Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2017, from the A to Z of contestants

Are there any A-listers in the Summer Celebrity Big Brother or is it the end of the alphabet as far as star rankings go? ATV Today takes a look…

Amelia Lily, 22, singer

Amelia rose to fame in 2011 when she finished third on ITV’s The X Factor. Straight off the back of her talent show journey, her debut single “You Bring Me Joy” reached number two in the Official UK Singles Chart. During the results of the first live show on the X Factor, Kelly Rowland sent Amelia home. However, she was later given a lifeline and re-joined the finalists. She made it all the way to Wembley and finished the show in third place.

Showbiz Fame Rating: C-list.

Brandi Glanville, 44, reality TV performer

Brandi is an American reality television personality, author and former model-best known for appearing on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. She moved to LA in the 90’s and met her soon to be husband, Ellie Cibrian. However in 2009, her marriage hit the headlines amid claims that Eddie had been having an affair with his co-star, Le Ann Rimes.

Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-list.

Chad Johnson, 29, reality TV performer

Another ‘reality personality’ in the celebrity house. Chad rose to fame in 2016 when he took part in the American series The Bachelorette as the shows brand new villain. Chad has continued to shine in reality TV after being recognised as the franchises “most famous character”, starring in both Bachelor in Paradise 3 and Famously Single 2.
Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-list.

Derek Francis Johnson, 67, actor

Derek is professionally known as Derek Acorah, a TV Psychic best known for appearing on paranormal television series, Most Haunted where he put his acting ability to great use, pretending to speak to the deceased. He describes himself as a spiritual medium, and says his first experience in the paranormal world came when he was just aged six, after seeing a ghost on his grandmothers landing. Achorah was dispatched from Sky Living’s Most Haunted following leaked footage and insider revelations that claimed the show was as real as the Loch Ness Monster. This still hasn’t stopped the easily pleased from parting with cash to speak to the dead via his ‘spirit guide’ Sam.
Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Helen Lederer, 62, actress

Helen is an English actress and comedian, best known for her role in the comedy series, Absolutely Fabulous. In the show, she played dippy Catriona, an employee at Patsy’s magazine. She most recently appeared in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie that took $37 million in box offices.
Helen has also dipped her toes into the dazzling world of theatre, starring in The Vagina Monologues and Calendar Girls. She recently returned to the world of television, appearing in Hollyoaks, Doctors, as well as Celebrity Masterchef and Splash!
Showbiz Fame Rating: B-List

Jemma Lucy, 29, reality TV performer

Another ‘reality telly performer’ which is a bit like asking a contestant who appeared on Family Fortunes in 2002 to appear on CBB.
Jemma is an MTV reality star, best known for taking part in two series of Ex on the Beach. She also works as a tattoo model. Jemma reportedly had a short – lived relationship with 2016’s CBB winner, Stephen Bear and also hooked up with Kirk Norcross on season three of Ex on the Beach. She has set up her own dating app, Dating Ink, an app which brings tattooed lovers together.
Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Jordan Davies, 25, reality TV performer

Jordan is a Welsh television personality apparently best known for appearing in Ibiza Weekender. He also appeared on MTV’s Ex On The Beach, where he found love with fellow ex CBB housemate, Megan McKenna. The lothario has admitted that he’s slept with about 750 girls and wouldn’t care if a girl had slept with the same amount. Jordan says he is a ‘nightmare’ when single and has been linked to many well known women including Stephanie Davies and Marnie Simpson.
Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Karthik Nagesan, 35, reality TV performer

Karthik is best known for appearing on The Apprentice. That somehow makes you a celebrity in 2017. He was fired on the spot by Lord Sugar after one of the worst results the show has ever seen, selling just £188 compared to his rival’s £40,000 plus. Karthik quickly became a fan favourite on the show due to his entertaining personality, and above all, his love for the monobrow. He describes himself as “the next billion dollar unicorn”.
I wonder if the celebrity booker for CBB is called Karthik?
Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Marissa Jade, 32, model and actress

