Another year another celebrity big brother,another chance for forummers,tweeters and facebookers alike to get angry at people they don’t even know. They have long since ditched the live feed,the show is now nothing more than an unscripted version of TOWIE,where all the excitement and all the drama is created in the edit.
So who is in it this year? As I am sure you are all dying to know,here are the runners and riders…
Who is she?: Claire is 35 years old and is a member of the pop band Steps,who recently got back together for a reunion tour,they sold quite well back in the late ninties,with songs like their debut 126.96.36.199 and Tragedy.
After Steps originally split back in 2001,Claire had a couple of hits with Ian Watkins,also from Steps,better known as “H”,who also appeared in big brother a few years back,the famous one,with Jade Goody and the whole race storm,that was when big brother was relevant and interesting.
Recently Claire has appeared on many TV shows including,Pop star to opera star and celebrity masterchef.
Who is he?: Frankie (42) is a flat racing Jockey,born in Italy,he moved to England aged 14 to become a stable lad at Luca Cumani’s yard,where he learned his trade and became a professional jockey.
He was champion jockey 3 times,winning many group one races,including the arc de triomphe 3 times. The only race he struggled to win was the derby,but he eventually recorded his one and only win in 2007 on Authorized.
Who is she?: Gillian (54) is most famous for her role in the soap Eastenders,she played Kathy Beale,mother of the legend that is Ian Beale. She was on the show for 15 years,from when it started in 1985 right up to when she left in 2000,her character left to go to South Africa. With the door always open it was expected she would return at some point,but she never did and her character was killed off in 2006 in a car accident.
She has done plenty of acting since leaving the square,including footballers wives (2002–2006) and The Bill (2006-2008)
Who is she?: Lacey (20) is a page 3 model for the Sun newspaper,she first came to prominence when she won the Sun’s page 3 Idol competition in 2011. She has since gone on to show her wares in many magazines including nuts.
If you don’t read the red tops or the lads mags you may never have seen or heard of her before (like me) but all you really need to know is that she is this years eye candy.
Who is he?: Neil (44) is an ex-footballer,during his footballing days he was known as Razor Ruddock. He was a defender who played for many teams,but the high point of his career was when he played for Liverpool,where he won his one and only trophy,the league cup of 1995. He won his one and only England cap in a friendly against Nigeria in 1994.
Since leaving football he has been a regular on our screens, appearing in I’m a celebrity get me out of here,Wife Swap,Come dine with me and he even appeared on Jeremy Kyle.
Who is she?: Paula (54) was born in South Africa before moving to Slough aged 8 where bizarrely she attended the same school as Simon Cowell.
She later became a model after being discovered by the photographer David Bailey,she became a regular on our TVs in the 1980s appearing in the VW Golf adverts. She also famously appeared in Take Thats 1996 video,How deep is your love.
Since quitting modeling she has appeared as a judge on Living Tv’s Britain’s Next Top Model.
Who is he?: Rylan (24) is new to fame,he was a contestant on this years x-factor,but he is more famous for his reaction to finding out he had made the live shows than anything he actually did on the show.
Who is he?: Ryan (33) is from Australia,the name Ryan Moloney you may not even recognize,but if you were to hear the name Toadfish,you would know him instantly as Jarrod Rebecchi from the Aussie soap neighbours,he has been an ever present on the show since making his first appearance in 1995.
Who is he?: Sam Robertson (27) is from Scotland,he is an actor (and model),best known for starring in the comedy/drama Beaver falls.
Eye candy for the girls.
Who is she?: Trisha (42) is an actress,best known for her role as barmaid of the Aidensfield Arms in Heartbeat,Gina Ward,a role she played for 17 years. (1993–2010).
She is also well known for her singing voice and appeared on shows such as Stars in their eyes and the comic relief version of Fame Academy.
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
Who are they?: Heidi (26) & Spencer (29) are a married couple from the USA,they first became famous on the faux reality show “The Hills”in 2007, this was also when they first began their relationship. They have been famous for being famous ever since,they even “wrote” a book on the subject called “How to Be Famous”.
Since The Hills ended the couple have appeared in the American version of I’m a celebrity get me out of here,Heidi has also appeared in Playboy,but with their money making options running out in the USA they have decided to try their luck over here and to become the first celebrity couple in the big brother house.
So that’s them all,I am sure they will throw more in during the shows duration,as they always do on these kind of shows. Who will win? I don’t know,whoever will get the show the most column inches I suppose,once they know that they will edit the show accordingly.
Anyway my Tip: (Or Hope) Toadie for the win!