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Pamela enters Australian BB house

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The moment Pamela Anderson joined Australia's Big Brother

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has entered Australia's Big Brother house, surprising its six housemates.

The 41-year-old blonde bombshell made her surprise entrance from the diary room in a plunging red mini dress.

Minutes before, she had dazzled the housemates from behind a glass screen but they thought the actress was a celebrity impersonator.

The housemates will have the pleasure of the sex symbol's company for the next three days.

Anderson's introduction came as the contestants were still reeling from a surprise mid-week eviction.

Self-confessed drama queen Brigitte was bounced out of the house three weeks after celebrating her 21st birthday for the cameras.

The remaining housemates were in the middle of a weekly task which involved dressing up as paparazzi and taking pictures of celebrity impersonators when Anderson made her initial appearance.

'Smokin''

Pamela Anderson
Housemates showed the star around the house before having a lavish meal

Big Brother then called 22-year-old bricklayer Rory to the diary room to collect the star and introduce her to the rest of the contestants.

The male participants seemed particularly pleased with the new arrival, with 22-year-old student Cherry remarking: "Dude, she is smokin'".

After taking the star on a brief tour of the premises, the housemates were all treated to a lavish meal in a "banquet room".

Anderson chose not to sleep overnight in the house, however, leaving the compound through the diary room.

Speaking to Big Brother hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O before entering the house, Anderson said cameras from her own reality show, Pam: Girl on the Loose, would be following her throughout her time in Australia.

Flagging ratings

The star had been flown in by broadcasting network Channel Ten in a much-publicised attempt to revive the Big Brother's flagging ratings.

When asked how much she had been paid for the TV appearance in an earlier press conference, Anderson said the sum was: "Huge, a lot... Much more than I am worth.

"I don't want to say how much but it is a lot,'' she added.

After leaving the house Anderson plans to visit an Australian KFC restaurant to protest against the company's treatment of chickens.

The star admitted she was unaware the fast food chain was a major sponsor of the Australian series of Big Brother before she signed up.

"Every show has a bunch of sponsors and it's not something you look into when you are offered a job,'' she said.

"But it's kind of interesting, it's a coincidence.''

The remaining six housemates have been inside the Gold Coast complex for 73 days.




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