Sparks will fly with ladies’ man Matt in the house

Paul Broben

WOULD-BE reality star Matt Filippi has cemented himself as the hunk of the 2013 Big Brother house.

Matt, a 27-year-old apprentice electrician from Maroochydore, was the ninth contestant to enter the Big Brother house last night.

The producers made no secret of playing on the former soldier's good looks in his introduction video package, which showed scenes of the avid surfer with his board at Alexandra Headland.

Dressed in a v-neck shirt, shorts and canvas shoes, the good-looking tradie was casual on stage with host Sonia Kruger.

"The boys say I'm a ladies' man, but I don't let it go to my head, I just go with the flow," Matt said.

When asked what he would miss the most, Matt said he will be disappointed to miss out on the birth of his first nephew. His twin brother's partner is due any day now.

This year's housemates include a media strategist, a Bert and Patti Newton tragic, a mother of three and a guinea pig collector.

The Channel Nine fly-on-the-wall series is back with a twist - housemates will be split between a luxurious house and a shanty house.

While six housemates enjoy living in luxury in what has been dubbed as "the safe house", the other six will watch from behind perspex glass where they live in camping conditions in the "halfway house".

Housemates chose a key which determined which door and which side of the house they were destined to live on.

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