The Daily Star has reported that Big Brother housemate Freddie Fisher was fast tracked through the audition process of the show, after a member of staff met him at a wedding.
Dippy Freddie’s caretaker Henry Smith confirmed that Freddie met a Big Brother person at a wedding in his 300 year old stately home.
“We had a wedding here last year and one guest was involved with Big Brother. They had come up from London. That’s possibly where the connection started.”
A university friend also confirmed that Freddie had been fast-tracked through the BB auditions.
He said: “He’s not exactly in Big Brother’s target audience and didn’t contact them – it was the other way round.
“One of the producers was at Oakley Hall and saw Freddie being Freddie in the grounds – being foppish and odd, I guess. Something must have clicked as they said, ‘You must come on the show’. His fate was sealed from then.
“It’s perfectly possible he’s never seen a second of it. But he’ll have researched it. He’s the cleverest person I know.”
A Big Brother spokeswoman said: “Freddie met one of the producers at a wedding but had to go through the audition process like everyone else. He was invited to attend but certainly didn’t receive any favourable treatment.”