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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