Transgender newsreader India Willoughby joins Ann Widdecombe on Celebrity Big Brother
Transgender newsreader India Willoughby is joining an all-female Celebrity Big Brother house – alongside ultra-conservative Ann Widdecombe.
The pair are both signed up to appear on the Channel 5 reality show, which launches tonight.
The TV show will be celebrating 100 years of women being granted the right to vote with an all-female contestant launch.
Transgender newsreader India Willoughby is set to join the house as part of the women-only launch.
Willoughby, 51, became known to TV viewers as a panellist on Loose Women, where she is never shy to share her views.
The TV presenter became known to viewers in the North East as a news anchor for ITV Border, where she worked for 10 years before transitioning.
In 2010, she quit her regional job in Carlisle, Cumbria, to undergo her transition.
She made a return to the airwaves in 2016 as a woman – and has since become a prominent columnist, as well as a panellist on Loose Women.
The transgender journalist and presenter will be walking on eggshells in the house, as joining her will be former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe.
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