Belfast Telegraph

Big Brother props in charity sale

Big Brother's most memorable props are going under the hammer for charity.

Davina McCaw, the cheeky mechanical parrot from Ultimate Big Brother, and the mischievous Tree of Temptation chest are among items being auctioned on eBay to raise money for the British Red Cross Disaster Fund.

Brian Dowling, the host of this year's Big Brother on Channel 5, who also lived in the house with the items in Ultimate Big Brother, said: "These are fabulous iconic props that bring back a lot of memories for me! They are bizarre, colourful and lots of fun - just like Big Brother. It is great they are raising money for the British Red Cross!

"I loved my time as a Big Brother housemate, and I am loving that I can continue to be part of this great show as its presenter."

Also up for grabs is the Bob Righter speaking fortune teller from 2010 and Ultimate Big Brother and the salt and pepper pot costumes La Toya Jackson and Tommy Sheridan wore in an ice-skating task in Celebrity Big Brother 2009.

The eBay auction is open until midday on Friday, September 2.

Barry Armstrong, the British Red Cross Disaster Response Manager, said: "We are very grateful to Channel 4 for donating these unique props to the British Red Cross.

"The money raised through the sale will help us respond quickly and effectively to disasters like the current famine in East Africa."

More details can be found at www.redcross.org.uk/BigBrother

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