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Celebrity Big Brother: Outright Winner

Gary Busey5/4

George Gilbey2/1

Audley Harrison9/2

Dee Kelly6/1

Edele Lynch18/1

Kellie Maloney33/1

Claire King40/1

Lauren Goodger40/1

Angelique Frenchy Morgan40/1

Stephanie Pratt50/1

James Jordan66/1

Ricci Guarnaccio80/1

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CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER CONTESTANTS 2014

Past Big Brother Winners

 

Launched in 2001  as part of Comic Relief, the notion of Celebrities being exposed in the Big Brother house was an attractive one, undelined by making money for a worthy cause. The first show was won by Jack Dee and the format looked like a winner.

The subsequent celebrities  drawn to experience the Elstree madness seemed more interested in boosting their flagging careers than partaking in a social experiment. The irony of this was illustrated in 2006 when a non celebrity  Chantelle Houghton not only convinced her fellow celebrities that she was a successful singer but then went on to win the show.

In 2007 the behaviour in the house led not only to national but international outrage. Jade Goody, who had become a household name due to her participation in the regular Big Brother programme, managed to insult Indian model and actress Shilpa Shetty in such a way that not only Big Brother but Jade Goody had to apologize to the Indian Government.

Shilpa Shetty went on to win the show, but such was the hue and cry that Channel four abandoned the 2008 series and re introduced it in 2009.

From studying the Celebrity Big Brother Winners list , there is a recurrent characteristic that it is worth any novelty punter observing. It is not the loudest, the most sucessful or the funniest, it is as in any household, the person who is a team player, has regard for the group, is NOT a drama queen and has diplomatic tendencies.

Some celebrities choose to boost their profile by learning to dance, others choose to go down under and savour the humiliation of life in the outback, then there are those who decide that being ensconced in a house with a dozen other over inflated egos is the easiest option. 

Entertainers, politicians, sportsmen and women and designers have all inhabited the Elstree abode and few have found the process an easy one. Although it may seem preferable to hours of gruelling dancing training or eating kangaroo testicles, the non stop presence of the cameras, the lack of contact with the outside world and the sadistic production company all combine to make it an emotional minefield.

August 2014 Contestants

  DEE KELLY  REALITY TV STAR  - BENEFITS ST.  43 YRS
  JAMES JORDAN  PROFESSIONAL DANCER - STRICTLY  36 YRS
  CLAIRE KING      ACTRESS - EMMERDALE  51 YRS
  DAVID MacKINTOSH  MODEL/BODY BUILDER    28 YRS
  KELLIE MALONEY  EX BOXING PROMOTER  61 YRS
  AUDLEY HARRRISON  HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER  42 YRS
  LAUREN GOODGER    REALITY TV STAR - TOWIE  27 YRS
  GEORGE GILBEY  REALITY TV STAR - GOGGLEBOX  30 YRS
  EDELE LYNCH  B*WITCHED  34 YRS
  RICCI GUARNACCIO   REALITY TV STAR - GEORDIE SHORE  27 YRS
  STEPHANIE PRATT  U.S. REALITY TV STAR - THE HILLS  28 YRS
  LESLIE JORDAN        U.S. ACTOR - WILL & GRACE  59 YRS
  ANGELIQUE MORGAN      FRENCH MODEL/REALITY TV STAR  38 YRS
  GARY BUSEY   U.S. ACTOR  70 YRS

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Jan 2014 Contestants

The weird and wonderful characters who decided that the endeavour was worth the few extra column inches their presence would incur this year were as follows.

 

   JIM DAVIDSON   COMEDIAN   60 YRS
   LINDA NOLAN    SINGER   54 YRS
   DAPPY   SINGER (N-DUBZ)   26 YRS
   LIZ JONES   NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST   55 YRS
   SAM FAIERS   TOWIE CAST MEMBER   23 YRS
   JASMINE WALTZ   ACTRESS (U.S.)   31 YRS
   LEE RYAN   SINGER (BLUE)   30 YRS
   CASEY BATCHELOR   GLAMOUR MODEL   28 YRS
   OLLIE LOCKE         MADE IN CHELSEA CAST MEMBER   26 YRS
   LIONEL BLAIR   DANCER   82 YRS
   LUISA  ZISSMAN    APPRENTICE CONTESTANT   25 YRS
   EVANDER HOLYFIELD   HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER (U.S.)   51 YRS

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The Couple Twist - Handcuffing

On Launch night the 12 Celebrities were paired up and handcuffed together for an unknown length of time. The six couples were as follows:

   JIM DAVIDSON   LINDA NOLAN
   DAPPY   LIZ JONES
   SAM FAIERS   JASMINE WALTZ
   LEE RYAN   CASEY BACHELOR
   OLLIE LOCKE   LIONEL BLAIR
   LUISA ZISSMAN   EVANDER HOLYFIELD

Dappy and Liz Jones were released from their chains on the first night when BB gave Jim Davidson and Linda Nolan the power to choose which couple should be un cuffed. They certainly looked ike the least comfortable pairing but they soon learnt that their freedom came at a cost, they were immediately up for eviction as a couple, alongside two other couples who were yet  to be chosen.

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