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Identity of first male Celeb Big Brother housemate revealed

He'll join the show on Friday

In a Celebrity Big Brother first, the reality show was launched last night with all-female housemates.

It’s only girls allowed as a celebration of the 100th anniversary since women were given the vote.

However, the eight women, including MP Ann Widdecombe and Made In Chelsea star Ashley James, won’t be without male company for long.

On Friday, they will be joined by a number of men and on last night’s Bit On The Side, presenter Rylan Clark-Neal revealed who one of them will be.

He said: “On Friday night, the house will receive some gentlemen. Tonight I can reveal one of those very men will be Liverpool legend and rap superstar John Barnes!”

He then grabbed a football and danced around the studio in celebration as the 1990 World Cup Anthem World In Motion, which John famously rapped on, was played.

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“Sing it for England! It don’t get more testosterone-y than him!” Rylan then joked.

CBB then confirmed the news on their Twitter account.

John, 54, played for Liverpool and England during the eighties and nineties.

Since retiring from the beautiful game, he’s become a manager and pundit, while his seven children from two marriages also keep him busy, as he recently became a grandfather.

John is known for his big personality and for turning rapper to perform on New Order’s World In Motion song which was released in support of the England team at the 1990 World Cup, where they reached the semi-final.

He’s bound to shake things up when he enters the CBB house on Friday, where he’ll join Corrie actress Amanda Barrie, MP Anne Widdecombe, MiC star Ashley James, broadcaster India Willoughby, Ex On The Beach’s Jess Impiazzi, former Detective Constable Maggie Oliver who involved in exposing the Rochdale sex ring, Khloe Kardashian’s BFF Malika Haqq and journalist Rachel Johnson.

He’ll also be joined by some other male housemates but their identity had not yet been revealed.

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In keeping with the women’s suffrage theme, the male housemates will not be allowed to vote on who they think should be nominated to leave in the first eviction.

Girl power!

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