Published Thursday, 22 August 2013
Another US contestant is actor Doug Hutchison's wife Courtney Stodden, who caused controversy when she married the 53-year-old when she was just 16.
Among other housemates are Abz Love from boy band 5ive,and model/TV personality Sophie Anderton.
They entered the camera-filled house during the programme's launch on Thursday.
They were joined by TV stars Mario Falcone, Carol McGiffin, Charlotte Crosby, Danielle Marr, Lauren Harries and Louie Spence, former Corrie couple Bruce Jones and Vicky Entwistle and one-time Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson.
The stars will battle it out in a series of challenges and evictions to be crowned the winner when the show wraps next month.