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Big Brother: The greatest ever house entrances - video
Nothing quite starts off the summer like a Big Brother launch night and quite frankly it's often all downhill after the opening night thrills and spills.
So to celebrate the opening of a new run, Reality Bites has dug through its archives and picked out its seven favourite Big Brother entrances of all time. Some great. Some so awful, they still make us feel like pouring hot McDonald's apple pie middles in our eyes. Here are our picks:
Then maybe you can hire... Dirk Benedict
It got forgotten thanks to the Jade Goody/Shilpa Shetty saga, but Dirk Bendedict aka Face aka The best one from The A-Team that wasn't Mr T once went in the Big Brother house. Not only that, he went in via the A-Team van, smoking a cigar and looking like the coolest dude to ever grace the Elstree compound. Spectacular.
Jason Cowan's entrance
The king of embarrassing entrances. The Lord of the bad first impressions. The wally to end all wally contests. Jason Cowan finished as runner-up on Big Brother 5 and was a key member of the legendary Jungle Cat crew in the house, but frankly all he will ever be remembered for is entering the house in nothing but a thong.
Dale nails it
It's become a tradition for housemates to ruin their chances of winning with their VTs. Determined to get in the house, contestants are willing to say or do anything, no matter how offensive, to win favour with producers. Unfortunately, talking about "nailing f***y" doesn't go down so well with a baying Elstree crowd. The saddest part of all? Dale didn't nail anything in the end. Our heart bleeds.
Nikki hops into the house
A housemate we would never forget made an entrance it was impossible to ignore. Straight from the Jason Cowan school of fancy dress, Nikki made a bold move by walking down the famous Big Brother catwalk in nothing but a Playboy bunny costume. Strange really, because when in the house, she was such a shy and retiring sort. Snigger.
Glyn does a Hoff
Matching Nikki for flesh-flashing in BB7 was loveable Welsh buffoon Glyn. A local lifeguard, he tried to impress the world with his non-existent tan, a Baywatch-themed entrance and some dodgy red shorts.
Sisqo shows us his thong!
Sisqo. The Thong Song. Big Brother launch night. Nothing else needs to be said. Amazing.
We admit that it's not a traditional Big Brother runway entrance, but Jackie Stallone bursting into Celebrity Big Brother 3 simply had to make the cut. A moment of awkwardness, oddness and sheer surrealness that only Big Brother can magic up. Yeah, Brackie.
Big Brother 13 launches tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm.
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