Celebrity Big Brother 2018 viewers slate ‘boring’ entrance interviews

Aimée Grant Cumberbatch
New format: Viewers branded interviews with the incoming housemates 'boring' and 'annoying': Channel 5

Celebrity Big Brother viewers have slated the show’s new format after the launch night episode featured entrance interviews with the new housemates.

Despite being less than five minutes in length, fans on Twitter branded the celebrities’ chats with host Emma Willis ‘boring’ and ‘annoying’.

One wrote: “What’s with these sit down interviews? Just get them in there. No need for this #CBB”

Another commented: Not sure if it’s the Emma sit down interviews but I’m finding this one of the flatter #CBB live launches I can remember.”

While a third tweeted: “Nah the interviews beforehand are annoying me already #cbb”

Not all viewers were displeased with the programme’s new structure, with some saying they made the launch ‘more enjoyable’.

“The pre-entrance interviews and fewer HMs entering have made the launch more enjoyable for me. I feel like I actually know something about each of the HMs rather than just chucking them all in,” posted one.

“Okay LOVE the pre-entry interviews, a nice addition. An all-woman house means we’re getting housemates who might have otherwise said no #CBB,” stated another.

The Channel 5 reality show launched on Tuesday night with a cast of all-female housemates for the first time in its history.

Journalist Rachel Johnson, former MP Ann Widdecombe, reality star Jess Impiazzi ex-Made in Chelsea castmember Ashley James, actress Amanda Barrie, Rochdale whistleblower Maggie Oliver, newsreader India Willoughby and friend of the Kardashian family Malika Haqq will be joined by male contestants later this week.

Celebrity Big Brother continues Wednesday, January 3 at 9pm on Channel 5.