We're getting into the business-end of Big Brother, with the housemates competing now not only to stay in the iconic residence, but also to win the series.


There's been plenty of drama over the course of the season so far, not least from the recent eviction which saw Trish and Chanelle booted out, despite being fan-favourites.

It's safe to say viewers were outraged by the decision and flocked to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share their thoughts.

But as we get closer to the Big Brother finale, there's sure to be more shocks along the way.

As if the double-eviction wasn't shocking enough, ITV also confirmed the return of Celebrity Big Brother in the new year.

As the 2023 season rumbles on, here's everything you need to know about the Big Brother 2023 cast.

Big Brother 2023 cast

Here's a full list of the Big Brother 2023 housemates:

Read on for more on this year's housemates.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Kerry
Big Brother 2023 contestant Kerry. ITV

Age: 40

Job: NHS manager

From: Essex

Kerry is the last housemate joining the line-up.

"I love the programme. It is, for me, the ultimate reality TV show ever. I've got multiple sclerosis and so the reason why I never applied before is because I always saw those whacking great big stairs to get into the house.

"It just felt a little bit unachievable because for the first three years of my illness I was in a wheelchair. When I saw it was coming back and searching for real people from all walks of life, I thought, this is my year," she said.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Olivia
Big Brother 2023 contestant Olivia ITV

Age: 23

Job: Dancer

From: Glasgow, Scotland

Olivia joins the rest of this year's housemates for the Big Brother reboot. She describes herself as the "princess" of the household.

"I grew up watching the show and I've always said if it ever comes back, I want to do it. I just think I fit the brief because I've got personality to sell and this is the best place for it," she said.


Henry for Big Brother 2023
Henry for Big Brother 2023 ITV/Initial TV

Age: 25

Job: Food writer

From: Cotswolds

Food writer Henry loves Boris Johnson, who he says he'd love to go for a martini with, and the Royal Family.

He's hoping there will be a matron in the house because he can't cook or clean.

"I am actually really looking forward to learning lots of life skills, like learning how to cook, clean, or do the washing. I'm 25 but I'm not an adult. These are some big things they don't teach you at school that I need to learn.

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"And also just getting to know loads of different people from very different backgrounds that I might not get to meet in my everyday life."


Big Brother 2023 contestant Matthew
Big Brother 2023 contestant Matthew ITV

Age: 24

Job: Doctor

From: Isle of Man

Doctor Matty, 24, was the 12th contestant to be revealed for this year's show. He currently works in the geriatric department and loves "old people".

Matty has a very good reason for signing up, saying: "I want to experience everything before I die, and I just thought why not do something mad like this? I used to watch Big Brother when I was like, 9 or 10 past my bedtime with my mom.

"I grew up in such a small place on the Isle of Man where I didn't really see many people who felt like me. I remember watching Big Brother and I could see myself in all these characters from a cross section of society, and I thought like, oh, maybe I would fit in there. So I just always wanted to apply."


Big Brother 2023 contestant Noky
Big Brother 2023 contestant Noky ITV

Age: 26

Job: Miss Universe GB / banker

From: Derby

Noky joins the Big Brother house with the hope of showing viewers that there's more to her than her good looks.

"I love challenges. I've had so many amazing times in my life, like going to Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain. I like to do something different and I think this is the next challenge I want to conquer.

"I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and disprove a lot of stereotypes around them. I also show what it's like being a woman who's worked in male- dominated fields. I want to show that women are capable of doing anything they want," she said.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Chanelle
Big Brother 2023 contestant Chanelle ITV

Age: 29

Job: Dental therapist

From: Llanelli, Wales

Dental therapist Chanel is one of this year's housemates.

Asked why she applied, she said: "Well, I only applied as a joke. Now that I'm going in, I'm doing it for myself, for the experience and to make friends for life. Something that was a joke has now materialised into real life!"


Big Brother 2023 contestant Jordan
Big Brother 2023 contestant Jordan ITV

Age: 25

Job: Lawyer

From: Scunthorpe

Jordan is one of this year's contestants, who applied out of boredom.

"Well, I love the show. I was quite disillusioned with life so I suppose boredom made me apply to some extent. I honestly applied on a whim. I'm interested in the social experiments side of Big Brother. I don't really like the idea of living with people but I thought I might as well give it a try. And I wanted to challenge myself," he said.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Yinrun
Big Brother 2023 contestant Yinrun ITV

Age: 25

Job: Customer support agent

From: Harrogate

Yinrun is a 25-year-old customer support agent from Harrogate. Originally from Shanghai, China, Yinrun says when she moved to the UK she found the people to be very "polite".

