Former Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear has already poured her first pint in the Big Brother house, all over Cheryl Fergison!
Julie, better known as fearsome Rovers Return landlady Bet Lynch, teamed up with ex EastEnders star Cheryl on a secret task set by Big Brother.
The pair had to act out a soap-style row with Cheryl, who played Heather Trott in EastEnders, persuading housemates that Julie had an affair with her husband.
They were then to have a blazing row about the fictional affair, ending with Julie throwing her drink over Cheryl and winning a soap-themed party by successfully deceiving their housemates.
They are joined in the house by Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, comedian Julian Clary, former Loose Woman and chart star Coleen Nolan, an Olympic judo competitor, a Page Three model and stars of US reality shows.
Channel 5 has increasingly milked the format since it bought the rights to Big Brother and this is the third celebrity version in the space of a year.
Also taking part are Team GB judo competitor Ashley McKenzie, Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino from US TV show Jersey Shore and former So Solid Crew rapper MC Harvey, formerly married to Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.
Glamour model Rhian Sugden, who hit the headlines after exchanging racy text messages with TV host Vernon Kay, is also taking part, along with lads’ mag model Danica Thrall and Jasmine Lennard, a finalist in TV’s Make Me A Supermodel and who claims to have had a fling with Simon Cowell.
Milan-born Prince Lorenzo Borghese, who starred in US series The Bachelor, is also among housemates for the show which runs for around three weeks.