Celebrity Big Brother 2016: House-mate James Whale is 'loud and obnoxious, but people will get to like him'

Celebrity Big Brother 2016: talkRADIO presenter Ash Gould worked closely with CBB house-mate James Whale for many years and discusses his prospects, along with this year's 14 other contestants…

James Whale: from talkSPORT to CBB

Friday, July 29, 2016

The line-up for this year's Celebrity Big Brother has been revealed – and one of the house-mates has ensured that one of our presenters will be watching the show like a hawk.

Ash Gould produced broadcaster James Whale for 13 years, and now the outspoken presenter – who used to work for our sister station talkSPORT – has entered the house.

"He could do well," said Ash, despite Whale being booed by onlookers as he entered the house.

"At first people won't like him, because he's loud and a bit obnoxious, but he's quite honest and I think people will get to like him." 

Jonny and Ash spoke to caller Alan Caddick for an entertaining run-down on Whale and the other celebrities who will be gracing our screens for the next fortnight, including Loose Women's Saira Khan, former X-Factor finalist Katie Waissel, and Frankie Grande, the older half-brother of popstar Ariana Grande.

The full list of house-mates is: 

Christopher Biggins
Saira Khan 
Frankie Grande
Ricky Norwood 
Renee Graziano 
Marnie Simpson 
James Whale 
Aubrey O'Day 
Stephen Bear
Katie Waissel 
Lewis Bloor 
Grant Bovey 
Chloe Khan 
Heavy D 
Samantha Fox 

Listen to the full interview above