Celebrity Big Brother – It’s here!

The most talked about TV show of the last few months FINALLY hit our screens last night, and what a launch show it was! Channel 5 pulled out all the stops to ensure that the relaunch of Big Brother was bigger and better than ever before. AND after weeks of speculation we found out just […]

The most talked about TV show of the last few months FINALLY hit our screens last night, and what a launch show it was!

Channel 5 pulled out all the stops to ensure that the relaunch of Big Brother was bigger and better than ever before. AND after weeks of speculation we found out just who was heading in to the house – at last!

As expected Tabloid Queen Kerry Katona, Essex babe Amy Childs and teen popstars Jedward were all revealed as housemates – but there were a few surprises in the line-up too! Read on for the full list, and all the gossip from the first show.

Kerry Katona

Tabloid queen Kerry was first in to the house, with a hairstyle that can only be described as ‘the Jedward’. She was clearly a bag of nerves, and cracked open the champers as soon as she got in to the house, proceeding to breathe far to heavily in to her microphone. She’s also been set the first challenge by Big Brother – read on to find out more!

Tara Reid

Was it just us, or did American Pie’s Tara, who got married just TWO days ago (she’s obviously not that bothered about having a honeymoon!) seem just a little bit on the strange side? She tottered up to host Brian Dowling with a look of complete confusion on her face, stumbled in to the house and started calling Kerry Katona, “Kerrah” – telly at its best, and this is just the launch show!

The bizarre sight of Kerry Katona sharing a glass of champagne with an American movie star was interrupted by the rest of the housemates – here’s a quick run down of just who you’ll be watching for the next three weeks!

Paddy Doherty

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s Paddy seemed rather sweet considering he’s a bare knuckle fighter – but his accent is impossible to understand. The confused looks and blank stares as he introduced himself to his fellow housemates were priceless.

Amy Childs

No surprises here – the TOWIE star has been a rumoured Housemate for weeks. A very glamourous and pouty looking Amy strutted in to the house like a pro and greeted “Kerrah” like an old friend – they partied in Marbella this summer so BB will be a nice little reunion for the pair! We’re praying she asks Tara if she wants a Vajazzle!

Mr Paparrazi, Darren Lyons

Wacky Darren – a showbiz pap- arrived in a whirl of gold suit, pink Mohican and his pet parrot’s feathers hanging from his hair. An understated entrance then. Will the stars suck up to him in the hope the next pap shots of their misbehaviour may not be published? Time will tell!

Lucien Laviscount

Finally we were treated to a bit of eye candy in the form of actor Lucien, who you might recognize from Coronation Street. The cheeky chappy seemed to catch the eye of Amy straight away, as her eyelash fluttering and pouting went in to overdrive! Let’s hope this is the first signs of a romance brewing!

Sally Bercow

Sally is the wife of the Speaker in the House of Commons, and admitted that he wasn’t pleased she was taking part in the show. We think she seems feisty, and could make a very interesting housemate!

Pamela Bach Hasslehoff

Pamela, ex-wife of the infamous “Hoff” and Baywatch star was next into the house, after an entrance that can only be described as crazy. Host Brian Dowling – who we thought did a brilliant job, by the way – looked terrified as she hugged him, called him ‘buttercup’ and told him he looked like her dog! We think Pam is going to be pretty entertaining viewing.

Bobby Sabel

Hooray for model Bobby Sabel, who had all the females smiling the minute he walked down the stairs… unfortunately for them he admitted that he’s ‘rubbish with girls’!

Jedward

Last, but definitely not least, pop due Jedward came hurtling out on to the stage, cartwheeling hi-fiving and generally acting like two small children on Christmas morning – after eating a truckload of sugar. We’re not sure, but we think we may have heard Kerry mutter ‘oh no’ as they bounded into the house, while poor Tara seemed completely bewildered by the mad pair!

SO, that’s your lot – and here at Gala we think it’s a pretty amazing line-up! We’ll definitely be tuning in tonight to watch Kerry – who was set the first task by Big Brother. She has to throw a full-on diva strop and make sure the housemates vote her ‘biggest diva’ in a days time – bring it on!

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Big Brother: Our Top Ten Housemates of all time!

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – The new series of Big Brother launches TONIGHT at 9pm on Channel 5! *scream*. But even a few hours is a little too long to wait for us here at Gala, so to wet your appetites for tonight’s big show we’ve prepared a little […]

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – The new series of Big Brother launches TONIGHT at 9pm on Channel 5! *scream*.

But even a few hours is a little too long to wait for us here at Gala, so to wet your appetites for tonight’s big show we’ve prepared a little BB themed treat for you all.

Yes, we’ve decided to choose our 10 best Big Brother housemates of all time – the ones who entertained us for weeks on end, had us chuckling into our cuppas and screaming with laughter at the telly. Have a little look and tell us what you think – who was your favourite?

Craig Phillips

A list of favourite BB contestants just wouldn’t be complete without this cheeky chappy. The Liverpudlian builder originally kept a low profile, but gained huge popularity when he confronted ‘Nasty’ Nick Bateman who had been influencing votes. AND Craig is still on TV today – a whole 11 years later – He must be doing something right!

Brian Dowling

We know how much everyone loves Brian – the Irish scamp won not only his own series, but was also crowned Ultimate Big Brother champion! He won hearts with his sharp wit and caring nature… and is now the host of Channel 5’s relaunched show! Do you think he can fill Davina’s shoes?

Helen Adams

Helen, a hairdresser from Wales is probably best remembered for her now infamous quote: “I love blinking I do”. The ditzy blonde was also the first housemate to find love on the show, and the country watched with fascination as romance blossomed with fellow housemate Paul Clarke . And this was one relationship that didn’t turn off with the cameras – the couple stayed together for five years!

Jade Goody

So much has happened since Jade appeared on Big Brother – including her tragic death – that it’s hard to remember just how entertaining she was, with classic quotes including: ‘Is East Anglia abroad?’. One thing’s for certain – she won the nation over completely.

Nadia Almada

Transsexual Nadia broke was a first in Big Brother history, and quickly became a favourite with viewers. Her skill for gossip, infectious laugh and fiery tantrums made brilliant viewing – an unforgettable housemate!

Nikki Grahame

‘Who IS she? WHO IS SHE??’ – thanks to this little speech we all remember pint-sized Nikki Grahame , the tantrum throwing Big Brother favourite! Her diary room scenes were legendary, and she was so popular with the public that they voted to send her BACK into the house after she’d already been evicted!

Pete Bennett

Tourette sufferer Pete was an unlikely choice to win the entire series in the first few weeks. Yet after tons of both hilarious and touching moments he went on to take the crown. After leaving the house, wacky Pete and neurotic Nikki attempted to win the award for ‘strangest couple of all time’ but sadly broke up a very short time later (no surprises there).

Brian Belo

Essex lad Brian is possibly the nicest bloke Big Brother has ever seen. His unrequited love of twin Amanda Marchant warmed the hearts of the nation, as did his funny and optimistic nature. WE LOVE BRIAN!

Nick Bateman

The man we all love to hate, ‘Nasty’ Nick’s attempt to influence votes in the first ever series of Big Brother has made TV history. Nick also appeared on the ‘Ultimate’ version of the show, and managed NOT to get kicked out for cheating!

Josie Gibson

Bristol born Josie was just as popular with those inside the house as the public watching outside! Throughout her stay in the famous house she never once faced the public vote. She also won the show with the biggest margin in BB history, scoring a massive 77.7% of the final vote.