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BB housemates take up residence

Big Brother viewers will expect fireworks after the first load of reality show contestants, including a devout Catholic and the woman behind a kiss and tell scandal, entered the house.

The 10 housemates, who will be joined by another six tomorrow, also include a Playboy model, a journalist and a singer who performed with Kylie Minogue.

Liverpudlian Mark Byron received a reward of £5,000 within an hour of being in the house after Wolverhampton singer Pauline Bennett was voted to be the "power housemate" and given a "power trip" to choose housemates to punish and reward.

Bennett, who performed on Kylie Minogue's single Shocked under her stage name Jazzy P, chose to reward Bryon and punish Hertfordshire man Matthew Davies.

His punishment was to be completely excluded from the first night of the show, trapped in a glass box until further notice.

Among the housemates is Helen Wood, who hit the headlines following allegations she had sex with England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney while his wife was pregnant.

The 27-year-old from Bolton describes herself as "the class clown" and says she has been celibate for almost a year.

She said: "Let's just say, I've learned a lot about myself from celibacy."

She is joined by Northern Irish journalist Christopher Hall, Essex boy Winston Showan and headhunter Tamara Stewart-Wood, from London.

Also in the house is Glaswegian Danielle McMahon who says her career as an underwear model does not clash with her devout Catholicism.

The 25-year-old said she might clash with "liberal girls" who tell vulgar stories and described herself as having " class, flair and charisma".

Other housemates include Californian Kimberly Kisselovich, a Playboy Bunny who also works as a lawyer, and Steven Goode from Hertfordshire.

The Channel 5 show, hosted by Emma Willis, also features former Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan, who is presenting the spin-off show Bit On The Side.

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