Celebrity Big Brother

A deep dive into the historical beef between this year’s Celebrity Big Brother contestants

The Big Brother House isn’t the only place for the drama

Celebrity Big Brother is back and bigger than ever. A-listers from Sharon Osbourne to Louis Walsh have entered the house alongside some of the UK’s biggest reality star household names. Love Island’s Ekin Su, reality’s biggest drama queen (and we’re not talking about her time on Turkish soap operas) is in there and Ibiza Weekender legendary trouser-less head rep, David Potts, too.

With their iconic celebrity status, it comes as no surprise that they are housing a history of drama. So sit tight and wait for previous tensions to unfold in the Celebrity Big Brother house. It’s only a matter of time and nomination confessionals before true colours and previous fighting feuds are resurfaced. And right before your eyes on ITV, what more could we want?

Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh


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71-year-old Sharon Osbourne, famous for starring in reality series, The Osbournes with husband Ozzy and children Kelly and Jack, is not one to hold back in voicing her opinions. Match this with Louis Walsh, 71-year-old Irish music manager and former X Factor judge alongside his co-worker and friend “Mrs O”.

Their time judging on the X-Factor wasn’t always smooth sailing. The two opinionated figures couldn’t help but clash at times during their time on the show. In 2005, Sharon threw water over Louis after he provoked her implying she was taking rock star husband Ozzy Osbourne’s drugs.

The pair’s controversy speaks for itself, to the point that it has been reported that ITV bosses stepped in to give the pair respect and inclusivity training prior to the show.

Nikita Kuzmin and Ekin-Su Culculoglu


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There is an undeniable previous rivalry between Strictly Come Dancing professional, Nikita and Dancing on Ice competitor, Ekin Su. The nature of the BBC’s biggest dancing show vs ITV’s, naturally breeds unspoken feuding.

Despite this tension, on the first episode of the show Louis Walsh indicated a chemistry between the pair, as a potential CBB romance. The Express reported “fans notice an awkward snub when Nikita failed to mention his partner during his opening segment.”

Fern Britton and Philip Schofield

Whilst Philip may not be on the show, Fern and Philip’s fallout is one of the biggest in Daytime TV’s history. 66-year old Fern presented This Morning alongside Philip for a decade until a savage replacement with Holly Willoughby in 2009.

The feelings of betrayal felt by Fern are so strong that she claimed on the show that would walk out of the Celebrity Big Brother house if he was to walk in. This emerged in a conversation with Kate Middleton’s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, after he declared rumours about him coming in as a contestant.

David Potts and Louis Walsh

This last pairing is more of a current brewing feud, surrounding the issue of trouser-gate. To wear trousers, or not to wear trousers? That is the Celebrity Big Brother question.

Two vastly differently personality types fated to clash. Upon David’s entrance into the house, Louis Walsh couldn’t help but make remarks about David’s leg display, leading to risk of being cancelled by fans. Walsh criticised Potts on an episode of the show, “No, we don’t want to see those legs. And it’s too much fake tan”. If Big Brother reveals this to David, or upon leaving the house he discovers, tensions are only likely to grow stronger.

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