Season 17
Geordie Shore star Scotty T become the second Geordie Shore star to win the title after bringing his lively personality to the Big Brother house, winning the hearts of viewers.
Stephen Bear, Season 18
“Fancy another one”, another reality TV personality joined the winners list, this time Stephen Bear.
Sarah Harding, Season 20
The late, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding showcased her vulnerability and authenticity, ultimately winning the competition.
Courtney Act / Shane Jenek, Season 21
Drag queen and reality TV personality Courtney Act, also known as Shane Jenek, won over the audience with charisma and openness.
Ryan Thomas, Season 22
Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas captured the hearts of viewers, overcoming challenges and emerging as the winner of the reality TV show.
Who will be crowned next? 👀