Big Brother VIP line-up CONFIRMED: Channel Seven finally reveal the 12 contestants for 2021


Channel Seven have finally confirmed the full line-up for Big Brother VIP, ahead of the highly anticipated launch later this year.

On Sunday, the network unveiled the first picture of the 12 housemates who will be living in the Sydney Olympic Park compound for the next few weeks, as they try to win $100,000 for their chosen charity.

While Daily Mail Australia revealed the line-up last month, Seven confirmed that Caitlyn Jenner, Meghan Markle‘s estranged half-brother Thomas Markle Jr and Married At First Sight star Jessika Power will all be bringing the drama this season. 

Revealed: Channel Seven have finally confirmed the full line-up for Big Brother VIP, ahead of the highly anticipated launch later this year

They will be joined by Kyle Sandilands’ ex Imogen Anthony, Survivor star Luke Toki and former footy stars Matt Cooper and Dayne Beams.

Also featuring on the series are actors Bernard Curry and Ellie Gonsalves, as well as tattooed Instagram hunk Josh Carroll.

Former advisor to Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is also confirmed, as is ex-Big Brother star Danny Hayes.

Big name: Keeping up with the Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner, 71, is arguably the most famous to be entering the show boasting a whopping 11.3million followers on Instagram

Big name: Keeping up with the Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner, 71, is arguably the most famous to be entering the show boasting a whopping 11.3million followers on Instagram

Big Brother VIP 2021: Line-up 

Caitlyn Jenner – Olympian, reality star and political candidate

Bernard Curry – Actor 

Danny Hayes – Big Brother 2021 contestant  

Dayne Beams – Former AFL Captain

Ellie Gonsalves – Actress and Model

Imogen Anthony – Influencer, model and the ex of Kyle Sandilands 

Jessika Power – Married at First Sight star 

Josh Carroll – Model and influencer

Luke Toki – Survivor legend 

Matt Cooper – NRL star 

Omarosa Manigault Newman – Former advisor to Donald Trump

Thomas Markle Jr. – Meghan Markle’s estranged half-brother  

The show will be hosted by Sonia Kruger, with filming for the series commencing a week ago.

Keeping up with the Kardashians star Caitlyn, 71, is arguably the most famous face to be entering the reality show.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, Caitlyn – who six years ago transitioned to become a woman – revealed she wanted to star on the series to ‘be an example’ for young people who look up to her and her journey.

Ready to shine! Stunning blonde bombshell Imogen Anthony, 30, (pictured) is set to make her debut on the upcoming series

Ready to shine! Stunning blonde bombshell Imogen Anthony, 30, (pictured) is set to make her debut on the upcoming series 

‘I want to be visible. And it is not so much what I say or doing a show about these issues, about gender dysphoria and this and that, it is about honestly doing a show like this. Life went on for me,’ she said.

Meanwhile, Thomas Markle Jr, 55, replaced far-right commentator Katie Hopkins who was sent back to the UK for threatening to break quarantine rules.

Imogen Anthony’s appearance on the show will be her Australian reality TV debut, with her fiery personality hoping to amp up the drama in the house.

The 30-year-old had a highly-publicised romance with radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands for over eight years, and has never been one to shy away from airing her opinions on social media. 

Bombshell: No stranger to drama, MAFS bride Jessika Power is also confirmed for the show

Bombshell: No stranger to drama, MAFS bride Jessika Power is also confirmed for the show

Meanwhile, Married at First Sight’s Jessika Power was one of the earliest to be rumoured for the show.

She recently shut down claims that she was ‘fuming’ upon learning that she is getting paid peanuts for the gig – while fellow MAFS star Martha Kalifatidis earned a whopping $30,000 from her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice.

‘I would never be envious of people that are succeeding and I don’t care for any ‘crown or title’, I’m not the same Jess I was three years ago!’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

Former footy stars Matt Cooper and Dayne Beams will are also making the unlikely jump to reality TV. 

Matt, 46, played his entire NRL career for the St. George Illawarra Dragons, while Dayne, 31, wrapped up his 172-game AFL career with Collingwood in 2020. 

He's back! Luke Toki (pictured) has jumped ships to Seven after appearing on Australian Survivor in 2017, and Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders in 2019

He’s back! Luke Toki (pictured) has jumped ships to Seven after appearing on Australian Survivor in 2017, and Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders in 2019

Game on! Pictured: NRL star Matt Cooper, 46

Game on! Pictured: AFL star Dayne Beams, 31

Game on! Footy stars  Matt Cooper, 46, [L] and Dayne Beams, 31, [R] have also signed on as housemates

That's random! Bernard Curry, (pictured) who is best known for his role as Jake Stewart in Wentworth, and Hugo Austin in Home and Away, will also appear on the show

That’s random! Bernard Curry, (pictured) who is best known for his role as Jake Stewart in Wentworth, and Hugo Austin in Home and Away, will also appear on the show

Also entering the Big Brother house is Luke Toki.

The former Channel 10 star has jumped ships to Seven after appearing on Australian Survivor in 2017, and Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders in 2019.

Bringing a touch of stage presence to the series are actors Bernard Curry and Ellie Gonsalves.

Curry, 47, is best known for his role as Jake Stewart in Wentworth, and Hugo Austin in Home and Away.

New arrival! Former advisor to Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is also joining - following reports she will be paid $450,000 for her stint

New arrival! Former advisor to Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is also joining – following reports she will be paid $450,000 for her stint

Ellie’s credits include starring in Fighting with My Family alongside Dwayne Johnson and Lena Headey and boasting 1.2million followers.

Former advisor to Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is has also been confirmed, with rumours claiming she will be paid $450,000 for her appearance.

Big Brother VIP will air on Channel Seven later this year

Coming soon: Big Brother VIP will air on Channel Seven later this year. Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger

Coming soon: Big Brother VIP will air on Channel Seven later this year. Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger 



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