Big Brother fans deliver no-nonsense verdict as hit show returns with Hallie, Olivia and Paul becoming overnight stars | The Sun

BIG Brother fans have been busy sharing their verdict on the new batch of contestants after last night's series kicked off.

ITV's highly anticipated reboot has got fans talking, as hosts AJ Odudu, 35, and Will Best, 38, fronted the launch extravaganza.

Over the next six weeks, 16 hopefuls will make Garden Studios in North West London their home.

And things have already kicked off to an explosive start, with the first contestant being put up for eviction coming up this Friday night.

ITV viewers were introduced to youth worker Hallie, 18, dancer Olivia, 23, Liverpudlian lad Paul, also 23 and barman Jenkin, 25.

They were joined by dental therapist Chanelle, 29, DJ Dylan, 39, make-up artist Farida, 50, model Zak, 28.


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Plus food critic Henry, 25, lawyer Jordan, 25, butcher Tom, 21, and doctor Matty, 24 also entered the famous house.

To complete the full house, they were joined by banker Noky, 26, NHS manager Kerry, 40, customer support agent Yinrun and full-time mum Trish, 33.

Fans have headed to social media to share their first thoughts on the diverse cast and fans are branding it an "amazing series" within minutes.

One wrote: "Already loving Olivia, this is the drama we need. I've missed you Big Brother.

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"Paul better win Big Brother, he's f****** hilarious," one posted.

A third commented: "I can tell Hallie is going to get into a verbal deathmatch with Big Brother in the diary room in approximately two weeks time and I can't wait for it to happen."

A fourth shared: "This is the best Big Brother cast since C4. Team Hallie here."

This person wrote: "The Big Brother producers are psychopaths. The cast is 10/10."

Someone else added: "I love the cast, it's such a fever dream having Big Brother back. Being eager to get to know everyone and just not knowing what's in store."

This viewer wrote on their X account: "Already loving this cast. I expect laughter, drama and in general an AMAZING series. Welcome back Big Brother."

Things have already kicked off to an explosive start.

In the very first episode of the ITV edition of the iconic social experiment, dancer Olivia was put up for eviction in a cruel twist.

As they entered the new "vast" house at Garden Studios, Big Brother threw a little housewarming party for the 16 new guests.

To break the ice, they were tasked with playing party games, which included pass the parcel.

However, when the music stopped and each housemate opened the box, they were asked a question but with disastrous consequences.

Jenkin was asked who the most difficult housemate to live with was, and he chose Olivia as he felt the pair had not "gelled".

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As a result Olivia was the first contestant put up for eviction coming up this Friday night.

When the games came to an end, Olivia practically stormed away from the circular sofa area and declared that she "couldn't be a***d" to speak to Jenkin when he came over to apologise.

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