The Pete Bennett of Big Brother 11, Shabby was the ninth housemate to enter the BB house tonight. She said during her intro VT:
I take myself quite seriously which is ridiculous. I don’t really want a proper job because its all bollocks really. Who would really want to work from 9 to 5?
I like fat women, I like thin women I like tall women, small women, gay women, you’re all welcome in Shab’s house!”
First Name: Keeley/ Shabby
Occupation: Film maker
Former child actor turned rebel girl Shabby (real name Keeley) describes herself as ‘a walking contradiction with a love of poetry and giant boobs’. A squatter, Shabby lives in a squat in a Victorian house in south London.
Keen to transform people’s opinions of squatters, Shabby believes she is a citizen of the world. She can not spend more than six months in one place so has to move on. Despite wanting to portray squatters in a new light (she has a shoot planned with Italian Vogue) she admits she eats food discarded by supermarkets.
Her film career as a child star saw her appear in Black Beauty and lose out to Lindsay Lohan for the role in Parent Trap. She’s now returned to filmmaking from the other side of the camera and thinks ‘films shouldn’t be escapist; they should hold a mirror up to the world and show it what it’s really like’.
A country girl in her childhood, she moved to London aged 17. She always knew she was gay and at school all the girls who wanted to experiment with their sexuality used to kiss her to test the waters.
Her mum found out she was a lesbian when she was caught Shabby with her first girlfriend. She dislikes public transport, authority figures and strawberries – her fear of mould means she refuses to eat fruit at all . She hates being told no and has an inner spoilt brat waiting to get out. Oppression, and Keria Knightley, make her angry and she was once regressed and learnt she was an elf in a former life.