Days of speculation has ended tonight with the news that Shilpa Shetty has become the first ever Bollywood star to enter the UK ‘Big Brother’ house.
Shilpa Shetty, 31, was the sixth housemate to enter the house tonight. When briefly interviewed by presenter Davina McCall, she expressed how she felt it was important that people knew who she was. She also explained that she wanted every Indian to be proud of her, and that she would miss her entourage.
There had been rumours for days that a Bollywood celebrity could be joining the house. Beside Shilpa, there were also talks of Kareena Kapoor and Lara Dutta joining the house.
Shilpa Shetty is joined by ten other celebrities including Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine, 52, former Steps singer Ian ‘H’ Watkins, 29, Towers of London lead singer Donny Tourette, 25, journalist Carole Malone, 47, actress Cleo Rocos, 44, former S Club singer Jo O’Meara, 27 and former Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd, 23.
‘Big Brother’ this year will run the longest, for 26 days. There will also be a celebrity family entering the house, live this coming Friday night.
The action from the house can be viewed live on Channel 4’s sister station E4 through most of the day. Daily updates, live evictions and catch-ups can also be seen on Channel 4.