Celebrity Big Brother 2012: Frankie Cocozza, Denise Welch and a couple of Playboy bunnies move in together as the famous house opens its doors again

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By Kirsty Mccormack

Second chance: Frankie Cocozza received a mixture of cheers and boos as he made his way into the house

Everyone knows that Celebrity Big Brother likes to throw odd personalities together and this year was no different.

Channel 5 have grouped together an array of reality TV stars, models and a Hollywood actor to kick off their second series of the popular show.

Viewers will be intrigued to see just how well Frankie Cocozza will get on with identical Playboy twins and if Michael Madsen will even know who Denise Welch is.

The first celebrity to go in was former EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy who was certainly excited to go inside.

Wearing a black dress with sheer sleeves and matching tights, the mother-of-one seemed really excited.

'It's an honour,' she told host of the show Brian Dowling. 'I can't wait to have great times and meet new people. I just want to entertain everyone.'

Two at a time: Playboy twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon looked freezing in their short dresses as they made their way inside

And the next housemate for her to entertain viewers with was actor Michael Madsen.

The Reservoir Dogs star looked a little unsure of reacting to the crowd as he made his way to the podium.

Wearing a straw cowboy hat, an American-printed shirt and a black biker jacket, Michael also looked uninterested in speaking to Brian.

'I don't know f*** all about Big Brother,' he said. 'But it's gonna be like rehab without the doctors.'

First one in: Natalie Cassidy was the first famous face to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house

The actor had dyed his hair blonde for the show and Brian commented on this.

'I just wanted to dispel the argument that blondes are stupid,' he told him.

When he arrived in the house, Natalie knew who he was straight away and offered him an alcoholic drink.

The pair looked quite uncomfortable with each other and Natalie looked relieved when Andrew Stone made his way inside.

The dancer told Brian to expect 'the unexpected' before running in and giving the actress a hug.

Michael then asked Andrew how his intro was, to which he replied: 'I don't know, I didn't see it.'

The Pineapple Dance studios was wearing a red jumper, a checked shirt and dark trousers as he made a beeline for the alcohol.

Double the trouble: The twins were looking forward to getting inside and meeting the other celebrities

Loving the attention: Kristina made the most of the cheering crowd

As he grabbed some champagne, Michael was talking to him with a mouthful of crisps.

'I want some white wine,' he told Natalie, to which she replied: 'I don't have any.'

The next two people to enter the house were identical Playboy twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon.

The 22-year-old blondes are well-known for being Hugh Hefner's girlfriends and looked freezing in their tiny dressed.

'We've packed lots of glamorous outfits,' they told Brian after posing for the photographers.

When they arrived in the house and greeted everyone, Michael was nowhere to be seen as he was having a wander.

Trendy pair: Michael Madsen ensured everybody knew where he hails from in an Americana outfit, while Gareth opted for a leather jacket and a waistcoat

Next up to walk in was former X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza.

The big-haired 18-year-old wore a pair of his trademark skinny jeans with a checked shirt and told Brian he would have a 's**g' in the house.

'And I won't do any of that under the cover s**t,' he told him.

After adding that he's not fussy when it comes to women, Frankie made his way inside and was greeted by Natalie who have him a big hug.

The wannabe singer is the youngest celebrity in the house this series, but seemed less nervous than some of the other.

Not a WAG: Nicola McLean said that she was already missing her two children

Next to join them was former rugby player Gareth Thomas who looked trendy in a leather jacket, jeans and a waistcoat.

The Welsh star told Brian he is competitive and likes to win anything he takes part in.

He was familiar with Natalie, just like the other celebrities, and was eager to have a drink once inside.

He was followed by a female famous face in the form of Nicola McLean.

The well-known glamour model had certainly dressed up for the occasion wearing a tight black dress that showed off her famous assets.

The mother-of-two, who said she was already missing her kids, was physically shaking when she got inside but viewers were keen to see her reaction to greeting Natalie.

Bring it on! Andrew Stone was ready to get inside and meet the other celebrities

The pair have previously had a public feud but seemed absolutely fine with one another as they hugged.

Following her was The Only Way Is Essex star Kirk Norcross who looked rather dapper in a checked blazer and burgundy jeans.

The TV star told Brian he was going in the house to have an good time.

'I'm just gonna party and have a laugh,' he said, before saying he would like to get naked.

Irish beauty: Georgia Salpa looked sensational in a short white strapless dress

Kristina and Karissa looked pleased as he walked into the house and were keen to say hello.#

But then it was time for another glammed up female to enter the house - in the form of lingerie model Georgia Salpa.

The Irish beauty wore a short, strapless white dress and told Brian that she had spent the whole day getting ready.

When she walked down the stars, Kirk looked particularly happy to see her and told her she looked lovely - but she ignored the compliment.

Possible romance? Kirk Norcross looked particularly pleased when Georgia Salpa entered the house

Next up to go in was Natasha Giggs - who is most famous for having an affair with her brother-in-law Ryan Giggs.

The brunette said she was keen to tell her side of the story and thanked some of the crowd for cheering.

She was very happy as she walked in but one housemate who looked shocked and annoyed was Nicola.

Not the best of friends: Nicola McLean said she would hate to be in the house with Natasha Giggs (R)

The blonde eventually got up from the sofa and gave Natasha a hug though but still didn't look pleased.

Following Natasha was So Solid Crew star Romeo Dunn who looked very smart in a dark grey suit and white shirt.

The 21 Seconds star walked out to a crowd of screaming women and told Brian he was 'ready for the challenge.'

Ready for the challenge: Romeo Dunn looked rather smart in a dark grey suit and white shirt

Up for a party: Denise Welch was the last to go in but said she was ready to party

'I've just come to be myself and have some fun,' he added.

Last but not least to join the eleven celebrities was former Coronation Street star Denise Welch.

The actress wore a large fur coat to keep her warm and waved excitedly as she headed for Brian.

Not impressed: Nicola looked annoyed when she realised that Natasha was in the house

'So glad you're here': Denise was really happy to see Natalie in the house

'My kids are having a nervous breakdown,' she told him, before saying: 'I just want to get in the swimming pool with the young ones.'

When she got inside, she gave Natalie a big hug and told her she was so glad to see her.

The group were well on their way to finishing the alcohol had provided and were preparing themselves to take a tour of the house and the garden.

Channel 5 has promised some big surprises for the latest series and even better daily tasks.

Brian will be back with another live show on Friday night, where no doubt the first twist will begin.

And they're in: The housemates gathered together on the sofa to say a proper hello to one another

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