After the last series of Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother, it’s no wonder that the newspapers, Social Media and fans of the show are still talking about all the drama that went on in the series.
Even if you never watched the last series, I am pretty sure that you would of heard about the Ryan Thomas/Roxanne Pallett ‘punchgate’ incident, which sent fans of the show into an uproar and what eventually saw Roxanne leaving the house.
Unlike the civilian Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother only goes on for 3 weeks (although the first few series were longer), but that’s usually enough time for some drama’s and for viewers to see just what celebrities are really like to live with.
You can’t deny that Celebrity Big Brother is great TV, and after Channel 5 recently announced that both Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother would be axed from the channel, it seems like the perfect time to take a look back at the series and all of the Celebrity Big Brother winners.
The winner of the first ever Celebrity Big Brother back in 2001 was comedian Jack Dee. Jack was joined in the house for 8 weeks with fellow celebrities, boxer Chris Eubank, Anthea Turner, Vanessa Feltz, Claire Sweeney and Keith Duffy.
During his time in the house Jack was nominated by his fellow celebrity housemates seven times, but it seemed like the public liked him and after eight weeks in the house, Jack was announced as the first ever winner of Celebrity Big Brother.
Take That member Mark Owen won the second series of Celebrity Big Brother in November 2002. Owen was up against television presenter Les Dennis in the final and managed to win with 77% of the public vote.
Owens strategy of smoothing over arguments and remaining relatively bland made for less interesting viewing that some of his celebrity housemates but it managed to earn him points with the viewers who crowned him the winner.
Mark ‘Bez’ Berry
Mark Berry aka ‘Bez’ was one of the frontmen for the rock band Happy Mondays and became a Celebrity Big Brother housemate in order to pay off his outstanding tax bills.
During the final Bez was up against actress Brigitte Nielsen and Blazin’ Squad member Kenzie with Bez walking away with the £50,000 prize.