With Channel 5 yesterday confirming that the January 2017 edition of Celebrity Big Brother would feature both new famous faces and fan-favourite celebrities who have been a part of the show in the past, we've decided to take a look back at all of the seasons of CBB that have aired to-date and pick five we'd love to see come back for another shot at winning the hearts of the nation.
1) Jodie Marsh
Jodie was unfortunately painted as the villain of her series, going up against Pete Burns (rest in peace) in a series of volatile arguments. Since her time in the house however, she seems to have really changed as a person, turned her life around and injected new life into her career. With a stronger head on her shoulders than ever before, we think Jodie would easily be able to turn the nation around and could even win the show depending on who she's put back in the house with. Sign the contract Jodie and get back in that house!
2) Michelle Visage
Michelle Visage is one of the nicest women on the planet, of that I'm sure. Her first time in the Celebrity Big Brother house however seemed to be dominated by her friendship with troll columnist Katie Hopkins. Now we only get to see 40 minutes of each day's goings on, so we missed out on most of the fun times Michelle had in the house, with Perez Hilton and Hopkins' arguments instead eating up most of the broadcast time. As a favourite to win at times in the season, it would be nice to see Michelle make a successful comeback and snatch the CBB crown she so deserves.
3) Sue Perkins
Now that Sue Perkins has finished up hosting duties on The Great British Bake Off, what better way to spend the start of the New Year than back in the Celebrity Big Brother house? Sue is arguably a bigger television personality now than she has ever been before, so to see how she'd handle the pressure cooker than is the CBB house for a much longer period than she spent in it during the second season would be extremely interesting.
4) Denise Welch
Was there ever a Celebrity Big Brother contestant as entertaining as Denise Welch? Denise had a very rough time of it in the house with actor Michael Madsen, and her sense of humour didn't always translate well with the American members of the CBB cast. Now though she's made a few big decisions in her life which have turned things entirely around, and if she ever did want to go back into the house, I'm sure viewers would welcome her more mothering and caring personality with open arms.
5) Jasmine Lennard
Jasmine is a woman unafraid to stand up for herself and her time in the 10th season of Celebrity Big Brother was cut short far too early. Though she returned in a recent civilian series for a few days and struck up a long-lasting relationship with contestant Cristian MJC, we didn't get enough of the Jasmine we'd all seen in her first season. Seeing her make a return and knock some egotistical celebrities down to size would be an incredible few weeks of television - provided she lasted the whole time!
Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 at the beginning of January, 2017.