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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 June, 2004, 16:14 GMT 17:14 UK
New housemate enters Big Brother
Becki
Becki entered the house on Sunday afternoon
A new contestant has been drafted into Channel 4's Big Brother house following the eviction of Vanessa Nimmo.

Housemates were shocked by the arrival of Becki Seddiki, 33, from London, on Sunday afternoon.

Producers revealed the surprise to the nine other contestants after forcing them to wait in the camera-filled house's lounge area for nine minutes.

Nimmo was evicted on Friday following a public vote. Two others were told to go by producers earlier in the series.

Channel 4 said unofficial figures showed 5.3 million watched Nimmo's eviction on Friday night.

Brawl

Ratings for the surveillance gameshow rocketed after a drunken brawl between contestants, which saw it register nearly seven million viewers.

They have since steadied to an average of 4.8 million for the regular weeknight broadcasts.

Outspoken Kitten Pinder, 24, was the first to leave the house after annoying producers with her bad behaviour in the first week.

She was followed by 20-year-old Emma Greenwood, who was separated from the rest of the group following the brawl, and sent home after two days in isolation.

Seddiki - the youngest of 10 children - will be exempt from the show's next round of nominations for eviction, and has been asked by producers not to reveal anything about what is going on in the outside world.

A trainee florist who also works as a singer, she has performed in a London West End musical and as a club dancer, and has appeared in several one-off TV shows, according to her personal website, bbseddiki.com.




SEE ALSO:
Vanessa out of Big Brother house
26 Jun 04  |  Entertainment
Emma ditched from Big Brother
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Police called in to Big Brother
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