Who won the first series of Celebrity Big Brother? - RECAP 2001-2012

With 2018’s Celebrity Big Brother now underway, here’s a look at the past 10 winners who featured on the series between 2001 and 2012.

The first celebrity spin-off from Big Brother came in the naughties of 2001, you know when Atomic Kitten were smashing the charts and David Beckham had a mohawk, before continuing for 17 years – and counting.

Let’s recap with the winners from 2001-2012 and find out what they’re up to now.

2001: Jack Dee

An established funny-man Jack has since continued his work on TV, becoming the star of Jack Dee: Live at the Apollo from 2004-2006 before hosting and captaining on a variety of comedy panel games in recent years.

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2002: Mark Owen

Take That singer Mark Owen completed one of the biggest victories in CBB history, claiming the ’02 title with 77% of the public vote against television presenter Les Dennis.

He launched a solo career as a singer/songwriter but hasn’t realised a single in five years.

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2005: Marky ‘Bez’ Berry

Head percussionist for rock band Happy Mondays, Bez, proved an unlikely winner in ‘05.

He made the headlines 10 years down the line when he formed his own political party and ran as a local MP.

We haven’t really seen him since, but perhaps he’ll be back for Brexit.

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2006: Chantelle Houghton

One of the most iconic and memorable housemates from Celebrity Big Brother, Chantelle was the first ‘non-celebrity’ to feature on the show.

She went on to write an autography and published regularly in OK! Magazine before her celeb status began to dry up.

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2007: Shilpa Shetty

The Indian actress has been out of the spotlight for a good few years now, moving into off-screen work as a writer and featuring as a judge on Sony Entertainment’s Indian dance reality TV series Super Dancer.

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2009: Ulrika Johnson

The former TV presenter, now 50, was missing from our screens for quite some time before jumping back into the hot seat as a contestant on last year’s Celebrity Master Chef, where she was pipped to the podium in the final.

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2010: Alex Reid

Alex is still writing the headlines for feuds between him and ex-wife Katie Price – what else has he got to do.

Other than that, the 42-year-old is an active fighter, although he has as many MMA loses to his name as victories.

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2011: Paddy Doherty

After beating Kerry Katona in CBB 8, the former My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star has remained very low-key.

His son David was jailed for three years in 2012 following a car crash while nephew Tom died in a car crash in November 2017.

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2012: Denise Welch

Since leaving the Big Brother house Denise turned to the theatre, featuring in screenplays across the country.

Her most recent role was a starring position in musical Calendar Girls The Musical, which will tour the UK in August 2018.

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2012: Julian Clary

Fellow 2k12 winner Clary is also involved in theatre and stage production, making appearances at the BirminghaHippodromeme in recent years while also releasing a trilogy of books titled The Bolds.

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Where are they now? Celebrity Big Brother winners 2012-2018



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