Celebrity Big Brother 2012: It's the battle of the blondes as Page 3 models and Samantha Brick enter the house, while soap stars stir up the drama already
09:20 GMT, 16 August 2012
They say it's an unlucky number for some but tonight all 13 housemates entered the 2012 Celebrity Big Brother house.
And as always it was a complete mix of stars who now have to live together for the next three weeks.
Everyone from soap stars Julie Goodyear and Cheryl Fergison, to Page 3 model Rhian Sugden and Jasmine Lennard, Olympic athlete Ashley McKenzie, rapper MC Harvey and even a prince made the cut this year.
Soap queens: Coronation Street icon Julie Goodyear and EastEnders' Cheryl Fergison were the first to enter, and were set a 'secret mission' by Big Brother straight away
Soap stars Julie Goodyear and Cheryl Fergison were the first contestants to enter 'Celebrity Big Brother' – and were immediately given a secret mission.
Coronation Street's Julie – who donned a sequinned cape, a black slogan tee, leopard-print horns and tight pink leopard-print leggings – said before she went in: “I'm looking forward to it, I really am. Bring it on!”
When she entered the house, Julie explained: “Wow, this is cool! Incredible.”
Show off: American reality TV star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino from Jersey Shore entered the house, much to host Brian Dowling's delight
Battle of the beauties: Glamour model Rhian Sugden, known for 'sexting' Vernon Kay, will share the house with controversial journalist Samantha Brick, and both were booed on entering tonight
She was quickly followed into the house by former EastEnders star Cheryl – who played Heather Trott – who vowed not to stand for any nonsense from her fellow contestants.
She told host Brian Dowling: 'I've got a few things up my sleeve. I've got a few choice words if they do f**k me off a bit.'
Oh the drama! Soap stars Julie Goodyear and Cheryl Fergison caused hilarity as they successfully followed Big Brother's instructions to cause fights in the first 90 minutes
Arguing already: Cheryl had to pretend that Julie had cheated on her ex behind her back in the outside world, causing her to cry and argue in front of the housemates
As the pair took in their surroundings, they were summoned to the Diary Room and told Big Brother wanted them to be 'formidable drama queens' and turn the show into a “soap opera” for the next 90 minutes.
They were then given earpieces and told they would be given instructions as the show played out and the house would be 'rewarded' if they successfully carried out the task.
Set to cause a stir So Solid Crew star MC Harvey heads up the male contestants, and is known for cheating behind then wife Alesha Dixon's back with fellow singer Javine Hylton
Set to cause trouble: Simon Cowell's ex Jasmine Lennard admits she'll be nasty and speak her mind during her time on the show
In it to win it: Spandau Ballet and EastEnders star Martin Kemp joined Olympian Judo competitor Ashley McKenzie in the line-up
Jersey Shore star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino was third to enter the house and Cheryl was quickly given her first task – told to take the new addition to one side and reveal she hated Julie because he had an affair with her ex-boyfriend, much to the bemusement of the US star.
Julian Clary – who poked fun at Brian by calling him 'Davina', referring to former host Davina McCall – soon followed them down the stairs, with glamour model Rhian Sugden following entering to the sound of boos shortly afterwards.
Julie's first mission involved telling Rhian she reminded her of her 'favourite barmaid' and warning her to be careful of the men in the house.
MC Harvey 'lied' about his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.
In the mood for dancing: Coleen Nolan made quite the entrance as she showed off her excitement, although admitted she felt sick with nerves
Unlikely candidates: Relatively unknown model Danica Thrall and US The Bachelor star Prince Lorenso Borghese are set to add to the mix over the next few weeks
The drama begins: Dowling introduced all of the housemates and giggles at Julie and Cheryl were told their first secret task to cause 90 minutes of drama
The former So Solid Crew star – who was the sixth person to enter the iconic house tonight – insisted he hadn't taken advice from former bandmate Romeo, who appeared on the show earlier this year because he had only told his mother he was taking part.
He said: “Romeo doesn't even know I'm doing it, I lied. Only my mother knew.'
Seventh in the house was controversial journalist Samantha Brick – who caused a stir when she claimed she was hated for being beautiful in a famous Daily Mail article printed in April – who was booed by the crowd as soon as she stepped out of the door.
Full line-up: The cast of 2012, as seen entering the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight
Asked if she thought she would be the best-looking housemate, she laughed and said: 'No, not at all. Every woman is beautiful.'
The Bachelor star Prince Lorenzo Borghese – a member of the Italian noble family the House of Borghese – was then introduced, and before an eighth person could enter, Cheryl Fergison was given another aspect of her secret mission.
Lavish new set: Each star had their turn in front of the crowd and cameras before disappearing inside
Comedic touch: Julian Clary looks set to cheer up housemates and already caused some cheeky laughter after jokingly calling host Brian Dowling 'Davina'
The former EastEnders star – who along with Julie Goodyear had been ordered to create a 'soap opera' by following instructions in a hidden ear piece – went to the garden with Harvey in order to tell him Julie had previously had an affair with her ex-boyfriend, something she had earlier been ordered to confide to Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino.
