BB 2010 - Who is Steve Gill?
So with the excitement of the launch night of Big Brother Series 11 behind us, what do we know about Steve Gill, the second contestant selected to enter the BB house last night?
Steve is a double amputee, having lost both legs and an eye while serving in Northern Ireland 20 years ago. He lives in Leicester and has eight children and is a keen yacht racer who enjoys the outdoors. He lobbies for soldiers who have been injured on duty.
Besides admitting to a phobia of crowded rooms, Steve has revealed that he had his first tattoo when he was 15. It bore a girl's name, part of which was blown off in his accident and the remaining part he keeps covered up.
Comments about Steve on the Big Brother website have ranged from indignance at him being unemployed since he was injured 20 years ago to adulation for him as a 'hero' and 'an inspiration'.
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