Of course, all eight housemates were women, but Channel 5 also chose to have an all-girls audience as well as handing over the introductions to host Emma Willis. "I think it's occupational therapy to stop me thinking about death, really", she told the Mirror.
She described the former MP as a "character", adding that she will "straighten us all out". "I think there's pretty well nothing that a woman can't do these days, if she wants to", said contestant Ann Widdecombe on her pre-recorded interview prior to entering the house, wilfully oblivious to the fact that, for plenty of women, that's simply untrue.
The official Big Brother account then tweeted: "OMG!"
Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later
Brand Pepsi has always been a fixture of the Super Bowl, and viewers have come to expect memorable ads from the company. The supermodel has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad with a new 30-second spot.
So far eight female celebrities have entered the house with the theme of Celebrity Big Brother this series commemorating the centenary of the suffrage movement and women winning the vote.
Former Coronation Street star Barrie, who at 82 is one of the show's oldest ever contestants, joked that she thought her wife Hilary Bonner was sending her to a home when they set off for the show.
"As you know, Friday night, the house will receive will some gentlemen".
Globes: James Franco wins Best Actor in Musical or Comedy
Needless to say, everyone (including Seth Rogen ) was wondering just what The Room star would have said had he gotten the chance. However, the Los Angeles Times caught up with Wiseau after the ceremony, at which point praised Franco as an actor and director.
They shared a kiss, just before Barrie walked up the stairs to enter the Big Brother house. I'm quite nosy... quietly nosy.
The eye-popping fuchsia made another appearance, with Emma teaming her look with bright pink heels as confidently made her way down the illuminated steps.
They're rumoured to be joined by The Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady.
Brightline slates fares and service date
Brightline President Patrick Goddard on Thursday hailed the launch of Brightline as a "transformative" moment for South Florida. Brightline is expected to expand operations to MiamiCentral, the 11-acre multi-modal hub, in the coming months.
Celebrity Big Brother launched their new season on Tuesday night and while many mocked saying the show was "dead", it still seemed to have racked up some serious viewers if Twitter is anything to go by.