THIS year’s Celebrity Big Brother contestants are shocked at “bizarre” security measures surrounding this year’s show – with stars being given fake cartoon names and even strip searched to ensure show secrets are kept under wraps, a source revealed.
Show bosses are so determined to make sure no details of the show are leaked, contestants feel like they are taking part in an “undercover sting operation”, the insider said.
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Each contestant has been given a fake name inspired by cartoon characters including Marge Simpson, Ned Flanders, Pocahontas and Ariel from the Little Mermaid.
They have to use that name to check into hotels and in all paper work related to the show.
The contestants have also been told to wear disguises including hats, wigs and sunglasses when travelling, the source added.
Then when they finally enter the house, the stars have been told to prepare to be almost strip searched to ensure they have no phones or contraband items.
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“Big Brother is determined to keep the celebrity housemates as hush hush as possible and away from the fans,” the insider told Sun Online.
“It’s like they are the secret service – it’s bizarre.
“The contestants are stunned by how they have cracked down on every step of the process before they enter house this year, it’s like an undercover sting operation.
“Each contestant is told they need to travel in disguise.
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“They’ve asked them to wear wigs or even change their hair colour all together.
“While travelling, they are expected to wear hats and sunglasses to hide their faces as much as possible.
“For even more protection each contestant is given fake names to ensure no one overhears their real name.
“When they arrive at the airport they have already been given their faux name and it appears on a sign being held up by the Big Brother team.
Other20th Century Fox This year’s contestants have been assigned cartoon character names such as Marge Simpson
“The funny part is their fictitious names are all Disney characters or cartoon characters.
“There is a Pocahontas, an Ariel from the Little Mermaid, a Marge Simpson, from the Simpsons and even a Ned Flanders – it’s hilarious.
“The celebrities check in to their hotels under that pseudo name and all the paperwork they receive is with that assumed secret name on top.
“This also ensures that if anyone gets a hold of the paperwork no one will know which celebrity the information was to be used for.”
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Some of the contestants are getting tired of being moved around to different hotels to keep their locations secret, the source added.
Crew members keep moving the stars to ensure no one gets wind of where they are staying.
They have also been warned not to attempt to bring any phones or contraband items into the famous house – and to expect to almost be strip searched before entering.
“They are held in one hotel for a couple of nights and then switched to a new hotel for even more protection,” the source said.
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“It’s become like a game of chess, constantly moving before entering the house.
“Then upon arrival to the house, they have been warned they they are almost strip searched so ‘be prepared’.
“Their suitcase is dumped out and searched, and then replaced by a Big Brother suitcase to make sure they have no phones or recording devices.”
This year’s bombshell line up, which was revealed by The Sun, has been dubbed the best yet and will include porn star Stormy Daniels, Soap star Ryan Thomas and Towie star Dan Osborne.
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US reality star Natalie Nunn, soccer ace Jermaine Pennant and former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett have also been confirmed for the show.
Other contestants include Gabby Allen, Ben Jardine, Chloe Ayling, Nick Leeson and Kirstie Alley
The series will begin on August 16, 2018 at 9pm.
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