Two Big Brother housemates have been sent to ‘prison’ as a punishment for breaking the rules.

Several of the group were overheard talking about their auditions for the show, something which is forbidden.

They were told to decide which two should take the rap and Jennifer Clark and Dennis McHugh were locked up.

Big Brother initially asked all the housemates who had spoken about auditions to stand up. Dennis, Jennifer, Kathreya Kasisopa, Rebecca Shiner, Rex Newmark, Sylvia Barrie and new housemate Stuart Pilkington all got to their feet.

“Two of you will go to jail until further notice,” Big Brother told them. “You have one minute to decide which two of you will be punished and go to jail. Your time starts now.”

Jennifer quickly admitted that she and Dennis were the worst offenders.

Stuart offered to take the punishment but Big Brother then ordered: “Dennis and Jennifer, you must go to jail immediately!”

The inmates decided that gossiping about housemate Mikey Hughes was the best way to pass the time while they are locked up.

“I find Mikey unbearable,” Jennifer confessed. “I can’t stand him. I find everything that comes out of his mouth just repulsive.”

Dennis, who initially said he could put up with Mikey during the week ahead, then replied: “I cannot bear to hear him any more. Can you imagine watching that all summer? You’d be traumatised! I don’t even want him in here.”