She broke down in tears as the musician did his best to console and advise her.
Coleen Nolan, Martin Kemp, Jasmine Lennard, Ashley McKenzie and Danica Thrall complete this year's CBB line-up.
The quintet were the final housemates to enter the iconic show, joining Julie Goodyear, Cheryl Fergison, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Julian Clary, Rhian Sugden, MC Harvey, Samantha Brick and Prince Lorenzo Borghese.
Walking in : Jasmine Lennard looks like she'll clash with glamour model Rhian after suggesting she knows some of her secrets and could reveal them on the inside
Former Loose Women host Coleen was particularly delighted to be on the show.
She enthused: 'I'm such a fan of the show, it's like being at Disney – I might meet Mickey Mouse!'
Meanwhile, Martin admitted he was determined to win.
The Spandau Ballet star said: 'If you're going to go in there, you have to go in to win. I've got a plan but I'm going to give it my best shot.'
As he entered the house, Olympic Judo athlete Ashley joked: 'I bet you're wondering who I am.'
When he explained he had been a member of Team GB, his fellow contestants seemed delighted to see him and congratulated him on the success of the recent London Games.
Make Me A Supermodel beauty Jasmine – best known for her alleged affair with Simon Cowell – admitted she can be a 'bitch' and was booed when she was unveiled to the crowd.
Famous for: Playing George Michael fan Heather, aka 'Ev', in EastEnders until she was killed off earlier this year
Marital status: Married to Yassine Al-Jermoni. Has a son from her first marriage.
Most Likely To: Sing George Michael songs and 'be quite annoying'
Famous for: Being a Loose Woman, one of the Nolan Sisters
Marital status: Married to second husband Ray Fensome. Mother of three children, including two with ex-husband Shane Ritchie
Most Likely To: Be in the mood for dancing, give away private information about her sex life
Famous for: Being part of rap group So Solid Crew. He also hit newspapers when he married Mis-teeq's Alesha Dixon – only to cheat on her with singer Javine Hylton.
Marital status: He divorced Alesha Dixon in 2006 after his affair came to light. He went on to have a daughter, Angel, with Javine but the pair have since split up
Most Likely To: Break into rap
Famous for: Competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games as he's an Olympic Judo athlete
Marital status: Single, and looks ready for love in the house!
Most likely to: Strike up a bromance with MC Harvey
Famous for: Playing iconic Coronation Street character Bet Lynch, is hailed as soap royalty and has even picked up an M.B.E. from the Queen
Marital Status: Married long-term boyfriend and ex-stalker Scott Brand at the age of 65 in 2007
Most likely to: Smoke like a chimney – and complain about anyone being 'drunk or aggressive'
Famous for: Originally being the bassist for Spandau Ballet. He then found fame as an actor in soap EastEnders, playing Steve Owen
Marital Status: Married pop singer Shirlie Holliman of Pepsi & Shirlie fame in 1988
Most likely to: 'Have a game plan' and pull out all the stops to win. But don't ask him to sing!
Famous for: Making people laugh with his comedy sketches and TV shows. And for being a 'renowned homosexual'
Marital Status: Single – he is currently touring the UK searching for love on the Position Vacant – Apply Within trek
Most likely to: Make the house laugh with inappropriate jokes
Famous for: Appearing on Make Me A Supermodel in 2005. But more recently she's been known for her flings with the likes of Simon Cowell and Cristiano Ronaldo
Marital Status: She is bisexual and has a son with American musician Seth 'Shifty' Binzer
Most Likely to: Tell Samantha Brick she's not as beautiful as her – and tell tales on Rhian's past
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino
Famous for: Like an American TOWIE star he rose to fame on US reality show Jersey Shore. Is often seen parading his body and abs around for all to see
Marital Status: Single
Most Likely To: Eye up all of the ladies in the house and flash his abs
Famous for: Glamour modelling in the likes of FHM, Loaded and Nuts and winning Miss Derby in 2006. She also appeared on Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys
Marital Status: Single
Most Likely to: Be the dark horse
Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Famous for: He is a member of the Italian noble family, is a cosmetics entrepreneur. But he's best known on US TV for appearing on 2006's The Bachelor where he tried to find love
Marital Status: Despite appearing on TV searching for a wife he remains single
Most Likely To: Try and marry the best candidate in the house
Famous for: Controversially writing about her own beauty, particularly her Daily Mail article from April titled: 'There are downsides to looking this pretty.'
Marital status: Married to French husband artisan carpenter Pascal. Has a teenage stepson, Antonio.
Most Likely To: Proclaim to be the most beautiful in the house and look in the mirror a lot
Famous for: Posing for Page 3 glamour shots in the likes of Zoo and Nuts – and for 'sexting' married TV presenter Vernon Kay
Marital status: Single
Most Likely To: Flirt inappropriately with the married men of the house and walk around in just her bra