Katie Price's boyfriend Alex Reid has denied fighting with her ex Dane Bowers as both men entered the Big Brother house.
It was reported that the pair came to blows at the glamour model's New Year's Eve party.
Bowers, a former member of boyband Another Level, had a cut to his face as he arrived at the Big Brother house but both men denied they had argued.
The show's host Davina McCall asked Reid if he had fought with Bowers.
"Categorically no," he replied. "I wasn't even aware there was a fight until afterwards."
His answer left viewers wondering if someone else had fought with Bowers, especially when the singer arrived with a cut above his right eye.
The crowd chanted "fight, fight, fight" when Bowers arrived.
Asked about the reported brawl with Reid, he told McCall: "I'm sorry to disappoint you but we actually get on okay. We get on well.
"What you read isn't true, I'm afraid, as interesting as it sounds."
Once inside Bowers was asked about the cut and told housemates that he had got it a couple of days ago but did not explain how.