Frankie Dettori is first celebrity into Big Brother house

Frankie Dettori
Host Brian Dowling (left) introduced Frankie Dettori as the house's first celebrity. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Champion jockey Frankie Dettori, who is currently banned from horse racing over a drugs offence, has been introduced as the first famous occupant of the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The Italian was last month given a six-month ban from the sport following a positive test which he said had left him feeling "ashamed and embarrassed".


Rylan Clark on Big Brother

X Factor contestant Rylan Clark and Jockey Frankie Dettori went into the Celebrity Big Brother house and immediately had to banish half their housemates to the basement.