"Big Brother Ruined Our Lives"
Apparently 25,000 people applied for this year's Big Brother - but have they all throught it through? This week's Closer magazine has interviewed four former housemates who all claim Big Brother has ruined their lives. Read on for a brief overview of what they had to say...
Lesley - Big Brother Six
"I feel so let down by Big Brother. No one ever tells you what's going to happen as you leave the house. No one tells you your life will be ruined [quelle surprise - Star Trip]. "At first, I thought the hardest thing about leaving the show was facing my family... but it just got worse... I was kicked in the head during one evening out and a girl bottled me another night... I started spending 15 hours a day in bed doing nothing... I was so depressed with all the negative attention... then I was raped in a hotel room following a night out in September... there wasn't enough evidence to take it to court... I had a really good life before Big Brother... now it's all gone down the drain."
Sam - Big Brother Six
"It's been so tough and it just never ends. When I'm out, people shout "slag" at me in the street. When I was on holiday with a friend and we came back from a club one night to find that someone had scrawled 'cellulite city' on our villa windows... because I wore a bikini in the house, men have certain expectations - they think I'm a slapper. I find it difficult to meet men now... Before I went in to the house, I was a marketing student and had certain ambitions. Now no one will take me seriously. I had a breakdown."
Makosi - Big Brother Six
"Since leaving the house I've felt depressed. I don't know whether a doctor would diagnose me as that, but I definitely feel it. In fact, I think about killing myself every day... It all stems from the treatment I got when I came out of the house... the crowd thought I had been manipulative, whereas Anthony came out a hero - which I felt was totally unfair. He didn't even own up to us having sex... I just didn't expect it all to turn out so negatively."
Lisa - Big Brother Four
"Before I went in to the house, one of the producers said to me: "You're going on Big Brother - you've got balls!". I replied: "more balls than you, mate". Little did I realise how this comment would come back to haunt me. From this flippant aside, the press somehow got hold of a story that I was actually a transexual... I was rushed to hospital a week before the Big Brother final. I was so stressed, I was throwing up blood. I didn't want any plastic surgery before I went in the house, but now I've spent £13,000 on a boob job, a nose job and botox. I'd advise anyone against doing Big Brother if they have a good job, a lovely boyfriend and a nice family - they could lose everything."
Oof, all sounds a bit ominous, doesn't it? However, it is worth noting that the four women spoken to were not particularly endearing in the house. Maybe being nice is the key to surviving BB.