Boyzone singer Shane Lynch, controversial comedian Daniel O’Reilly, Love Island star Jonny Mitchell, retired footballer John Barnes and Shane Jenek, also known as drag queen Courtney Act, last night became the first men to enter the Celebrity Big Brother House.
They joined the all-female line-up that includes journalist Rachel Johnson, soap star Amanda Barrie, former politician Ann Widdecombe and newsreader India Willoughby.
Shane, who arrived on the show dressed up as alter ego Courtney, suffered a major wardrobe malfunction while walking into the house.
The whole lower part of Act’s dress fell off during the grand entrance.
Some CBB fans at homespeculated about it being staged.
“Courtney’s entrance was definitely staged I reckon. Why else no knickers on such a cold night ffs,” one wrote on Twitter.
Another said: “Seen a few clips on here of @courtneyact entering #CBB and her dress coming off… Looks like the worst rehearsed attention seeking stunt ever #Staged #Fake”
A third pointed out: “Who else thinks the Courtney entrance may of been staged ? Either way it was funny as [bleep]!”
Well, viewers may be suspicious but the Drag Race star is storming ahead in the popularity stakes with fellow celebs…
Courtney Act is now being backed to win Celebrity Big Brother by Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall.
The TV star was applauded for making the “most iconic entrance” by Jade.
She tweeted, on the band’s Twitter account: “In honour of @courtneyact joining the @bbuk house and already delivering the most iconic entrance.
“I’ll be rooting for you! #ShaneToWin jade x.”
The singer shared a picture of herself with Act, who appears in Little Mix music video Power.
Courtney has also been supported by other famous fans, including TV presenter Scarlett Moffatt and Geordie Shore and former Big Brother star Marnie Simpson.
Following Act’s eye-catching arrival to Big Brother, Scarlett wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely buzzing Courtney act is on big brother. Shantay you stay, now sissy that walk into that house #Cbb.”
Marnie tweeted: “Everyone please support my good friend @courtneyact aka shane he’s literally the best person ever #CBB.”
Act was among the eight male stars to enter the Big Brother house, days after an all-female line-up had kicked off the new series, along with footballer John Barnes, singer Ginuwine and controversial comedian Daniel O’Reilly.
The other new additions were Boyzone singer Shane Lynch, Love Island star Jonny Mitchell, ballet dancer Wayne Sleep and The Apprentice contestant Andrew Brady.
They joined the female housemates who include former MP Ann Widdecombe, journalist Rachel Johnson, newsreader India Willoughby and soap star Amanda Barrie.