Marissa is an American model and actress, best known for appearing in the series Mob Wives. Born and raised in New York, her impressive modelling credits include Ralph Lauren, Tahari, Nine West and Brian Atwood. She has also appeared in Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Law & Order. Known for her no nonsense attitude and role of one of the most memorable altercations in Mob Wives history, Marissa is a devoted mum to her eight year old son whom she raises on her own.
Showbiz Fame Rating: D-List

Paul Danan, 38, actor

A genuinely nice guy Paul began his career as an actor on Hollyoaks, where he played the role of Sol Patrick. However, he is best known for his appearance in two series of Celebrity Love Island. During the show, Paul was remembered for his meltdowns and screaming matches. Paul went on to appear in his own reality show on ITV; Callum, Fran and Dangerous Danan.
Showbiz Fame Rating: C-List

Sandi Bogle, 51, armchair TV critic

Sandi is best known for her appearance in Gogglebox, which shows every day members of the public discussing television – they’re not celebrities!
She is the mum of four children, has several grandchildren and is Naomi Campbell’s cousin. In 2016, she kicked off her music career, releasing her first solo single, Casanova. Well known for her ‘Celebrity Selfies’ on social media, Sandi has snapped pictures with the likes of Sir David Jason, Sam Smith, Whoopi Goldberg and all four Britain’s Got Talent judges. Whoopy-do.
Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Sam Thompson, 24, reality TV performer

Another reality TV personality, yawn. Sam is best known for appearing in Made In Chelsea, alongside his sister, Louise. Since appearing in the show, Sam has been linked with many of his co-stars, including Olivia Bentley, Riley Uggla and Tiffany Watson. Tiffany joined the Made In Chelsea cast in 2014, and she and Sam quickly became the leading “power couple”. However, they called time on their relationship in May this year, making Sam newly single.  Sam is also a highly watched vlogger, uploading hilarious videos and mocking clips of his sister to his YouTube and Instagram accounts.

Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Sarah Harding, 35, singer and actress

Sarah is an English recording artist, dancer, model, and actress who rose to fame as one fifth of Girls Aloud. Sarah made her debut appearance on 2002’s PopStar: The Rivals, securing her place in the hit girl band. The group went on to have massive chart success, scoring twenty-one UK top ten singles and four UK number one singles. The Guinness World Records lists the band as “Most Successful Reality TV Group” in their 2007 edition. Following the band’s split, Sarah embarked on a solo career and most recently finished a stint in the West End as the leading lady in Ghost the musical.
Showbiz Fame Rating: B-List

Shaun Williamson, 52, actor

Shaun is a British actor, best known for playing Barry Evans in the soap, EastEnders on BBC One. In 2004, more than 14 million viewers watched on as his character Barry was pushed to his death. He also starred alongside Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the award winning comedy sitcom, Extras. Aside from his television career, Shaun has carved a successful career on stage. He is also a keen quizzer and has appeared on shows such as Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless Celebrities.
Showbiz Fame Rating: D-List

Trisha Paytas, 29, actress and singer

Trisha is an American internet sensation, actress and singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2006 after launching her YouTube channel blndsundoll4mj, uploading videos about her idol Quentin Tarantino. Trisha is an open book; vlogging and sharing all her life’s trials and tribulations to her 2.8 million subscribers. One of her videos, ‘Our Sex Life’ , has over 80 million views! In 2009, she portrayed Jessica Simpson in the Eminem music video, “We Made You”. She has also appeared in videos for Amy Winehouse and The All America Rejects. Trisha auditioned for season 7 of America’s Got Talent, however she only lasted for 14 seconds when all three judges pressed their ‘X’ buttons. Wise judges…
 Showbiz Fame Rating: Z-List

Celebrity Big Brother airs nightly on Channel 5