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Omarosa Manigault, who left the White House under dramatic circumstances at the end of last year, is currently stirring up an entirely different drama inside the Celebrity Big Brother house.
On Jan. 28, when it was first announced that president Donald Trump's former aide would be strutting back to a reality TV career in CBS' first-ever celebrity spinoff of their summer flagship, Big Brother, the news was met with an outpouring of shock and dismay.
While the public was aware of Omarosa's arrival in the Big Brother house, her future roommates — which include Mark McGrath, Metta World Peace, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Brandi Glanville and Marissa Winokur — were not.
The premise of Celebrity Big Brother will see its cast inside a house and secluded from the outside world. In addition, viewers will be able to watch the stars by using the longtime reality show's 24/7 live feed feature. Ahead of entering the game, each cast member is restricted from knowing who else is joining them.
When The Hollywood Reporter sat down with each cast member (besides Omarosa, who didn't do any interviews), they were completely unaware that they will be living under the same roof as the controversial former political aide. In fact, up until they moved into the house to film the premiere officially with host Julie Chen this week they remained oblivious to who else was in the cast, including Omarosa.
To assess how this season may play out, THR spoke candidly with each cast member about who they would want, and not want, to live with for the next three weeks, what real-life topics may spark some arguments throughout their time together and what urged them to play this game.
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