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The Celebrity Big Brother house has one big nod to the suffragettes

This year's CBB theme is all about celebrating 100 years since women won the right to vote. No, really...

Celebrity Big Brother Jan 2018 House
Published: Tuesday, 2nd January 2018 at 2:56 pm

There are plenty of ways we can think of to mark the centenary of women winning the right to vote and the incredible work of suffragettes including Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison.


And we'll be honest, a female-only launch of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 wouldn't be at the forefront of our minds. But that's exactly what's happening for series 21 of the reality TV show.

After snooping around the house, can confirm that although there are currently very few references or hints to the suffrage theme in the CBB house, the decor does have one big nod to the work of these women.

Because the bedrooms in the house have been named in honour of two of the most prominent and renowned suffragettes, with half of the housemates set to sleep in 'Pankhurst Bedroom' and the other half in 'Davison Bedroom'.

The female-only residents (male housemates will be joining at some point, too) can also look forward to microphones in the bath and one-way glass in the sauna. That's... progress?


Celebrity Big Brother starts 9pm on Tuesday 2nd January on Channel 5


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