There have been A LOT.
From the desperate ones and the obscure ones, to the ‘huge tax bill – must be’ ones, every famous housemate is in with a chance of winning Celebrity Big Brother.
We have witnessed some BLOODY fantastic scenes thanks to CBB, including Kim Woodburn being utterly rogue, Lewis and Marnie's rampant romping and the IRL soap opera which was Stephanie Davis and Jezza McConnell.
And boy, there have been some surprise wins over the TWENTY series of the show.
But, what actually happens to Celebrity Big Brother winners? Do they continue their D-List fame by promoting protein powder on Insta? Club appearances galore? Or do they get a job at their local Homebase, whilst spending their evenings watching their glory days (re: arguing about ketchup) on repeat?
Wonder no more, as we found out for you huns!
Celebrity Big Brother Series 1 winner, 2001 - Jack Dee
Jack Dee CBB 2001
Where is Jack Dee now?
Jack spent eight days in the house with Anthea Turner, Chris Eubank, Claire Sweeney, Keith Duffy and Vanessa Feltz – all competing for Comic Relief.
Jack was the biggest name on entering, and probably the best housemate – escaping from the house several times only to return.
He’s currently to be found as the replacement for Dara O’Brian as host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired.
Celebrity Big Brother Series 2 winner Mark Owen
Mark Owen CBB 2002
Where is Mark Owen now?
Mark’s career was really in the doldrums when he entered the CBB house. Fortunately, he was still a wee FITLORD and the CBB audience loved him.
Take That have subsequently risen phoenix-like from the flames and the band, now a trio but still triumphant, are planning a tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
Celebrity Big Brother Series 3 winner Bez
Bez CBB 2005
Where is Bez now?
Did Bez declare he had a massive tax bill to pay when he went on the show, or have we made that up in our heads? Whatever, Happy Mondays fans voted and the freaky dancer won the show! Sadly, he was declared bankrupt again in 2008.
In 2015 Bez founded and became leader of the Reality Party, standing for “free energy, free food and free anything” – he received 703 votes which placed him sixth in running for MP of Salford in the general election.
Celebrity Big Brother Series 4 winner Chantelle Houghton
Chantelle Houghton CBB 2006
Where is Chantelle Houghton?
Chantelle entered the house as the only non-celebrity amongst the likes of Pete Burns, Jodie Marsh and Maggot from Goldie Lookin’ Chain, who we mention in the heat office at least once a day.
Chantelle’s subsequently been better known for her personal life (a short-lived marriage to Samuel 'Preston' Preston and a child with Alex Reid) than her career (fake hair ambassador and a fake eyelash range). But maybe 2017 will be her year.
Celebrity Big Brother Series 5 winner Shilpa Shetty: CBB 5 winner, 2007
Shilpa Shetty CBB 2007
Where is Shilpa Shetty now?
The woman who claimed she was the Angelina Jolie of Bollywood won after some very nasty bullying.
We don’t hear so much about Shilpa in Blighty these days but in her home country she began hosting reality TV show Soney Ka Dil and became a film producer in 2014, co-owns Iosis - an Indian chain of spas and salons - and has released a book The Great Indian Diet.
Celebrity Big Brother Series 6 winner Ulrika Jonsson
Ulrika Jonsson CBB 2009
Where is Ulrika Jonsson now?
Ulrika-ka-ka faced tough competition from Terry Christian (actually – where’s Terry at now?) but survived five eviction nights and won with 57% of the vote.
She took part in Ultimate Big Brother in 2010, finishing seventh (never go back!), and can otherwise be found on shows including 8 out of 10 Cats, Shooting Stars, Celebrity Chase, Let’s Dance for Sport Relief and Pointless Celebrities.
Celebrity Big Brother series 7 winner Alex Reid
Alex Reid CBB 2010
Where is Alex Reid now?
Alex went in as Katie Price’s boyfriend and became her husband in the February after winning. He subsequently had a baby with Chantelle Houghton and is currently making a documentary about Roxanne, his cross-dressing alter-ego.
Celebrity Big Brother series 8 winner Paddy Doherty
Paddy Doherty CBB September 2011
Where is Paddy Doherty now?
