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BB 2010 - Wannabe housemates with disabilities

Zoe E Breen Zoe E Breen | 09:17 UK time, Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Love it or hate it, you'll find it difficult to ignore the fact that tonight marks the launch of the 11th and final series of Big Brother in the UK.

The show will kick off with a gaggle of 80 wannabe housemates all vying for a spot in the famous Big Brother house. Exactly how this will happen is currently unclear, but it has been revealed that some of the potential BB contestants have declared disabilities.

To put you in the picture, we have:

Jenna (19)
- she's student of media and English from Pontypridd in Wales, says she has 'disabled arms'.

Leanne (29) - an author who lives in London and has had most of her leg removed due to cancer.

Amin (19) - he's club dancer and actor of Iranian origin, profile describes him as a 'dwarf'.

Steven (40) - ex-forces man from Leicestershire, he's double amputee (legs) and also lost of one eye in service.

So, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to pull out the best Big Brother bits from Ouch!


This month, we had Nikki Grahame (series 7) on the Talk Show speaking openly with Mat and Liz about her battle with anorexia.

Pete Bennett, who featured in the same series, and was a fleeting love interest of Nikki Grahame kindly answered our 13 Questions.

From series 9 Mikey Hughes (blind) and Darnell Swallow (albinism) joined Mat and Liz in October 2008 to talk about their experiences in and out of the BB house.

So, there's everything to play for tonight, and who knows, one of the BB contestants from series 11 will end up on the Ouch! website in a few months time.

Happy viewing!



  • Comment number 1.

    I hate it and found it very easy to ignore. I was amazed it got past the first series... mocking the mentally Ill and disabled should not be a feature of a TV program.. Many participants were very visibly in need of psychiatric help, but were laughed at for weeks on end by a very perverse bunch of viewers...


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