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Who are the contestants in the US version of Celebrity Big Brother?

Ryan Lochte is a contestant in the US version of Celebrity Big Brother Photo: Tony Marshall/PA

Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte and Lindsay Lohan’s mother are among the contestants due to take part in the US version of Celebrity Big Brother.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, also known as “The Mooch”, who grabbed headlines during his 10-day stint in Donald Trump’s administration in 2017, is also participating.

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Other house members announced for Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, which airs on US television station CBS, include Dina Lohan, mother of the child-star turned troubled Hollywood tearaway and former WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie.

Lochte has said he is training for a shot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 12-time Olympic medallist was undergoing alcohol counselling in October. He recently announced his wife is expecting their second child.

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The rest of the cast is actor Jonathan Bennett, singers and reality TV personalities Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss, comedian Tom Green, actor and former OJ Simpson houseguest Kato Kaelin, actor Joey Lawrence, former NFL star Ricky Williams and Olympian Lolo Jones.

The show follows a group of celebrities living together in a house outfitted with over 80 HD cameras and 100 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day while they have no contact with the outside world. Each week one or more is voted out and the last one standing wins the 250,000 US dollar (£194,000) prize.

The second season begins with a two-night premiere on January 21-22. Julie Chen Moonves returns as host.