Gareth Thomas Joins  

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on January 06 2012 4:03 PM ET

 Out former rugby star Gareth Thomas has been confirmed for the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother.

"Coming out was bigger than I ever imagined it would be," Thomas says in a video promoting the new season of the series. "The public reaction when I came out was amazing. Everybody likes an honest person, whether it be in sports or life in general."

Watch the promo for the launch below.