They said Big Brother wouldn’t survive the move to Channel 5. They were wrong!
Paddy had previously appeared in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men (love). Since his win consults legal team, OK - let’s just say that Paddy has been surrounded by troubles, including bare-knuckle fights, brawls at a funeral and head-buttings. Weirdly, his TV career hasn’t really taken off.
Celebrity Big Brother series 9 winner Denise Welch
Denise Welch CBB January 2012
Where is Denise Welsh now?
Denise romped home in a very strong series containing Kirk Norcross, Natalie Cassidy and Frankie Cocozza. Sadly, she hasn’t been part of Loose Women since 2013 but she is currently part of Benidorm, which we love and don’t care what anyone else thinks.
Celebrity Big Brother series 10 winner Julian Clary
Julian Clary CBB September 2012
Where is Julian Clary now?
In the 1990s, Channel 4 ate, breathed and slept Julian Clary. But by 2012 his turn in CBB was viewed as a career reviver.
Did it work? Well. Sort of. He took part in Give A Pet A Home in 2015, which is a massive plus from where we’re sitting, and had a stand-up tour in 2016.
Celebrity Big Brother series 11 winner Rylan Clark
Rylan Clark CBB January 2013
Where is Rylan Clark now?
The nation basically fell in love with The X Factor’s Rylan during his turn on CBB. He now earns his crust as This Morning’s showbiz presenter.
Celebrity Big Brother series 12 winner: Charlotte Crosby
Charlotte Crosby CBB September 2013
Where is Charlotte Crosby now?
Do we even need to talk about this one? OK, Charlotte’s starred in every series of Geordie Shore ever and has just released her second fitness DVD.
Come on, you know what Char’s up to. We write about her almost every day.
Celebrity Big Brother series 13 winner Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson CBB January 2014
Where is Jim Davidson now?
We don’t want to dwell on this one but Jim has recently released a DVD No Further Action and went on tour in 2016 with a show called Charlton Nil.
Celebrity Big Brother series 14 winner Gary Busey
Gary Busey CBB September 2014
Where is Gary Busey now?
So… this was an odd series. But Gary won despite being nominated for eviction a record-breaking 24 times. Since winning CBB the Academy Award-nominated actor has had roles in Entourage and Mansion of Blood (sure), and in 2016 is set for a guest appearance in From Dusk Till Dawn.
And he nearly got arrested for honking like a goose on a plane. Hearteyes emoji.
Celebrity Big Brother series 15 winner Katie Price
Katie Price CBB January 2015
We’re still kind of flabbergasted that Katie went in. Maybe she just wants to do all the telly big hitters and this year she’ll take on Strictly Come Dancing (she has put it on her wish list).
Meanwhile, she’s just joined Loose Women as a panelist and will probably continue to dominate the headlines with her personal life in 2016 and FORVER.
Celebrity Big Brother series 16 winner James Hill
James Hill CBB September 2015
Where is James Hill now?
Not a vintage season contestant-wise this one, but well done former The Apprentice candidate James anyway.
Since then, he’s, well, got naked on Instagram quite a lot, starred as Prince Charming in panto, and rumours have started already about a possible appearance in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! later this year.
Celebrity Big Brother series 17 winner Scotty T
Where is Scotty T now?
He is also dating fellow Geordie Shore star Abbie Holborn and poignantly said of her:
“Who knows what the f8cking future holds for me and Abbie. I probably will see her on the outside, I probably won’t. I’m a bit of a busy boy. But her fanny and my pipe will meet again.”
Shakespeare, is that you?
Celebrity Big Brother series 18 winner Stephen Bear
Where is Stephen Bear now?
Two words - Charlotte Crosby. Stephen Bear and Charlotte Crozzers have been making us feel a little bit sick with the constant stream of selfies is matching 'his and hers' hoodies. From engagement rumours to being broody for babies, the pair seem to be a match made in heaven. Though Jemma Lucy remains skeptical...
Celebrity Big Brother series 19 winner Coleen Nolan
Despite the only memorable thing Coleen did during her stint in the CBB house was smoke A LOT and give Calum Best an epic lap dance, Coleen managed to win the entire show. Kudos to her, tbh. She has since returned to her job as a Loose Women presenter.
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