Celebrity Big Brother is finally back on our screens after a five year hiatus.


The brand new line-up has been revealed, with the likes of Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, This Morning alum Fern Britton, music manager Louis Walsh and Coronation Street star Colson Smith among the cast.

One cast member in the Celebrity Big Brother 2024 line-up is Gary Goldsmith, who was among the stars who were spotted going into hotel hiding ahead of the reality show’s live premiere, prompting a string of tabloid articles about his connection to Kate Middleton.

So, what is there to know about Gary and what is his relation to the Princess of Wales? We've got you covered, read on for more!

Who is Gary Goldsmith?

Gary Goldsmith smiling in a suit with his hands in his pockets. He is in front of an enlarged Big Brother eye
Gary Goldsmith ITV

Age: 58

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Job: Businessman

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Gary Goldsmith is a millionaire businessman, who is reported to have made most of his money in recruitment.

As previously mentioned, Goldsmith is Kate Middleton's uncle and has been rumoured for quite some time for Celebrity Big Brother 2024.

A source told The Sun: "Gary also holds a deep affection for Kate and Wills, and will be able to give a fascinating insight into what it's really like being related to the future king and queen."

What is Gary Goldsmith's relation to Kate Middleton?

Gary Goldsmith is the maternal uncle of Kate Middleton. He is the young brother of Middleton's mother, Carole. However, it isn't know what his relationship is like with the Princess of Wales.

When asked if Kate Middleton will be watching him, Goldsmith told hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best: "If she is, it'll be behind the sofa I guess. It'll be a nice one in a nice house."

Speaking further about the Princess, Goldsmith opened up to Louis Walsh about what it's like being related to famous people.

"I didn't vote for it, it happened to me, and then suddenly there's a spotlight on you," he told the music manager.

"They call me the buncle! Have you heard of a buncle? Bad uncle. Apparently every family has them."

The businessman went on to explain he thinks William and Kate are both the "saviour[s] of the Royal Family".

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What has Gary Goldsmith said about joining Celebrity Big Brother?

As he got ready to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house, Goldsmith told AJ and Will he is ready to show the public he isn't "that caricature that they see in the press".

"I'm taking everybody at face value but if someone is a bit mean, I'm gonna be the enforcer," he said.

Celebrity Big Brother continues at 9pm on ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player.

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