Celebrity Big Brother Launch Night: Exclusive Report And Photos

This season of Celebrity Big Brother looks set to be the best yet! As Very are sponsoring the Channel Five show this year, I had access to the set on the launch night to report on all the celebrity action. Some contestants, like X Factor contestant Rylan Clark and jockey Frankie Dettori (above), made it through to the real house while other celebrities were relegated to the basement.

Here’s a round-up of the best moments from last night’s show and a reminder of who is in the main house and who is in the basement with pics of the celebs entering the buildings:

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt 

The Hills reality TV stars got relegated to the basement instead of the main house and tried to put brave smiles on it. However, Spencer was really not happy. And this means he could make life a misery for the other contestants too.

Gillian Taylforth

The former Eastenders actress – who is 57! – looked like an elegant movie star in a long red maxi dress. It’s a complete transformation on her Cathy Beale character in Eastenders. Wow! The crowd were amazed and she got lots of cheers. We’ll see if she can mantain her popularity as the show goes on…

Lacey Banghard and Sam Robertson

Lacey lived up to the first part of her name and wore a see through lace dress. When she emerged the crowd were stunned into silence. Firstly, not many people knew who she was (she’s a page three model) and secondly, nobody could work out if that was her real name. But yes, it is Bang Hard. She came out with Coronation St star Sam Robertson and she went to the house while he went to the basement. It’s a shame as he could get cold in that kilt!

Claire Richards

Claire added some glamour to the house in a black sequin dress. Rylan was clearly starstruck by her, which means there could be a naughty double act inside the house. I can imagine Claire and Rylan being quite mischievous together, can’t you? Bring it on!

BASEMENT HOUSEMATES:  Paula Hamilton, Ryan Moloney, Sam Robertson, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

PROPER HOUSEMATES: Rylan Clark, Frankie Dettori, Lacey Banghard, Tricia Penrose, Gillian Taylforth, Claire Richards

Who do you think will provide the most drama? I can’t wait to find out. We’re in for an excting few weeks and I’ll bring you as much gossip as I can!

Love Zoex

PS I couldn’t resist posing for a photo in a previous season’s diary room chair…

4th January 2013
Written by Zoe Griffin