So Solid Crew rapper Romeo and former X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza were among the ‘stars’ who entered the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight (January 5).
The pair joined the likes of former soap actresses Natalie Cassidy and Denise Welch, glamour models Georgia Salpa and Nicola McLean and retired rugby player Gareth Thomas on the reality show, which is being shown on Channel 5.
The line-up was completed by footballer Ryan Giggs’ sister-in-law Natasha, Playboy twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon, Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen, dancer Andrew Stone and The Only Way Is Essex cast member Kirk Norcross.
Speaking to NME, Smith explained that it was simply a case of mistaken identity, as he shares the same name as one half of brother-sister pop duo Same Difference from The X Factor, who had been linked with the show.
Smith said: “One boy tweeted at me, ‘Good luck! Also, who the fuck are you?’ which I just laughed at! I had quite a lot of love and support from people who like our band for it, but someone also said, ‘I’ve supported the band for six years and if you go into Big Brother, I’ll stop liking the band because of this shameless promotion.”
Meanwhile, to watch a video interview with Cocozza, where he talks about being kicked off The X Factor amid a cocaine scandal, scroll down and click below.