1 of 9 Eight stars arrived at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, to take part in Celebrity Big Brother. Presenter Davina McCall welcomed the housemates on Thursday night.
2 of 9 Eccentric horse racing pundit John McCririck was the first famous face to enter the house. He said: "I don't have a career to enhance. I'm a failed bookie, a failed punter and a failed journalist".
3 of 9 Feminist academic Germaine Greer was greeted warmly by the waiting crowd. The outspoken Australian shot to fame after the publication of her feminist polemic, The Female Eunuch, in 1970.
4 of 9 California-born Model Caprice Bourret, 33, said she looked forward to being on the reality show.
5 of 9 Bez - real name Mark Berry - is best known as the dancer who shook his maracas as part of 'Madchester' band, the Happy Mondays in the late 80s and early 90s.
6 of 9 DJ Lisa I'Anson left Radio 1 in 1999 following clashes with her bosses due to her failure to turn up for a live broadcast from Ibiza after she spent the night in a club on the island.
7 of 9 Actor Jeremy Edwards, who starred in BBC One's Holby City, has been out of the limelight since his three-year relationship with pop star Rachel Stevens ended in January 2004.
8 of 9 Kenzie, who is part of ten-member teen pop band Blazin' Squad, celebrated his birthday on Thursday and is the youngest Big Brother contestant to date.
9 of 9 Actress Brigitte Nielsen, the former wife of actor Sylvester Stallone, was the last person to enter the Big Brother house. She appeared in Big Brother VIP in her native Denmark, where she was one of the first to be voted out.