Celebrity Big Brother 2018 confirms all-female housemates to mark 100 years of women voting Channel 5 have confirmed the rumours that the new series of Celebrity Big Brother 2018 will feature an all-female cast when it launches in January. CBB is marking 100 years since women won the right to vote following the suffrage movement. The series will still feature male housemates, who will be gradually introduced to the house over the series, and the contestants will compete in entertaining tasks and experiments all focussed around gender stereotypes. The new reality TV series hopes to challenge what it is to be a woman – and a man – in the 21st century. This year's previous series of Celebrity Big Brother saw ex-Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding triumph and leave with a tumultuous relationship with Chad Johnson. Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal will both return to their presenting gigs for the main show and Bit on the Side respectively. Earlier this year, Emma weighed in on the rumours the house would be launching its next series with just female housemates. "Personally, I think it would be amazing to have all women in the house," she said. "We did it once before when Ziggy was the only man and it was all girls, but then the boys were slowly filtered in." I'd read rumours about this happening and hoped they were untrue, but it's not looking like it will happen. Not sure if I will watch it because I just don't like the idea of having an all-female cast, any more than I would want an all-male cast.