Celebrity Big Brother 2018
The cast of the premiere season of the CBS reality show have been announced and there are a lot of surprises! GettyImages/CBS

CBS has announced the cast of Season 1 of "Celebrity Big Brother USA". The inaugural season of the competition usually airs during the summer, but the eye network is mixing things up this year to compete with NBC and the Winter Olympics. Fans of the reality show have asked for a celebrity version for years and after almost 20 years, we are all getting one. Tonight during the Grammys 2018 the celebrities were confirmed and it includes many surprises.

Ariadna Gutierrez: The beauty queen is joining CBB in its first season. You may remember for that infamous moment during Miss Universe when Steve Harvey announced her as winner of the pageant mistakenly.

Omarosa Manigault: What do you do after exiting the White House administration? You join a reality show of course. Omarosa first came into households as one of the most controversial contestants on Season 1 of "The Apprentice." She will be returning to her roots and we'll see how much drama she will cause.

Mark McGrath: The Sugar Ray singer and former "Extra" host will join the cast of CBB. He also appeared on Season 4 of "Celebrity Apprentice."

Shannon Elizabeth: The "American Pie" star will have a shot at winning following her stint on "Dancing With The Stars".

Metta World Peace: NBA player.

Brandi Glanville: A reality show veteran, she first rose to fame on television as a housewive in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". Glanville also appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Famously Single". She is not new to the Big Brother world as she was cast of the UK celebrity version.

James Maslow: Another former "Dancing With The Stars" contestant, fans of Big Time Rush will also enjoy his presence.

Keshia Knight Pulliam: The actress also previously appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice".

Marissa Janet Winokur: Another former "Dancing With The Stars" contestant joins the cast.

Chuck Liddell: The former mixed martial artist will be part of the CBB Season 1 cast.

Ross Matthews: The E! News correspondant and "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge will join the cast.

"Celebrity Big Brother" premieres on February 7 at 8pm ET/PT airing multiple times during the week. Julie Chen will be back as host for the eviction episodes. Who are your favorites to win this special edition?

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