CBB: Claire In Tears Over 'Heartless' Speidi
Steps star loses letter from home as Speidi refuse to complete task...
Each of the contestants was given a task to complete in order to win a letter from home for a fellow celeb - but Speidi flatly refused to spend a few hours apart, leaving Claire Richards without news of her children.
Tricia Penrose had been asked to prioritise which housemate should receive their letter first, and put Claire in the top spot.
Unfortunately, that meant that the Steps star's treat would be the first destroyed if any housemate failed the task.
And while most of the housemates happily took on the challenge - including Rylan, who was forced to shave off at least 50 per cent of his facial hair - Spencer and Heidi refused to part company.
As it was announced that Claire would be the only one not to receive their letter, Speidi clapped, leaving the singer in tears. A furious Rylan yelled at The Hills couple: "Clapping in the face of a crying woman? F***ing disgraceful. That's heartless, she's got kids."
As a gesture of solidarity, Claire's fellow housemates refused to have their own letters read out - except, that is, for Spencer and Heidi who retired to the bedroom to read their own.
In other CBB news, it's rumoured that Paula Hamilton will make a surprise return to the house.
According to Digital Spy, the former model was the first to be voted out of the show, but is due to return for a fashion-related task.
Though a Big Brother source confirmed that the 51-year-old will be largely confined to the task room, she may "get a chance to mingle" with the contestants.
And following yesterday's news that Rylan has been secretly escaping the CBB compound to rehearse for The X Factor live tour, TV bosses have confirmed that the trips were agreed as part of his contract.
A Channel Five statement read: "It was agreed before Rylan entered the Big Brother house that he would be allowed to rehearse for his tour twice on-site with a choreographer.
"This was agreed on the strict understanding that he was not allowed to discuss events in the Big Brother house with anyone during such rehearsal periods.
"Rylan was escorted by a Big Brother producer at all times during rehearsal to ensure full compliance."