Ann said: "I've always said no and I was saying no this year - I said yes because of the theme.
"It's slightly more serious, it's about women's lib and eventually I said yes." Ann had a woman with an umbrella help her up the steps to the front door of the house and she turned without waving to head in.
Emma called the former Coronation Street star an "inspiration" and asked whether she would be partying in the house, Amanda replied: "I am one of these people who goes, I'm not having a drink and then after 16 Cosmopolitans I go how did that happen?
" After Amanda entered the house, Emma appeared on screen to set them a challenge, but the lights went out and Big Brother apologised for the "technical difficulties".
The reality star explained that she signed up to the show once she heard producers were doing the Year of The Woman theme.