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Big Brother line-up from David Bowie's ex to Nancy Dell'Olio, Gemma Collins and Danniella Westbrook

By Kerri-Anne Roper

David Bowie's ex-wife Angie has joined former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Nancy Dell'Olio The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins and ex-EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook in the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house as the reality TV started last night.

Other celebrities entering the house include West End star Darren Day, X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney and Liza Minnelli's ex-husband David Gest.

The latest series kicked off with a cruel twist for the contestants.

The first guest in was Collins, who joined Master of Ceremonies Emma Willis at the live launch.

But Collins quickly discovered everything from the beds to the kitchen to the pool had been locked away in crates.

The 34-year-old might be in for a shock, as Willis revealed the contestants will have to work to get their home comforts.

Collins had already declared herself "not a task type of girl - they'll bore the s*** out of me".

She was swiftly joined in the house by John Partridge, who played Christian Clarke in EastEnders.

The pair immediately looked for a drink, but were thwarted by the boxed-up luxuries.

Actress Westbrook looked stylish in a tight black suit as she became the third celebrity to enter the house - but her high heels came off before she even went down the house staircase.

"I'm so scared," she said, as she clutched Willis' hand.

Asked what the hardest thing in the house would be, she said: "Someone that sold a story on me that's meant to be my mate."

It was a thinly veiled reference to future housemate Christopher Maloney, famous for being an X Factor finalist, and a former friend of the actress.

In total, 16 personalities will enter the house, which has a vaudeville theatre theme this year.

This year's contestants include:

  • US model and actress Angie Bowie, who was married to the Ziggy Stardust singer until 1980;
  •  Nancy Dell'Olio (54), who found fame as former England football boss Sven-Goran Eriksson's girlfriend;
  •  Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff, who is dating rugby player Ben Cohen.

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