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Celebrity Big Brother: Three housemates shortlisted for public vote

Celebrity Big Brother housemates Ron Atkinson, Carol McGiffin and Courtney Stodden have been shortlisted for the first public vote.

The trio were chosen by 'Cult of Celebrity' members Louie Spence, Sophie Anderton and Lauren Harries, who have been watching the group from a secret lair since they all entered the house yesterday (August 22).

Ron Atkinson

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Ron Atkinson on Celebrity Big Brother 2013

Carol McGiffin

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Carol McGiffin on Celebrity Big Brother 2013

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Later in the night, the 'Cult of Celebrity' were each asked to choose one person to potentially go up for eviction in a 'Ceremony of Judgment'.

Spence chose Atkinson, arguing that he doesn't think they have "a huge amount in common" and will likely just make "polite chit chat".

"I don't know much about football," he said. "Well, I know a few [footballers] I fancy, but I don't think that will go down too well with him."

Courtney Stodden

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Courtney Stodden on Celebrity Big Brother 2013

Louie Spence

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Louie Spence

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Anderton picked Stodden because she doesn't "understand why she's doing the show" and is already annoyed by the 18-year-old's "hysterical high-pitched" laugh.

"I don't think I could live with that sort of hysteria," she added.

Harries went for McGiffin, describing her as "really miserable", drawing scoffs from Spence and Anderton.

"We haven't got on together in the past, I don't think we're going to get on in the future," she explained.

The 'Cult of Celebrity' members will later pick one of the three to face eviction.

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight (August 23) with a special live show airing at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Who is your favourite Celebrity Big Brother 12 housemate after the launch show?
Abz Love8.80%
Bruce Jones2.24%
Carol McGiffin10.06%
Charlotte Crosby29.33%
Courtney Stodden4.95%
Danielle Marr1.80%
Dustin Diamond9.82%
Lauren Harries5.14%
Louie Spence12.54%
Mario Falcone3.49%
Ron Atkinson2.95%
Sophie Anderton2.54%
Vicky Entwistle6.34%
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