EDINBURGH-born TV presenter Gail Porter has been tipped as the favourite to win the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Porter, 44, joined the other housemates - including a Loose Woman presenter and a porn star - for the live launch show on Channel 5 tonight.
Others taking part include The Bill star Chris Ellison, reformed Hollywood bad boy Daniel Baldwin, Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton, X Factor rejects Chloe Jasmine and Stevi Ritchie and former Apprentice contestant James Hill. US TV stars Tila Tequila and Farrah Abraham are also among the housemates in the new UK vs USA themed series.
Bookmakers William Hill are already tipping Gail as the favourite to win the show, with odds of 8/1. Hip hop artist Fatman Scoop is the rank outsider at 33/1.
A William Hill spokesman said: “Gail Porter is an obvious choice and we cannot see any of the American contestants lasting very long!”