Pop Idol Contestant Goes Into Big Brother House
Zoe Birkett is among trio of new housemates...
We are still in the midst of the main series on Channel 5 and a former Pop Idol contestant has just gone in.
Zoe Birkett was the fourth-place finisher behind Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh in the 2001 series - and has since forged a successful career in musical theatre.
Fans were surprised to see the 29-year-old singer go into the house last night along with two other newbies - because she's arguably more "famous" than many of the CBB contestants of recent years.
The other new arrivals are 31-year-old stripper Biannca Lake, from Essex, who cites Katie Price as her idol, and 22-year-old property manager Pavandeep Paul - also from Essex.