Fourteen brand new housemates have entered the 2011 Big Brother house as the main series – following on from this year’s Celebrity edition – got underway on Friday night.
Among those taking part in the 2011 show – which is making its debut on Channel 5 – are a holistic healer, a female wrestler, a personal trainer, a record producer and a former winner of the Miss Manchester title.
First to enter the house was 28-year-old Mark Henderson, a sales assistant from Berkshire, who was followed by 19-year-old Maisy James, a shop worker and aspiring TV presenter from Kent.
They were followed by two of the older housemates – 30-year-old Aaron Allard-Morgan and model and holistic healer Heaven Africa, also aged 30.
Tom O’Connell, a 20-year-old former psychology student from Solihull was next, followed by Tashie Jackson, a 21-year-old multi-lingual belly dancer from Oxford.
And next in were 18-year-old student Aden Theobald – who claims to have an IQ of over 160 – McDonalds worker Alex Rose, 18, from Newcastle, and 22-year-old entrepreneur Harry Blake, who said he was hoping to bring ‘a touch of class’ to Big Brother.
Club hostess Rebeckah Vaughn, 28, from Liverpool, followed them, as did 20-year-old Faye Palmer – a wrestler who competes under the professional name Darcy Steele – and 23-year-old record producer Anton Murphy from South London.
Personal trainer Jay McKray, from Newcastle, and 25-year-old Louise Cliffe – a former winner of the Miss Manchester title – completed the line-up.
There was also a surprise for the housemates once they had settled into their new surroundings – as celebrity guest Pamela Anderson joined them in the living area.
The new arrivals shrieked as they greeted the Baywatch star – who had been watching them enter the house from a secret room – with a thrilled Mark telling her, “You’re really fit in real life as well!”
The first eviction of the series will take place next Friday night.