Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Corrie's Battersbys in CBB reunion

Vicky Entwistle and Bruce Jones entering the Celebrity Big Brother House

Former Coronation Street stars Bruce Jones and Vicky Entwistle have been reunited in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The series has returned to Channel 5 with Bruce and Vicky, who played warring couple Janice and Les Battersby in the ITV soap, among the housemates.

Louie Spence, football manager Ron Atkinson and model Sophie Anderton are among the other famous faces competing in the celebrity version of the show.

Viewers may be hoping for fireworks after Sophie became known for her tantrums on the Love Island series on ITV and famously clashed with singer Natalie Appleton when they both appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Ron - sacked from his role as an ITV pundit in 2004 after making a racist remark - will be the oldest contestant in this year's competition at the age of 74.

The names had been kept secret but speculation that teen bride and singer Courtney Stodden would appear proved to be correct.

The 18-year-old model, who rose to fame when she married 53-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson when she was just 16, is rumoured to have been drafted in to replace Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kirstina Brown, who is reported to have pulled out of the competition.

Others who entered the house include Richard Breen, best known as Abz Love from 90s boyband Five; Geordie Shore personality Charlotte Crosby; Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in television show Saved By the Bell and Lauren Harries, who became famous as a child prodigy before undergoing a sex change.

Celebrity botox doctor Danielle Marr; Mario Falcone from The Only Way Is Essex and Loose Women panellist Carol McGiffin are also taking part.

Bookmaker William Hill has made Charlotte favourite to win at 3/1 and is offering odds of 4/1 on Louie.

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