Following scenes from the first episode of the Channel 5 programme yesterday, it appeared that some of the housemates didn’t even apply for the show but were contacted.
In the closing moments of the series opener, Lotan Carter and Tom Barber were heard discussing how they joined the programme.
Tom, 21, turned to Lotan, 28, and asked him: “Did you apply for this?”
In response Lotan said “no” as Tom went onto say: “I was in Marbella. I got a message on Facebook.”
Tom was voted into the house by the public, however his words suggest that all might not be what it seems.
Meanwhile, Lotan was already known in the public eye due to his role a DreamBoy stripper.
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Tom said he was contacted on Facebook by Big Brother
I was in Marbella. I got a message on Facebook
Tom, Big Brother
After the episode finished, Big Brother fans took to social media to discuss the comments made by the housemates and speculation was soon rife.
One audience member wrote: “Awks when you hear them asking how they got into @bbuk 'just got a fbook msg' such a fix! #BBUK #bringbackorigionalhousemates.”
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Another said: “#BBUK no normal housemates anymore huge fix….watched it for years..no more.”
A third posted on Twitter: “I think this whole voting someone in was all a fix.They needed an extra guy and he was muscular and tatted..so they fixed it!! #bbbots #bbuk.”
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“Did Tom just ask him if he 'applied' for big brother? Then say he was in Marbella and had a message on Facebook? #Fix #BBUK,” added a fourth
A spokesperson for Big Brother declined to comment when approached by Express.co.uk.
"Housemates are discovered in various ways and have to go through the selection process. Tom was voted in by the public as the final housemate live on air," an insider told Express.co.uk.
Big Brother continues on Channel 5 tonight at 10pm.