Channel 5’s brand new series aims to show what happens when we confront our prejudices as nine people with different appearances come together to share a house in Yorkshire.

The housemates which include a double amputee and a woman born with dwarfism, share their personal experiences with one another as they live together for 10 days.

So who are the cast and why are they extraordinary?

Harnaam Kaur on The House of Extraordinary People

Harnaam Kaur

Perhaps the most recognisable figure in the cast, 28-year-old Harnaam is known in the media for being an activist for women suffering from Poly Cystic Ovary Sydrome.

Suffering from PCOS as a teenager meant Harnaam was badly bullied for her appearance, driving her to self-harm over her unwanted body hair.

But at 16 she decided to embrace her looks and now works as a body positive activist speaking in houses of parliament, appearing in TV adverts and even walking the runway.

Harnaam Kaur

Bashir Aziz

Bashir Aziz is 24 years old and comes from London.

He suffers from a condition called vitiligo which is characterised by small, white patches on different parts of the body caused by the loss of pigment in the skin.

Once a sales assistant, he now models for a living, recently taking part in a photo series on the condition for photographer Brock Elbank called #Vitiligo.

Bashir Aziz

Ted Parrotman

Ted Richards from Bristol is well known among locals for covering himself in piercings and tattoos from a young age.

In total, he has more than 50 piercings in his face, tattoos covering his entire body, a peace sign branded on to his left shoulder with a 750C iron and two magnets implanted in his hands.

Ted has five pet parrots and in 2016 got his ears removed to look more like his feathered friends.

Ted Parrotman

Lucas Hayward

Lucas is a 22 years old graphic designer who was born with facial dysplasia.

His condition is known as Culoauriculofrontalnasal Syndrome and affects the structure and symmetry of the face.

You might recognise Lucas from his appearence on The Undateables back in 2016 where he went on his first ever date with Alex.

Lucas Hayward

Aly Stosz

Aly Stosz is 30 years old and is a former model from New York.

She is one of the tallest women in the world standing at 6 ft 9 with size 14 feet.

She now works as an artist, with much of her work talking about her experiences as a tall woman.

Aly Stosz

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper is 74 years old and comes from Wyoming, USA.

Some time ago he travelled to Thailand to voluntarily have his lower left leg amputated, despite the leg being healthy.

Dan has body integrity disorder, which means he suffers from an overwhelming desire to amputate a healthy limb, because of this he does not consider himself disabled.

Dan Cooper

Rowdy Burton

Rowdy is 31 years old and comes from Alabama, USA.

Rowdy had to have both of his legs amputated at the age of three due to a rare spinal condition called sacral agenesis.

Rarely using a wheelchair, he now walks on his hands or uses a motorised skateboard to get around.

Rowdy Burton

Kristin Riley

Kristen Riley is a 36-year-old care worker from the USA.

She is three foot and five inches tall and didn’t grow taller due to being born with the condition microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II.

She is currently one of the oldest people in the world with the condition.

Kristin Riley

Rachael Reynolds

Rachael Reynolds is 43 and has three children.

She has a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis, which causes her to get benign tumours all over her body.

Despite several surgeries to remove the lumps, they continue to appear and have gotten worse after each pregnancy.

Rachael Reynolds

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THE HOUSE OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE STARTS MONDAY 18th MARCH ON CHANNEL 5 AT 10PM