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Big Brother bosses are reportedly set to place a five minute time delay on the show’s live feeds following the entrance of former policeman Dan Neal into the house.

Dan, 33 – who was involved in the Operation Yewtree investigation before leaving the force – made his debut in the house on Friday night.

News of his arrival was met with concern by Scotland Yard, who contacted Channel 5 to warn them of the risks of having him as a contestant.

However Channel 5 have now agreed to the time shift to prevent anything being said on camera which might jeopardise the ongoing case.

“Channel 5 takes its obligations as a broadcaster seriously and extensive pro­­­­cedures are in place,” a spokesperson told the Mirror.

The station added that it would not broadcast anything which would breach confidentiality, constitute libel or invade privacy – or which might be construed as contempt of court.

Dan was one of six people to enter the house on Friday night in the second part of the latest series’ two-night launch.

Others who joined the Big Brother house on Friday included glamour model Hazel O’Sullivan, ‘spoiled rich girl’ Gina Rio, boxer Daley Ojuderie and mother and daughter duo Jackie and Charlie Travers.

Partially deaf housemate Sam Evans – who joined the house on Thursday night – has already been installed as the favourite to win the series.