Who is Akeem Griffiths? Big Brother 2018 housemate and consultant

BIG Brother 2018 will be on our screens every night for the next few weeks and it’s sure to bring with it more drama, rows and fun.

Akeem Griffths is one of the housemates hoping to win over the public – here’s what we know…

Who is Akeem Griffiths from Big Brother 2018?

Akeem Griffiths, 26, is a consultant from the Rhondda Valley, Wales.

He also plays for the charity football team Gobaith Cymru FC which raises funds for organ transplant patients and mental health support.

In his Big Brother clip he shows his team spirit saying: “I’ll never turn down a task, ever turn down a challenge. I’m prepared to do anything.”

Akeem, left, has received support from his footie mates
Akeem, left, has received support from his footie mates

Why is Akeem Griffiths on Big Brother and he on social media?

Akeem Griffiths appears to have shut down his Instagram account @akeem_griffiths.

His football friends hinted that he would be going into the house by posting their support on the team Twitter account.

They wrote: “Akeem is a massive fund raiser for us and other charities through his running so please download the big brother app and get behind our guy ‘The Consultant ‘ for this years BBUK!”

Big Brother returns to our screens just days after the CBB finale

When is Big Brother 2018 on TV and who is presenting?

Big Brother returns to Channel 5 on the September 14 this year.

Emma Willis is hosting the 19th series of Big Brother, having begun her stint on the show back in 2013.

The outrageous Rylan Clark-Neal continues at the helm of popular spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side for all the gossip from the house.

Traditionally BB airs in June but TV bosses pushed it back so it didn’t clash with Love Island.

The launch comes just days after the final of the explosive second series of Celebrity Big Brother for 2018, which saw Ryan Thomas emerge as the winner.

BB housemates were told they may have to keep 14 weeks free as the series is set to be the longest since 2007, which lasted 13 weeks.

PIC OF HOUSE INTERIOR

Where is the Big Brother house and how long has the show been running?

The Big Brother house is in the Elstree studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire just a 22-minute train journey from London Kings Cross Station.

This year, the house’s theme has been inspired by XX.

Big Brother 19’s official title is  XX, and the house has XX.

Isabelle Warburton emerged as BB winner in 2017
Isabelle Warburton emerged as BB winner in 2017
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Who won Big Brother 2017?

Last year’s explosive Big Brother series was won by Isabelle Warburton.

The reality star – who won £65,000 – revealed she would be donating some of her winnings to a mental health charity.

Speaking to The Sun Online, she said: “I just think that mental health is really neglected because people don’t see it – so like, a broken leg is given more attention than like something that’s within your head.

“And until you’ve suffered from anxiety or anything along those lines you don’t know how people are feeling and it’s so important to raise awareness.”

The 21-year-old was left shocked when it was announced she had won the latest series of the Channel 5 reality show.

Reflecting on her time in the house, Isabelle said she did her best to stay calm in the many arguments which ensued.

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