Luisa Zissman led the celebrity charge into the Big Brother house on Friday night, as another star-studded series of the Channel 5 reality show kicked off.

The former 'Apprentice' star - who previously branded the show "s**t and embarrassing" - was one of 12 new famous housemates to enter the house.

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Luisa Zissman seemed happy to enter the house

She was joined by 'TOWIE' star Sam Faiers, who follows in the footsteps of fellow cast members Amy Childs and Mario Falcone by swapping Essex to live under the watchful eye of Big Brother.

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Made In Chelsea's Ollie Locke, former N-Dubz singer Dappy and Blue's Lee Ryan also entered the house to cheers from the crowd.

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Actress and singer Linda Nolan also became a housemate, following her sister Coleen's success on the show in 2012, along with boxer Evander Holyfield, TV presenter Jim Davidson, and showbiz legend Lionel Blair.

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Jim and Linda seemed to be getting on well followed their enshacklement

Also among the new housemates was controversial Daily Mail journalist Liz Jones, who has famously attacked the likes of Holly Willoughby and Rihanna in her column.

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Liz Jones is used to ruffling feathers with her newspaper columns - how will she cope face to face?

The line-up was completed by little-known model Casey Batchelor and Jasmine Waltz, who previously dated Kelly Brook's ex Danny Cipriani.

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Lee Ryan from Blue looked suitably dapper as he headed into the house, handcuffed to Casey Batchelor

Katie Hopkins and Katie Price were notable absentees, having both been heavily rumoured to be entering the house.

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Ollie Locke, formerly of 'Made in Chelsea', was paired up with showbiz veteran Lionel Blair

'Celebrity Big Brother' continues on Saturday at 10pm on Channel 5.

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  • Luisa Zissman

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Appearing on 'The Apprentice' <strong>Did you know?</strong> Luisa successfully launched the business she pitched to Lord Sugar on the show by herself last year.

  • Sam Faiers

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Starring on 'TOWIE' <strong>Did you know?</strong> Sam is the fourth cast member of 'The Only Way Is Essex' to appear on 'CBB', following in the footsteps of Amy Childs, Kirk Norcross and Mario Falcone.

  • Dappy

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a member of N-Dubz <strong>Did you know?</strong> Dappy was found guilty of assault and affray last year but managed to escape jail. Now he'll be locked up in the Big Brother house!

  • Ollie Locke

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Starring on 'Made In Chelsea' <strong>Did you know?</strong> The 'Made In Chelsea' star is openly bisexual and has previously dated Topshop heiress Chloe Green.

  • Lee Rylan

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a member of boyband Blue <strong>Did you know?</strong> Lee has said he would never snog anyone on TV because of his two kids. “I find that really distasteful. I couldn’t kiss anyone when I know my kids are sitting in front of the TV, going: ‘Hi, Daddy!’" he told The Mirror.

  • Jim Davidson

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a TV presenter, most notably on 'Big Break' and 'The Generation Game' <strong>Did you know?</strong> He was supposed to appear on last January's series, but had to pull out after he was wrongly arrested for sex abuse charges.

  • Linda Nolan

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being an actress and a member of The Nolans <strong>Did you know?</strong> Linda has battled breast cancer, and lost her sister Bernie to the same disease last year.

  • Lionel Blair

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a dancer, choreographer and all-round showbiz legend <strong>Did you know?</strong> Lionel is one of the oldest ever housemates to enter the CBB house at the age of 82.

  • Evander Holyfield

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a boxer <strong>Did you know?</strong> He famously had his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson during a fight in 1997.

  • Liz Jones

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a Daily Mail journalist <strong>Did you know?</strong> Liz has taken aim at Holly Willoughby in her controversial column, but met her match in Rihanna when the singer took her to task about an article she'd written about her.

  • Casey Batchelor

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being a model <strong>Did you know?</strong> She previously dated former 'CBB' housemate and 'TOWIE' star Kirk Norcross.

  • Jasmine Waltz

    <strong>Known for:</strong> Being an actress and model <strong>Did you know?</strong> She previously dated Kelly Brook's ex Danny Cipriani after they broke up the first time in 2010.

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