Of the 11 celebrities competing on the first-ever Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, two of them are retired professional athletes. One happens to be the tallest (6’7″) and the richest (estimated net worth $33 million) — that’s NBA basketball champ Metta World Peace. The second is UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell.
The 48-year-old Liddell was recently asked what the most difficult part of living inside the Big Brother house will be for him. He said: “all the deception” will be difficult for him “because by nature I am not a schemer.” Liddell elaborated: “This game will force me to get uncomfortable and I will have no choice but to lie, create fake alliances, manipulate, deceive people, and do a myriad of other things that I do not agree with in my real life.”
The 11 Big Brother Celebrity Edition houseguests are:
Shannon Elizabeth, 44, actress (American Pie)
Brandi Glanville, 45, reality star (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
Ariadna Gutierrez, 24, Colombian-born model
Chuck Liddell, 48, UFC legend
James Maslow, 27, actor (Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush)
Ross Mathews, 38, TV host
Mark McGrath, 49, Sugar Ray singer turned TV host
Keshia Knight Pulliam, 38, actress (The Cosby Show)
Marissa Jaret Winokur, 44, Tony Award winning actress (Hairspray)
Metta World Peace, 38, NBA champion
Omarosa, 43, reality star (The Apprentice, Trump White House)
Big Brother Celebrity Edition debuts with a three-night premiere beginning Wednesday, February 7, at 8pm on CBS. A two-hour live eviction show will air Friday, February 9 at 8pm.