Formerly prominent members of the boxing community, Kellie Maloney and Audley Harrison entered the world of reality television on Monday night as both prepare for what could be a three week stint on Celebrity Big Brother.
Ex-European heavyweight champion Harrrison, 42, and 61 year-old Maloney, who oversaw Lennox Lewis’ rise to stardom, joined a host of other faces from TV and film for the flagship show on Channel 5.
Harrison, known as ‘A-Force’ throughout his career, has been semi-retired since losing to Deontay Wilder in just 70 seconds in April 2014, but does harbour hopes of making a comeback once evicted from the house.
In stark contrast, Maloney has been living as a woman since stepping away from boxing last October – after seeing main fighter David Price devastatingly lose twice to Tony Thompson on home soil.
Maloney, formerly known as Frank, is the current joint favourite to win the show alongside GoggleBox couch potato George Gilby, whilst Harrison enjoyed a decent reception from fans as he made his entrance.
Others living in the house alongside Maloney and Harrison are 1990’s Hollywood superstar Gary Busey, recently sacked Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan and porn star Angelique ‘Frenchy’ Morgan.
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