Wednesday 26 October 2016

Celebrity Big Brother talent show brings tears and tantrums

Published 10/01/2016 | 22:21

There were more antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
There were more antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

A cabaret-style talent show caused rows, love and laughter on day five in the Celebrity Big Brother House.

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Big Brother set David Gest the challenge of producing the show, but his choice to enlist Angie Bowie as his second in command ruffled feathers among judges.

Attempts by David Bowie's ex-wife to give advice were not received well by Flavour Of Love star Tiffany Pollard, who said: "If I'm a judge, I don't need you to tell me how to judge. I'm just trying to tell you I don't need help in that department."

She added: "You've been running around like you've done 80 lines of coke, just running back and forth. Take a breath, sit down, fall back a little bit."

The confrontation led Bowie to tell both Big Brother and other housemates that she no longer wanted to take part in the show. She told former X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney and troubled ex-EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook: "This is too dangerous for me, I can't do this."

But the argument escalated as Bowie lashed out at other housemates. After leaving a group in the smoking area when Westbrook joined in, Bowie said: "She told me that I ruined it for everybody because I was acting like a professional and who did I think I was. And Gemma (Towie star Gemma Collins). I'm so tired of it."

The snub from Bowie proved too much for Westbrook who broke down in tears to Big Brother and told fellow ex-EastEnder's actor John Partridge that she wanted to go home.

But the pair made up with a hug ahead of the show as the stars took to the stage, adorned with mirrors and red curtains, to perform some of their favourite songs and dances.

Collins and Westbrook performed a duet of Hey Big Spender, Ex On The Beach's Megan McKenna sang a rendition of Sarah McLachlan's Angel, former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff played to her strengths with some ballroom dancing with Partridge, Hollyoaks' Stephanie Davis impersonated Amy Winehouse, singer Darren Day belted an emotional version of Les Miserables' Bring Him Home, Mr Ireland winner Jeremy McConnell and Geordie Shore's Scotty T joined forces for an amusing Swan Lake tribute and Maloney sang This Is The Moment.

Day and Partridge brought the show to a close with the classic Cabaret track and, after tough consideration, the judges - Kim Kardashian wingman Jonathan Cheban, lawyer Nancy Dell'Ollio and Pollard - announced Davis the winner.

The show appeared to have solved the day's confrontations as Pollard told Bowie: "You know I love you right."

As Big Brother threw the housemates a congratulatory after-party, Day and Partridge consoled Davis's career troubles and assured her that she had brighter days ahead. The comforting words seemed to put Davis in a more affectionate mood and in the early hours she settled down for a bedtime cuddle with McConnell.

But the emotional evening did not end happily for everyone. A tearful McKenna said in the Diary Room that she was sick of people in the house always talking about themselves and their problems.

She said: "I just feel like because I don't sit there and express myself, this is why people think I'm a f****** bitch."

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