Meet the new Celebrity Big Brother contestants 2013
CBB housemates: Lacey Banghard
From soap actors to reality stars, Celebrity Big Brother 2013 is back and it’s bringing together celebs from both sides of the Atlantic for a scandalous eleventh series.
Launching 3 January 2013, the series sees Lacey Banghard – who won The Sun's Page 3 Idol in 2011 after being spotted in Ayia Napa – enter the house.
She's since modelled for magazines including Nuts, Front and Loaded and has appeared in campaigns for Lynx.
Battling it out against Lacey is top supermodel Paula Hamilton. She dated Simon Cowell for seven years.
Coming into the spotlight in the 1990s as a member of Steps, Claire Richards is another contestant to appear on Celebrity Big Brother. Claire’s taken part in shows such as Popstar To Operastar and Celebrity Masterchef.
This series also sees Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock – who was a professional footballer before becoming an actor and TV personality – fighting for the people’s votes against Frankie Dettori. Frankie’s one of the most successful jockeys of his generation.
Tricia Penrose – most remembered for her role as Gina Ward in drama Heartbeat – will be taking tips for Celebrity Big Brother from last year’s winner Denise Welch.
Rylan Clark will be participating. He made it to the quarter-final of The X Factor 2012 and also appeared on modelling TV series Signed By Katie Price.
Other reality stars in the competition include Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag – also known as Speidi. They shot to fame in MTV programme The Hills and Heidi famously underwent 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day, including buttock implants.
EastEnders’ Gillian Taylforth played Ian Beale's mum Kathy on the soap for 15 years. She’s a huge fan of the show and was inspired to enter the house after watching Julie Goodyear on screen last year.
Ryan Moloney – who portrays Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi in Neighbours – and Coronation Street’s Sam Robertson – best known for his time playing Adam Barlow – are other hopefuls who’ll be entering the house.
Updated: 2014-09-02 14:32:02