Celebrity Big Brother Housemates Revealed
Half of new arrivals are sent straight to grotty 'basement'...
The housemates for this year's first series of Rylan Clark and jockey Heidi Montagand Spencer PrattfromThe Hills, Steps, EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth, ex-footballer Neil Ruddock, topless model Lacey Banghard, actors Sam Robertson and Tricia Penrose and model Paula Hamilton.
Former Spurs star "Razor" Ruddock is believed to have been a last-minute substitute for comedian Jim Davidson, who apparently pulled out of the show after being arrested by Operation Yew Tree police.
As the housemates were marshalled in pairs on the runway outside the house by host Brian Dowling, Rylan and Frankie had to choose which one to send to the basement and which would go into the house.
They consigned Paula, Ryan, Sam, Razor and Speidi to the basement, choosing to enter the house themselves in favour of Speidi.