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Former Detective joins Celebrity Big Brother

Maggie Oliver Credit: PA

Former Greater Manchester Police detective constable Maggie Oliver has joined this year's Celebrity Big Brother at the 2018 series launch.

The ex-officer, who resigned after 16 years with the police following its handling of the Rochdale sex abuse scandal, was one of the first housemates to join the Channel 5 reality show during its live opening on Tuesday night.

Her involvement in the case saw her encourage young victims to step forward to contact police about their ordeals.

She was later portrayed by actress Lesley Sharp in the BBC dramatisation Three Girls.