The Celebrity Big Brother housemates took part in a task on Saturday in which they highlighted links they had to each other – and revealed their past indescretions.

The task, which was designed for the group to get to know each other better, saw them joining together in a celebrity ‘circuit’ – headed by Andrew Stone at one end and Romeo at the other – with Denise Welch comparing the confessions to “being in the Priory”.

Rugby star Gareth Thomas was among those who owned up to incidents from their past, saying he had been married to the “most amazing girl” before he revealed he was gay, and saying he was not proud of some of the things he had done.

Natasha Giggs had previously told Michael Madsen – who earlier admitted he had no idea who any of the housemates were – that she had “had a really long affair with a footballer who then happened to be my brother-in-law”.

And TOWIE star Kirk Norcross admitted he had slept with a reality star and that he becomes “attached too easily” to people, adding he had felt close to model Georgia Salpa before they had even met.

Meanwhile Frankie Cocozza had a surprising admission about being given the boot from The X Factor.

The teenager admitted that he “cried for two days” after he was dropped from the show, following claims that he had boasted about taking drugs.