Celebrity Big Brother: Channel 5 defend allowing Paula Hamilton into the house


Celebrity Big Brother bosses have defended allowing Paula Hamilton onto the show.

The model has been in the house for less than a week now and has already caused concern with both viewers and her fellow housemates.

The troubled star previously failed to get onto the series three years ago when it aired on Channel 4.

Psychologist Jo Hemmings, who was on the team when the show was on Channel 4, expressed her concerns via Twitter during the show's launch night.

She said: “Paula Hamilton – because sending an alcoholic who failed her C4 psych tests three years ago is SUCH a good idea.

“At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, it’s a seriously irresponsible decision…”

On her first night in the house bosses were forced to call in a doctor after Paula suffered an 'illness' in the early hours.

Speaking to Big Brother in the Diary Room earlier this week after being put up for eviction, Paula ranted: "I was really into helping you make this a great show but you've taken away my dignity and my trust.

"You've broken me. Congratulations."

She went on: "It’s very very different for everyone. Heidi and Spencer, to get 10 out of 10 doesn’t affect their career, it makes me wanna draw back from people."

Tipped for eviction tonight, Paula also told Lacey: "It's the worst thing for my career to be first out. It’ll finish me off. Flat out. Gone.

"So pass me the razor blades. Just pass me the razor blades. I know what the public are like.

"Frankie is loved. And Heidi and Spencer say they want to go but I know how the public work. They think: 'Haha, they want to go out. We’re gonna keep them in."

And last night saw Paula breakdown again, screaming at Big Brother: "" before kicking out at the Diary Room door.

A spokesperson for Channel 5 however insisted today: "In accordance with standard procedure for CBB, the housemates are all psychologically evaluated before they enter the house and are closely monitored at all times."

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