Celebrity Big Brother 2018 launch: Malika Haqq kicks off all-female series as Jess Impiazzi and Amanda Barrie win immunity

    Celebrity Big Brother 2018 kicked off with an all-female line-up of ex politicians, soap stars, glamour models and journalists before pitting them against one another in a bid to win immunity.

    Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe was the first to enter the famous TV house, and despite signing up for a female special, she told host Emma Willis she is looking forward to the male celebs joining on Friday night.

    She was soon joined by US reality TV star and Khloe Kardashian's best friend Malika Haqq, who broke down as she bid farewell to her god sisters before making her way inside.

    Boris Johnson's sister Rachel Johnson was third to enter and warned viewers that she is "intolerant". Speaking in her VT she said: "I'm paid to have opinions. I don't think I'm opinionated, I just think I'm right."

   The trio were later joined by India Willoughby, the first transgender news reader, who joked that she felt like "Doctor Who" before telling Willis: "Transitioning was the best thing I ever did, it took me 50 years to be the woman I am today, it was a tough fight and nobody is going to take that away from me."

  Up next was DJ, blogger and former Made in Chelsea star Ashley James who was followed closely behind by Maggie Oliver, a detective who resigned from Greater Manchester Police over the Rochdale grooming scandal, Ex on the Beach star Jess Impiazzi and former Coronation Street actress Amanda Barrie.

    The new housemates were summoned to a task which saw them paired up and pitted against each other to fix a circuit board in a bid to win immunity from the first eviction. Impiazzi and Barrie won the task after completing it in the fastest time. 

    The group will enjoy four nights together before being joined by a group of male housemates on Friday night's episode.