17/07/2014 09:31 BST | Updated 17/07/2014 11:59 BST

'Big Brother': Sex Scandals, Webcam Documentaries And 'X Factor' Auditions... Where Have You Seen The 'BB' Housemates Before?

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Between Zoe Birkett chirping away on ‘Pop Idol’ and Danielle McMahon getting paid to chat to men in her jodhpurs on ‘Webcam Girls: At Your Service’, it seems that practically all of this year’s bunch of ‘Big Brother’ housemates are on their second - or in some cases third - roll of the fame dice.

Danielle’s appearance in ‘Web Cam Girls: At Your Service’ has been much discussed in the outside world due to her strict Catholic beliefs, and now even her fellow ‘BB’ housemates know about her history of webcamming thanks to one of the tasks.

But Zoe and Danielle aren’t the only contestants who might be familiar to you, as a whole host of the other ‘BB’ tenants from this series have appeared on screens before, in a range of different ways. We've been racking our brains trying to think of where it is we recognise this year's lot from, and it seems that they've pretty much all had their face in the papers for a variety of reasons before winding up in the Borehamwood bungalow.

Thankfully, we've done some digging around and we've unearthed some pretty interesting facts about how the 'BB' housemates tried to find stardom before landing a spot in the house.

Which one of them rapped on a Kylie Minogue single? Who was turned down by Tulisa on 'The X Factor'? And exactly why was one of them carrying a tray around on a certain BBC show?

Find out in our gallery below...

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