'Celebrity Big Brother 2022': Full Cast Details, Start Date, and What You Need To Know

Just five months after the rank and file version of Big Brother crowned Xavier Prather as its winner, Celebrity Big Brother is about to get underway.

The celebrity edition has taken a three-year hiatus, but host Julie Chen Moonves is back with 11 new housemates set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house from the worlds of sport and entertainment—but in the end, only one can be crowned the winner.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about Celebrity Big Brother 2022, including cast, release date, and more.

Meet The Celebrity Big Brother 2022 Housemates

To kick off the latest season of Celebrity Big Brother, 11 celebrities are entering the famous house.

From NBA stars, via UFC fighters, comedians, and to TV personalities, audiences are surely in for a treat.

Big Brother announced the star-studded list via its social media channels, alongside a short trailer, where the cast introduces who they are and where we may recognize them from.

Here is who's taking part in Celebrity Big Brother 2022:

  • Former NBA star Lamar Odom
  • TV Personality Teddi Mellencamp
  • Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler
  • Designer and RuPaul's Drag Race Judge Carson Kressley
  • Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey
  • Olympian ice-skater Mirai Nagasu
  • Singer and choreographer Todrick Hall
  • *NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick
  • Different Strokes actor Todd Bridges
  • SNL's Chris Kattan
  • UFC Fighter Miesha "Cupcake" Tate

Some of the cast of Celebrity Big Brother have been sharing their excitement online about being a part of the series.

Lamar Odom posted on Instagram: "So excited to be on #BBCeleb this season. The fun begins next Wednesday at 8/7c on @cbstv @bigbrothercbs."

Teddi Mellencamp tweeted: "Y'all, I am about to go ALL IN on the #BBCeleb house this season! It all starts next Wednesday, Feb. 2nd at 8PM on @CBS. RT to let me know you're watching and send me some positive vibes—it's gonna be a good time @BigBrotherCBS."

Olympic Bronze Medalist Mirai Nagasu tweeted: "IT'S OFFICIAL. I'M MOVING INTO THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE! It's time to show everyone that I can win more than Olympic medals. The fun begins on Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS @CBSBigBrother #BBCeleb #teammirai."

When Does Celebrity Big Brother Start?

Celebrity Big Brother 2022 premieres on February 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

The Celebrity edition will follow the same format as the normal Big Brother format, airing Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays each week.

Audiences will also be able to watch 24/7 live feeds of the Big Brother House via Paramount+.

However, the Celebrity version of the show will be much shorter than the civilian edition, lasting just one month.

The finale date has already been set for Wednesday, February 23.

To watch Celebrity Big Brother, you can watch episodes as they air live on CBS.

Alternatively, episodes will be available to stream live and on-demand via Paramount+. You can sign up to Paramount+ now for $4.99 per month.

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Former NBA player Lamar Odom is one of the big stars entering the Celebrity Big Brother House. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

Who Has Won Celebrity Big Brother in The Past?

Celebrity Big Brother first aired in 2018 and returned with a second season in 2019. Since then, the show has been off-air, but the civilian version of the series has continued to grow in popularity ever since.

Now, the celebrities are back, hoping to follow in the footsteps of the previous two seasons' winners.

Tony-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur was the first celebrity to take home the Big Brother Crown in 2018.

Winokur is also well known for appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, Just Shoot Me!, Felicity, and Dharma & Greg.

The second season was won by four-time Grammy nominee Tamar Braxton, becoming the first African-American person to win a season of Big Brother in the U.S.

Other famous faces who have taken part in Celebrity Big Brother include former White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci, Olympians Lolo Jones and Ryan Lochte, comedian Tom Green and actors Shannon Elizabeth and Joey Lawrence.

Celebrity Big Brother begins Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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