So, why did she sign up for Big Brother?

"I’m most excited about being surrounded by so many people from different walks of life. I don't think I will ever live in a house again with so many different kinds of people. I’m from China and I think it will help me be more immersed in British culture," she said.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Trish
Big Brother 2023 contestant Trish ITV

Age: 33

Job: full-time mum

From: Luton

Trish is originally from Congo. She came to England when she was nine-years-old and describes herself as "very left-wing and a feminist."

"I always wanted to apply back in the day, my friends would always be like ‘I think you'd be good in there, you're quite mouthy’! When I saw it was coming back I thought it was the universe telling me something so I just went for it. Also because I want to humanise refugees and immigrants, especially in this political climate.

"I want people to see that behind the stats and figures, there are real humans. We are important simply because we exist, not only when we participate in capitalism. We matter because we are alive and breathing - no human is illegal!" she said.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Tom
Big Brother 2023 contestant Tom ITV

Age: 21

Job: Butcher

From: Livington, Somerset

Tom is a 21-year-old from Livington, Somerset. He says: "I'm funny, outgoing - that's where the list ends."

He'll be supported by his mum while in the Big Brother House.

In terms of why he applied for the legendary reality TV show, he said: "It’s just a bit of fun really, isn't it? Something a bit different from day to day life."


Big Brother 2023 contestant Jenkin
Big Brother 2023 contestant Jenkin ITV

Age: 25

Job: Barman and cleaner.

From: Bridgend

Jenkin was the first person to join the cast of Big Brother for 2023.

"I'm not the only gay in the village, I'm the best one," he said in his VT.

Asked why he decided to join Big Brother, added: "I was bored and I thought I'd do something different, give it a whirl."

Former Big Brother 2023 contestants

The list of evicted Big Brother 2023 housemates is as follows:


Big Brother 2023 contestant Farida
Big Brother 2023 contestant Farida ITV

Age: 50

Job: Make-up artist

From: Wolverhampton

Fardia was the first housemate to be evicted on day 7.

She describes herself as a "very proud muslim" who "loves praying five times a day".

Back home, she lives with her husband and loves embracing her age. Her family were supporting her back home as she competed for the £100k cash prize.

In terms of why she joined the show, she said: "I'm very proud of who I am and I feel like Asian women and Asian culture is underrepresented on TV. A lot of people think that wearing a headscarf might stop you from having opportunities, whereas for me, it's been completely the opposite.

"I embrace it with confidence and it's actually given me lots of opportunities. I want to let people know that us Muslims, we really aren't suppressed. I'm far from suppressed - I used to be a holiday rep!"


Big Brother 2023 contestant Zak
Big Brother 2023 contestant Zak ITV

Age: 28

Job: Model

From: Manchester

Zak is a 28-year-old model who was the second housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother house.

Asked why he decided to take part in the show, Zak said: "I feel like it's one of those shows where you can get your personality across and I've got one of those personalities I feel the world needs to see.

"My friends and family have always told me I should do TV and I never really wanted to do a dating show. I want to do a show where I could just be myself and get my personality out there and have a laugh with people."


Big Brother 2023 contestant Hallie
Big Brother 2023 contestant Hallie ITV

Age: 18

Job: Youth worker

From: South London

Halle is an 18-year-old youth worker from South London. While she might be young, she didn't want to be babied in the house, warning the other housemates to: "Check yourself before you wreck yourself."

She also said sometimes her mouth can get her in trouble and she's been described as a "raging b***h on wheels some times".

Hallie was evicted from the house in Week 3.


Big Brother 2023 contestant Paul
Big Brother 2023 contestant Paul ITV

Age: 23

Job: Security officer

From: Liverpool

Paul is a 23-year-old security officer from Liverpool. Asked if he joined the show, he said: "We'll see about that one, I'm a scouser so we'll see!"

"I just always watched it with my mum and everyone said I should apply, so I did and now I’m here," he added.

Paul was evicted in Week 4 as part of a double eviction alongside Dylan.


Dylan for Big Brother 2023
Dylan for Big Brother 2023 ITV/Initial TV

Age: 39

Job: DJ

From: Coventry

DJ and MC Dylan is was of this year's Big Brother contestants. He got into an accident a few years ago and decided to have his leg amputated after living in pain for three years.

"I always like meeting new people and having new hurdles to jump as an amputee. It's going to be an interesting journey to see if I can do whatever we’re asked without having any problems with staying on my leg for a certain amount of time and doing all the tasks. I’m excited for the challenge," he said before entering the house.

Dylan was evicted in Week 4 as part of a double eviction alongside Paul.

Big Brother airs weekdays and Sundays at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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