It's not use putting all that garb on Paula Hamilton, we know that it's you whose the first to have been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother UK house. The veteran British model entered the contest on January 3, alongside, um, 'stars' like former footballer Neil Ruddock, X Factor UK contestant Rylan Clark and former Steps member Claire Richards, but only six days later she found herself on the way back out, as the public opted to save race jockey Frankie Dettori and reality TV couple Heidie Montag and Spencer Pratt.
Celebrity Big Brother 2013 has had its first eviction, and Paula Hamilton's biggest fear came to fruition as the ex-supermodel became the first of the season to be evicted.
Hamilton, 'Speidi' aka Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, plus Frankie Dettori were all up for eviction. Frankie had sacrificed himself to make sure everyone one the 'basement' could come up to the main house, and stop living in squalor. During evictions, Speidi - as one housemate - received 10 nominations, i.e. everyone in the house nominated them, and Paula got four nominations. She took the news badly and even threatened to leave early. For the following day she ranted about how she had feared being first to leave, telling the other housemates that she was convinced she'd be leaving and that it would seriously, negatively affect her career. While the other housemates tried to reassure her that it was 'just a game', she retorted that it wasn't a game, that is affected her life.
Upon leaving the house she was met with boos. Speidi managed to survive the week despite being boring and mean. The voting was to save the housemate rather than evict though, so while Frankie has been endearing, and Speidi have their die-hard obsessive fans around the nation, Paula in contrast seemed a little tame. Having been saved though, Speidi have been set a secret task by Big Brother - to convince fellow housemates that they're walking out... only to head straight to the basement where it will have been made suitable for the couple, from which they will reign over the main house, unbeknownst to the rest of them. Sneaky.
The new series of the reality show started last night (January 3rd 2013) with 'X Factor' 2012 contestant Rylan Clark and jockey Frankie Dettori being the first to arrive. They were tasked with deciding which celebrity from each pair that arrived would be cast into the darkness of the basement and which would enjoy the house luxuries. Former Volkswagen model Paula was selected for the basement instead of 'Heartbeat' star Tricia Penrose.
However, it was only hours before Paula complained that she was feeling a 'little ill' and was advised to re-enter the main house by the BB doctor. Just how ill she is is uncertain; certainly, she doesn't seem sick enough to have to leave the house, but she has struggled with alcohol dependency for a large chunk of her life, even being turned away from the show in previous years for failing psychiatric tests according to TV psychologist Jo Hemmings who worked on the show when it aired on Channel 4. 'Paula Hamilton - because sending an alcoholic who failed her C4 psych tests three years ago is SUCH a good idea... #cbb', she wrote on Twitter.
Celebrity Big Brother housemate Paula Hamilton reportedly failed psychiatric tests to appear on the show three years ago, according to a former crew member. The former model and actress entered the famous house during last night's premiere wearing a bizarre outfit and mistaking fellow contestant Ryan Moloney as somebody working on the show.
Jo Hemmings, who worked on every series of the show when it was on Channel 4, vented her anger at the model's inclusion on Twitter, saying, "Paula Hamilton - because sending an alcoholic who failed her C4 psych tests three years ago is SUCH a good idea...At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, it's a seriously irresponsible decision." At the behest of jockey Frankie Dettori and X Factor star Rylan Clark, Paula was immediately sent to the "basement," where half of the celebrities will remain in the cold and damp until further notice. Hemmings continued, "Paula Hamilton in basement? I was going to give her 48 hours in the house, pre meltdown. Much less now. She shouldn't be there at all!" before claiming the model has "way more problems than Jasmine Lennard," who behaved strangely during the last series.
Hamilton was joined in the basement by Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Ryan Moloney but sure enough, she was soon moved upstairs to the luxury accommodation after becoming unwell. A show insider told The Independent, "After receiving advice from the Big Brother doctor, the decision was taken to move our former supermodel from the dank CBB basement to the glorious world above. She is a new luxury housemate. It's a real rags to riches story."
So, the newest series of the show that managed to die a hard death only to be sadly revived like a second Frankenstein's monster, rehashed from the original - more nuts and bolts and scars than can be counted, and probably scarier - has returned. That's right, Celebrity Big Brother is back with a new cohort of desperate celebrities whose own careers have failed and are willing to do anything to regain the spotlight, or a spot of extra cash.
So, here's the tragic lineup for this year:
1. Frankie Detorri
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