Frankie Dettori and Rylan Clark were thrown in at the deep end during tonight’s Celebrity Big Brother 2013 launch, facing the task of choosing which housemates moved in to the basement.
As part of the twist, only half of the line-up got to move in to the main house – with the rest shacking up in the cramped secret room, with no hot water, no shower, and no suitcases.
The unlucky inhabitants will not be provided with any food, instead having to scavenge their rations from the main house’s leftovers, and must craft beds out of the debris strewn around.
In a twist to the usual format, the celebrities were revealed in pairs, with Frankie and Rylan getting to watch their introductory VTs. Big Brother then asked them a ‘cold-hearted question’ to determine which person moved in to which dwelling.
First, Frankie and Rylan had to choose the most irritating between ‘bubbly larger-than-life’ characters Paula Hamilton. They opted to hand Paula the short straw.
Big Brother then asked which of ‘legendary soap actors’ Gillian Taylforth and Ryan Moloney would be the most fake. Ignoring the criteria, they chose to send Ryan downstairs as they thought he’d handle the poorer conditions better.
Sam Robertson followed having been deemed to ‘fancy himself’ more than Lacey Banghard, before Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock was banished over Claire Richards, with Rylan reasoning: “I’m sure that Neil is a lovely man, but oh my God that’s Claire from Steps!”
Finally, it was time for Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt to learn their fate. But as they count as one housemate, ‘Speidi’, Frankie and Rylan had to decide whether or not to hand their own places in the house to the American reality TV stars.
“Guys, I’m really sorry, you’ve been on The Hills, you love LA, you’ve got all the sunshine, I come from Essex, it’s mostly raining. I need some sunshine!” explained Rylan, as the pair announced that they’d remain in the luxury house.
Therefore, the celebrity divide is currently as follows:
- Luxury House: Frankie, Rylan, Tricia, Gillian, Lacey, Claire
- Basement: Paula, Ryan, Sam, Razor, Speidi
However, another live twist will take place tomorrow night in which ‘everything could change’.