First Celebrity Big Brother stars up for eviction
Monday 07 January 2013
Model Paula Hamilton and US reality stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have joined jockey Frankie Dettori as the first housemates up for eviction from Celebrity Big Brother.
Hamilton, 51, will face the public vote alongside The Hills stars Heidi and Spencer, who entered the Channel 5 show as one contestant, after receiving the most nominations from their fellow celebrities.
Champion jockey Dettori was already up for eviction after four contestants living in the basement were told they had the chance to move to the luxury living quarters upstairs.
In order to do so they had to nominate one of the group to face the public vote.
Nominations were be screened on last night's episode ahead of the first live eviction show on Wednesday.
Dettori was chosen to face the public vote after his fellow basement dwellers, X Factor singer Rylan Clark, footballer Neil "Razor" Ruddock and actor Sam Robertson, decided he was popular with viewers and therefore more likely to survive the public vote.
As a result of their decision the quartet were freed from living in squalid conditions to join their fellow contestants in the main house.
Hamilton was allowed to leave the basement earlier this week after falling ill.
Asked how he felt about being up for eviction, Dettori said: "A little bit scared, but hopefully the British audience will vote for me to stay in."
Clark has been installed as favourite to win the show by bookmaker William Hill, with Dettori next.
The contestants have spent their first few days holed up in the custom-built property in full glare of TV cameras, with a winner emerging later this month if they can prove popular enough with viewers and their own housemates.
It is the fourth series of Celebrity Big Brother screened by Channel 5 in the space of 18 months after it resurrected the show which was dumped by Channel 4.
Ratings have fallen since it left its original home with the most recent series drawing an average of 2.3 million viewers, the lowest audience yet.
It was almost three million down on the 5.2 million average for the first series in March 2001.
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 2 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields
- 4 Amy Winehouse unpublished 2004 interview: ‘Ten years from now I’ll be 30, so I’ll maybe have one baby’
- 5 Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?
Hercules, review: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson takes centre stage in preposterous film
Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia