Neil 'Razor' Ruddock in the Celebrity Big Brother house alongside X Factor star Rylan Clark and Page 3 girl Lacey Banghard

Neil 'Razor' Ruddock

Neil 'Razor' Ruddock

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FORMER Saints defender Neil Ruddock was among the well-known faces who entered the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight.

“Razor” Ruddock joined drug-ban horse racing champion Frankie Dettori, former Steps star Claire Richards and X Factor contestant Rylan Clark after weeks of speculation about the line-up.

The latest series of the Channel 5 show also features ex-EastEnders and Footballers Wives actress Gillian Taylforth, model Paula Hamilton, Neighbours star Ryan Maloney as well as former Coronation Street actor Sam Robertson and US reality TV couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

One-time Heartbeat actress Tricia Penrose and glamour model Lacey Banghard complete the line-up.

A notable absentee was comedian Jim Davidson who had been due to appear but was dropped after being arrested and questioned by detectives over allegations of sexual offences which he denies.

The 59-year-old, who has a home in Stockbridge, and a 53-year-old man arrested in Hampshire – believed to be from the Southampton area – were released on bail until March.

Clark was installed as favourite to win the show by bookmaker William Hill, with Dettori next.

The contestants will spend the next few days holed up in the custom-built property in full glare of TV cameras with a winner emerging later this month if they can prove popular enough with viewers and their own housemates.

The series is expected to last three weeks, with the first eviction due on Wednesday.

The series of Celebrity Big Brother is the fourth to be screened by Channel 5 in the space of 18 months, after resurrecting the show which had been dumped by Channel 4.

Ratings have been much reduced for the programme since it left Channel 4.

The most recent CBB series which finished in September and was won by Julian Clary drew an average of just 2.3m viewers, the lowest audience yet.

It is not the first time Ruddock, 44, has taken part in a reality television show. He took to the jungle in the third series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

Ruddock, whose partner is former glamour model Leah Newman, joined Saints from Millwall for £200,000 in February 1989.

He made 138 appearances, scoring 13 goals, being he was sold to Tottenham Hotspur for £750,000 in May 1992.

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11:12pm Thu 3 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

WHO?
WHO? J.P.M
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11:31pm Thu 3 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves. kingnotail
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12:36am Fri 4 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

kingnotail wrote:
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
What does he deserve? I'm sure we would all like to know.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]What does he deserve? I'm sure we would all like to know. bazzeroz
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12:47am Fri 4 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

kingnotail wrote:
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
Like to see you say that to him when he next comes to the Mayflower
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]Like to see you say that to him when he next comes to the Mayflower Pikey-Biker
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8:20am Fri 4 Jan 13

Just A Voice says...

kingnotail wrote:
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
Innocent until proven guilty
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]Innocent until proven guilty Just A Voice
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9:24am Fri 4 Jan 13

freefinker says...

Just A Voice wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
Innocent until proven guilty
.. not in these columns. This is the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]Just A Voice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]Innocent until proven guilty[/p][/quote].. not in these columns. This is the Echo. freefinker
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9:47am Fri 4 Jan 13

huckit P says...

A small headline in a national newspaper announced that CBB contestants were entering.... and I immediately thought it was something to do with children's TV.
On the same subject Jim Davidson was the only name I recognised in this particular group of non-celebs. I mean - would you know them if they sat next to you in the pub?
A small headline in a national newspaper announced that CBB contestants were entering.... and I immediately thought it was something to do with children's TV. On the same subject Jim Davidson was the only name I recognised in this particular group of non-celebs. I mean - would you know them if they sat next to you in the pub? huckit P
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10:38am Fri 4 Jan 13

beiroot says...

Think you'd know if you sat next to "Razor"!!
Think you'd know if you sat next to "Razor"!! beiroot
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10:40am Fri 4 Jan 13

Lone Ranger. says...

kingnotail wrote:
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
What has he actually done to receive your somewhat biased and unsupported rant
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]What has he actually done to receive your somewhat biased and unsupported rant Lone Ranger.
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11:06am Fri 4 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

****-Biker wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.
Like to see you say that to him when he next comes to the Mayflower
He won't be though will he? His career has already been dead for years. Bring it on I'd spit in the ugly f**kers eyes.
[quote][p][bold]****-Biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: No Jim Davidson? Like the way comments for the story on him are disabled. Hope the vile c**t finally gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]Like to see you say that to him when he next comes to the Mayflower[/p][/quote]He won't be though will he? His career has already been dead for years. Bring it on I'd spit in the ugly f**kers eyes. kingnotail
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9:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

We will have to wait and see if he is charged for those offences, if he isn’t then I will see if you make good on your promise the next time he comes to Southampton to perform, personally, I don’t think you will
We will have to wait and see if he is charged for those offences, if he isn’t then I will see if you make good on your promise the next time he comes to Southampton to perform, personally, I don’t think you will Pikey-Biker
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2:57pm Sun 6 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

