Celebrity Big Brother
is coming to America in February, but the original CBB
in the U.K. premiered its 21st season on Tuesday, January 2. The
British version typically casts a few Americans, and this year they have
one of the many third-tier stars from Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Malika Haqq, who is best known for being Khloe Kardashian's best friend, is one of the eight female houemates who went into the CBB
house during the first night.Will a Former HG Be on Celebrity Big Brother?>>>
This year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the U.K., the show's theme is "The Year of the Woman." The season kicked off with eight women entering the house. On Friday, they will be joined by the men, though the women will have all of the power at the start.
Malika has appeared regularly on E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians
since season 2 as Khloe's BFF. She's 34 and has also pursued a career as an actress.Will CBB Not Include Any Real Housewives?>>>
She's not the first Kardashian-adjacent star to enter the CBB
house in the U.K. Two years ago Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban was cast on the show, though he walked out after a week.
Perhaps Malika was the best American star the British show could get this year because the American version of Celebrity Big Brother
is coming in February, and it will hopefully include more recognizable names. However, it seems unlikely that the U.S. version will include as wide a range of ages as the U.K. edition. The majority of the female inhabitants of the CBB
house are over 50, including politicians, journalists and a former police detective.CBB Rumors: Who Might Enter the U.S. House?>>>
Rumors for the U.S. season of Celerity Big Brother
have also included someone from the Kardashian circle, Rob's ex-fiancee Blac Chyna. At least to Big Brother
producers and casting directors, any association with a Kardashian is obviously a plus.
Will the U.S. season of CBB
be filled with Malika-level celebrities?Celebrity Big Brother
premieres Wednesday, February 7 at 8/7c on CBS. For more BB
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.(Image courtesy of Channel 5)