Courtney Act Sashays Into The “Celebrity Big Brother” House

Expect the unexpected.

Move over, Michelle Visage because Courtney Act is about to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house.

It was announced today that the Drag Race Season 6 queen will be competing on the latest installment of Celebrity Big Brother, which premiered last night, January 2, in the UK.


“Courtney has seen everything as a drag queen so nothing will faze her in the house,” a source told The Sun. “She’s a pro who won’t be intimidated by any of the big personalities in there and she won’t back down from a row.”

Other players in the house include big names—in the UK—like India Willoughby, Ashley James, Jess Impiazzi, Malika Haqq, Maggie Oliver, Amanda Barrie, Ann Widdecombe and Rachel Johnson.

This year’s theme for the house is “Year of the Woman,” celebrating 100 years since women were given the right to vote. Right now all of the housemates are female, but men contestants will be brought into the house later this week, including Courtney (real name Shane Jenek).

Courtney might be the first Drag Race queen to be a housemate on CBB, but she’s not the first alum from the Olympics of Drag. Everyone’s favorite squirrel friend, Michelle Visage, was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother back in 2015 and ultimately placed fifth in the competition.

Will Courtney make it as far as Michelle—or maybe even walk away with the top prize? Only time will tell, but we are placing our money on our favorite Aussie drag queen.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 premieres Thursday, January 25 at 8/7c on VH1.

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