Belfast Telegraph

Big Brother wannabes to learn their fate

Nervous wannabes are due to learn if they will be reality stars in Channel 4's last ever Big Brother.

More than 80 hopefuls will attend the launch for the eleventh and final series of the show.

Only then will they learn - at the same time as viewers - who will enter the house.

Those vying to enter the house include Linford Christie's niece, an Iranian dwarf, a female wrestler and a batch of beauty queens.

Host Davina McCall will reveal the final cut and the rest will be sent home.

Bookmaker William Hill is already predicting that betting turnover for the series will top £20 Million for the first time.

The show has made many of its contestants into household names, most notably the late Jade Goody with some - including winners Brian Dowling and Kate Lawler - carving out broadcasting careers.

Creative Director Phil Edgar Jones has already revealed cryptically that past BB stars will be in attendance in some form. "We will see some old friends in the house on launch night," he said last week.

The first Big Brother winner Craig Phillips and his housemate "nasty" Nick Bateman, who was disqualified from the first series for trying to influence votes, have revealed they may take part in the show this year, during an interview with Radio 4's Front Row. McCall will also unveil the last ever Diary Room chair for Big Brother 11 live on air to viewers.

The fairytale and circus-themed house has only nine beds and the contestants who make it through to the final will spend 13 weeks living by the rules of Big Brother, with every movement recorded on camera.


From Belfast Telegraph