Nah, hopefully he'll be too busy getting molested on the nonce wing by a big gay black man.
Nah, hopefully he'll be too busy getting molested on the nonce wing by a big gay black man. kingnotail
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11:45pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

kingnotail wrote:
Nah, hopefully he'll be too busy getting molested on the nonce wing by a big gay black man.
I see that he is due to do a date at the Portsmouth Guildhall 3rd April, I am considering going only to see you repeat what you say on this forum when you are sat in the front row

Jim is certainly no angel and his indiscretions are well documented, however the man hasn’t been charged by the police, so until he is and then proven guilty he’s a free man.
I believe he lives in Stockbridge why don’t tell him what you commented on this forum.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Nah, hopefully he'll be too busy getting molested on the nonce wing by a big gay black man.[/p][/quote]I see that he is due to do a date at the Portsmouth Guildhall 3rd April, I am considering going only to see you repeat what you say on this forum when you are sat in the front row Jim is certainly no angel and his indiscretions are well documented, however the man hasn’t been charged by the police, so until he is and then proven guilty he’s a free man. I believe he lives in Stockbridge why don’t tell him what you commented on this forum. Pikey-Biker
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12:43am Mon 7 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

kingnotail wrote:
Nah, hopefully he'll be too busy getting molested on the nonce wing by a big gay black man.
So not only in your eyes is Jim guilty of whatever charges (if any) the police may bring, he is going to held in a prison which he will be separated from other prisoners because in your eyes he is guilty of an offence which the authorities will believe is so serious he needs to be kept away from the other prisoners, then whilst he is there he is going to be ‘molested’ by another man, who could be another prisoner , so then the prison authorities are negligent in their care of Jim, or he could be a member of staff then you are insinuating this staff will commit a very serious offence either way you are accusing the prison that Jim will be sent to of a serious breach of Care.
So this ‘man’ either staff or prisoner’ so happens to be homosexual but he happens to be black as well … using racist and homophobic comments in an anti Jim Davidson debate…. a bit of thought prior to making any more comments might be advisable this is a public forum.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Nah, hopefully he'll be too busy getting molested on the nonce wing by a big gay black man.[/p][/quote]So not only in your eyes is Jim guilty of whatever charges (if any) the police may bring, he is going to held in a prison which he will be separated from other prisoners because in your eyes he is guilty of an offence which the authorities will believe is so serious he needs to be kept away from the other prisoners, then whilst he is there he is going to be ‘molested’ by another man, who could be another prisoner , so then the prison authorities are negligent in their care of Jim, or he could be a member of staff then you are insinuating this staff will commit a very serious offence either way you are accusing the prison that Jim will be sent to of a serious breach of Care. So this ‘man’ either staff or prisoner’ so happens to be homosexual but he happens to be black as well … using racist and homophobic comments in an anti Jim Davidson debate…. a bit of thought prior to making any more comments might be advisable this is a public forum. Pikey-Biker
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1:37pm Mon 7 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

Ironic punishment. And I guarantee you there are worse things than 'big gay black man' published on the Daily Echo website almost daily. Crying racism and homophobia while trying to defend Jim Davidson is pretty weak too isn't? I can sleep soundly at night in the knowledge that I'm not racist or homophobic, can you? Jim Davidson on the other hand is a self-confessed racist, homophobe, xenophobe to a level which goes well beyond any comedy act. Self-confessed wife-beater too, are you going to defend that as well?
Ironic punishment. And I guarantee you there are worse things than 'big gay black man' published on the Daily Echo website almost daily. Crying racism and homophobia while trying to defend Jim Davidson is pretty weak too isn't? I can sleep soundly at night in the knowledge that I'm not racist or homophobic, can you? Jim Davidson on the other hand is a self-confessed racist, homophobe, xenophobe to a level which goes well beyond any comedy act. Self-confessed wife-beater too, are you going to defend that as well? kingnotail
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3:45pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

well you 're that the one that mentioned gay and black. on your last point I had already alluded to his indecisions in an earlier post.
The only point I am defending regarding Jim is the one he was arrested for and as yet hasn't been charged, but you think differently you just assume the guy is guilty
well you 're that the one that mentioned gay and black. on your last point I had already alluded to his indecisions in an earlier post. The only point I am defending regarding Jim is the one he was arrested for and as yet hasn't been charged, but you think differently you just assume the guy is guilty Pikey-Biker
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3:46pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

*indiscretions
*indiscretions Pikey-Biker
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2:23am Sun 20 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

Quote:
He won't be though will he? His career has already been dead for years. Bring it on I'd spit in the ugly f**kers eyes.

Yes I am sure you will
Quote: He won't be though will he? His career has already been dead for years. Bring it on I'd spit in the ugly f**kers eyes. Yes I am sure you will Pikey-Biker
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