The celebrities that will be locked away from the outside world for the next 99 days in the first ever ‘Big Brother’ house have been announced.

‘Bigg Boss’ as the Indian adaptation will be known as has seen some of the most diverse of stars walk into the house that will sure keep viewers gripped to their TV sets over the next three months.

Firstly there۪s the sexy stunning corner, which sees Rakhi Sawant, Carol Gracias, Anupama Verma, Kashmira Shah but also Aryan Vaid and Deepak Parashar. Then there۪s the intellectual corner (they don۪t need much space there) here, we have Ravi Kissen, Rahul Roy and I would even put Anupama Verma in that category, then there۪s the sweet section… we have former lanky cricketer Salil Ankola and actress Rupali Ganguly. Then finally we have the wonderfully weird world of Bobby Darling, the only (that we know of) gay in the whole household. What a bunch! And how will they fare with each other?!

In an unprecedented and landmark move, Sony TV rumouredly asked each of the 13 contestants to undertake a HIV test as a major precaution because there are chances they will have sex on the show!

Like ‘Big Brother UK’, there will be something like a ‘diary room’ inside the house. The ‘Bigg Boss’ ‘diary room’ will be known as the ‘confession room’.

A highlight show of the previous day’s activities will be aired Monday – Thursday at 22:00 (similar to the British ‘Big Brother’). An eviction night will be held on Fridays at 21:00. There’s also an hour special on Saturday nights at 21:00.

The programme televised on Sony Entertainment Television Asia. It is presented by Bollywood star Arshad Warsi.