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"Hell is other people," said Sartre, but this season of Celebrity Big Brother has tended to prove rather the opposite. Despite the fiery satanic imagery that framed the show, you couldn't really hope to meet a nicer bunch of people.

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Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova has been labelled an "idiot" by her housemates.

Basshunter 'too clingy' says Big Brother housemate Katia

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova has said she dumped DJ Basshunter because he was "too clingy".

'Just flirting' Katia spends night with Big Brother housemate

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Celebrity Big Brother housemate Katia Ivanova speaks of Ronnie Wood romance

Katia Ivanova has revealed how she was "madly in love" with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

6.2m watch Celebrity Big Brother launch show

Around 6.2 million viewers tuned in to watch contestants enter the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house last night, making it the biggest show of the day across the terrestrial channels, Channel 4 said.

Celebrity Big Brother: A house where nobody knows your name

The underlying theme for what Channel Four promise us will be their final Celebrity Big Brother had been supplied by Jean Paul Sartre – that famous suggestion from Huis Clos that "Hell is other people". Regular viewers of CBB's opening episodes will know that Sartre got it slightly wrong: for those desperate enough to enter this mausoleum of fame: "Hell is other people not having a clue who you are".

Vinnie Jones 'offered Big Brother cash deal'

Vinnie Jones is said to have been offered one million dollars to join his former football rival Paul Gascoigne in the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house.

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