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Big Brother pair granted divorce
Chantelle Houghton and Preston
Their wedding was covered by OK! magazine in a lucrative deal
Celebrity Big Brother stars Chantelle Houghton and Samuel Preston have been granted a divorce.

The couple split in June after just 10 months of marriage.

Houghton, 24, of Billericay, Essex, was granted a decree nisi in the High Court's family division on the ground of his "unreasonable behaviour".

Houghton and Ordinary Boys singer Preston met on the Channel 4 show last year. Their divorce is expected to be made final in January.

Following a four-month romance, Houghton and Preston announced their engagement in April 2006 and married in August.

Neither Houghton nor Preston, 25, who lives in Brighton, were at the brief hearing in central London before Judge Bassett Cross.

Houghton, who was planted in the Celebrity Big Brother house as a "fake celebrity", went on to win the show.

Since winning Celebrity Big Brother, Houghton has fronted E4's fly-on-the-wall series Chantelle: Living the Dream and Chantelle's Dream Dates.

She has also published a biography, also called Living the Dream.

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