Julie Chen Reveals How Omarosa Joined The Celebrity Big Brother Cast

Stephen Colbert gets the scoop about the show's first celebrity edition.


Somewhere near Hollywood right now, ten celebrities are sequestered from the world and getting ready to compete on Celebrity Big Brother.

Make that eleven—but the other ten don't know it yet. The show had a late addition to the cast: Omarosa Manigault, fresh off her last role as an actual member of the Trump administration.

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They'll find out when host Julie Chen reveals their additional competitor during the season premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. But before making her way to the Big Brother house, Julie stopped by The Late Show to talk about the first celebrity edition of the reality hit to be held in the United States.

In the video above, Julie explains how the original cast was already set when they got the news that Omarosa could join them. She also shared stories about previous contestants breaking the Big Brother rules, watching Jon Batiste at The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, and the time she moved back in with her parents— when she was 27.

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STREAM: Every Full Episode Of All Past Seasons Of Big Brother On CBS All Access

You can stream Monday's full episode of The Late Show, including Stephen's take on the news of the day, an interview with actor Joel Kinnaman, and a musical performance by Talib Kweli featuring BJ the Chicago Kid.

Oh, and if you want more from Julie, don't forget that you can also watch her on The Talk Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.

Watch all-new episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Don't miss the three-night season premiere of Celebrity Big Brother starting on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8/7c CBS and CBS All Access.

Plus, catch up on every episode of all past seasons of Big Brother on CBS All Access.