Friday, 7 October 2016

Big Brother 1 Housemates Where Are They Now?

Find out who the housemates from Big Brother 1 were and what happened to them after they left the Big Brother house. 




Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson, 23, was a marketing manager from London. His brother is Formula One driver ad radio commentator Anthony Davidson. 

He was known in the house for his flirting relationship with Mel and being labelled as 'Randy Andy' after his kiss with Mel, the first Big Brother kiss! 

He was evicted in week 3 with 68% of the vote. 

After the house, he went back to his career and didn't stay in the celebrity world after leaving the house and after a brief presenting role on Channel 5's entertainment show Exclusive.



Anna Nolan

Anna Nolan,29, was an office manager from Dublin who had also trained to be a nun. 

She was known in the house for her guitar playing and being openly gay. 

She came in second place in the final with 49% of the vote. 

After the house, she has formed a successful career in TV and radio and also as a journalist and columnist for various newspapers and websites.  She was in the BBC's Anna in Wonderland  and Closure and many other tv programmes. She was invited back for a challenge during Ultimate Big Brother where Nikki Grahame had to feel her head.  She is a close friend of Davina McCall and they have been pictured together on many occasions. She is also still in contact with some fellow BB housemates.



Caroline O'Shea

Caroline O'Shea, 31, was a sex toy seller from Birmingham. 


She was known in the house for her nickname 'Caggy', her hyena style laugh and pulling down Thomas's pants. 

She was evicted in week 4 with 62% of the vote. 

 After the house, she went back to selling adult toys, a jobs he had prior to the show. She aimed to launch a music career but was unable to get a record label to sign her however her record was played on Heart after being sent in by her friends. She was offered £5,000 to model topless and has had disputes with Channel 4 over money she believes she is owed. She is pursuing a career in acting and can be found on a casting website. She also appeared in a reality special of The Weakest Link.



Claire Strutton

Claire Strutton, 25, was a florist from Buckinghamshire. 

She was known in the house for being Nasty Nicks replacement, constantly talking about her boobs and flirting with Craig. 

She was evicted in week 7 with 79% of the vote. 

After the house, she was in a relationship with Tom, they had a child together and moved to Spain but later split up. She also presented a TV show called Dance 2000, a programme about clubbing culture , appeared on reality show The Salon and Living in Spain, a documentary on ex pats. She has also modelled underwear for Playtex and competed in the BT Global Challenge.




Craig Phillips, 28, was a builder from Liverpool. 

He was known in the house for confronting Nasty Nick Bateman, the confrontation that led to him winning, he wasn't gaining much air time until this point. 

After the house, he gave his £70,000 prize money to his best friends niece Joanne Harris for a heart and lung transplant in America. Within a week of winning, he had raised the remaining £250,000. Joanne sadly passed away in 2008. He has been on hundreds of TV shows and has his own DIY TV shows including BBC1's 60 Minute Makeover. He has also released a Christmas single in 2000 "At This Time of Year", which got to number 14 in the charts and raised £40,000 for a downs syndrome charity. Craig has also been on Bo Selecta! In 2009 he released his autobiography and re entered the house twice for various tasks and continues his TV work. He has made an estimated £5,000,000 since leaving the house.



Darren Ramsay

Darren Ramsay, 23, worked at the Millennium Dome and was from London. 

He was known in the house for his relationship with the chickens in particular Marjorie after initially being petrified by them. 

He finished third in the final with 13% of the vote to win. 

He had a quiet year after leaving the house, he presented Good Food Live on UK Food hoping to launch a career in TV and has had various TV appearances. He trained as an flight attendant for TV show 'Airline' where he was asked to leave. He also appeared on The Weakest Link on a Reality TV special version of the show. He was due to go on a Christian charity mission to Jamaica but pulled out as he was feeling unwell. In 2010, Darren re entered the house as part of a task to find Nasty Nicks hidden notes revealing those nominated that week in Ultimate Big Brother.



Melanie Hill

Melanie Hill, 26, was a salesperson from London. 

She was known in the house for kissing Andrew and Tom, flirting with Tom, the saucy massage and plucking her bikini line with tweezers. 

She was evicted in week 8 with 69% of the vote. 

After the house, Mel presented two series of E4 show Chained and wrote various articles, mainly on Big Brother writing for the Guardian. She was dating Alex from BB3 for 3 years, after splitting they went to court over their pet dog and joint custody was agreed. She then studied to become a barrister.



Nichola Holt

Nichola Holt, 29, was a teacher from Bolton. 

She was known in the house for getting naked and encouraging other house mates to paint the walls with nakedness. 

She was evicted in week 5 with 72% of the vote. 

After the house, she was briefly in a relationship with fellow housemate Sada. She was working as an escort and was approached by an undercover reporter and offered him sex for £140. She has appeared in a number of adult movies. She also tried her hand at being a pop star and released a single called "The Game" which reached number 72 in the chart.



Nasty Nick Bateman 

Nick Bateman, 32, was a broker from Kent. 

He was known in the house for his lies in the house including lying about losing his wife in a car crash, his many warnings and being thrown out for attempting to sway nominations. 

Nick was removed from the house in week 5 after being found to have a pencil and paper that he had used to influence votes. 

Since leaving the house, he is estimated to have made over £500,000. He has had many TV appearances including appearing on Back to Reality and hosting TV show Trust Me. In 2010, he returned to the Big Brother house for Ultimate Big Brother and was favourite to win amongst many of his house mates but came fifth overall. Nick has been in many pantomimes including the Big Brother Pantomime, a narrator for the stage show of The Rocky Horror Show and appeared in a Come Dine with Me Christmas Panto special alongside 4 other panto stars. He is also a writer, having written a book Nasty Nick: How to be a Right Bastards and was writing travel articles for The Good Holiday Guide Magazine, he later became Editor at Large. He also now presents a local radio show.




Sada Wilkington

Sada Wilkington, 28, was a writer from Edinburgh.  

She was known in the house for being the posh hippy one and demanding tofu on the shopping list. 

She was evicted in week 1 with 55% of the vote. 

After leaving the house, she was approached for a photo shoot for Loaded Magazine. She was in a relationship with fellow contestant Nichola Holt for a while but they broke up. She got a £10,000 Shampoo advert deal from Yahoo! and a car from a car advert. She has co-written a book called The Babe's Bible, a book about dating. She has also trained as a Yoga Instructor and been travelling.



Tom McDermott


Tom McDermott, 31, was a farmer from County Tyrone. 

He was known in the house for flirty with Mel and the saucy massage. 

He was evicted in week 6 with 30% of the vote. 

After the house, Tom and Claire became the first Big Brother couple, they had a baby boy called Pierce in 2001 and moved to Marbella in 2003 where they ran a property website. They split up in 2004. He has appeared on Rankin Celebrity Challenge, a cookery show. He also went travelling and did PAs with nightclubs, companies and charities.

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