Dale and Imogen voted Big Brother's hottest stars

Dale and Imogen voted Big Brother's hottest stars
Dale and Imogen voted Big Brother's hottest stars (Image credit: Contract Number (Programme))

Dale Howard and Imogen Thomas have been named the hottest housemates in the history of Big Brother. Curvy Welsh beauty queen Imogen strutted around the house in her bikini in 2006 in BB7, while personal trainer Dale wowed with his washboard stomach in the ninth series of the show in 2008. Imogen took a whopping 79 per cent of the vote to be named hottest female housemate, beating BB3's Kate Lawler into second place and BB10's Irish temptress Noirin Kelly came third. Dale scooped 74 per cent of the vote for the hunky housemates, but this year's Aussie contestant John James Parton was already hot on his heels in second place and BB3's clean freak Alex Sibley was voted into third place. The poll, conducted by Just-Eat.co.uk, found that Beyonce-lookalike Rachael White was the only lady from this year's female housemates to make it into the top ten, coming in seventh place. BB9's Stuart Pilkington was the fourth most popular boy, followed by BB6 winner Anthony Hutton. BB10 pretty boy Kris Donelly was voted into sixth place ahead of BB3's fishing fanatic Spencer Smith and BB2's Josh Rafter. BB9's Mikey Dalton, who is still dating housemate Grace was voted ninth and BB1 winner Craig Philips rounded off the top 10. BB9 Aussie flirt Sara Folino was voted the fourth hottest female housemate, followed by BB10 winner and Playboy bunny Sophie Reade. BB7's Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace made it to seventh place, ahead of BB8's Amy Alexandra. BB6's Irish blonde Orlaith McAllister was ninth and BB8's self-professed Posh Spice lookalike Chanelle Hayes was voted the tenth hottest girl to ever live in the Big Brother house.

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