With the final of 2018’s Celebrity Big Brother about to get under way, 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 Attomic 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.
2002: Mark Owen
Take That singer Mark Owen completed one of the biggest victories in CBB history, claiming the 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.
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 seem him since, but perhaps he’ll be back for Brexit.
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. She was last seen as a guest on ITV show This Morning three months ago. You may not have recognised her though, she had really dark brown hair!
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 judge on Sony Entertainment’s Indian dance reality TV series Super Dancer.
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.
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.
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.
2012: Denise Welch
Since leaving the Big Brother house Denise turned to the theatre, featuring in screenplays across the country. Her most recent role is a staring position in musical Calendar Girls The Musical, which will tour the UK in August 2018.
2012: Julian Clary
Fellow 2k12 winner Clary is also involved in theatre and stage production, making appearances at the Birmingham hippodrome in recent years while also releasing a trilogy of books titled The Bolds.