Big Brother: The Final Farewell!

by Lisa McGarry

This evening see’s the very end of Big Brother with one of our final seven to be crowned the Ultimate Big Brother champion. As the housemates prepare to pack their suitcases for one last time they each had time yesterday to come to the Diary Room for a nostalgic look back on their experiences.

Here’s just a few of the things they said:

Nikki: I had nothing before I came to Big Brother. It means the world to me. It’s changed my life for the better in so many ways. It’s been the happiest moments of my life. I just lose all my inhibitions here. I have fun and have the time of my life.

Ulrika: Life can be serious at times and I’ll be able to look back at this and remember how to be ridiculous.

Brian: Big Brother from 2001 to now has defined me as to who I am. It’s been my therapy….how much do I owe you?

Chantelle: Big Brother’s changed my life in the biggest way that anything could have. My happiest memory is meeting Preston and even though we’re not together anymore I know he’ll always be in my life.

Nick: Big Brother’s so unique and I think it will stay with me for the rest of my life. The happiest moment was being chosen and walking into the house and the reception from the crowd and the anticipation of being involved in Ultimate Big Brother.

Victor: It’s in my DNA now. It’s in my blood. I’ll always be who I’m gonna be but part of who I am is Big Brother now. That’s that.

Preston: When I came in the first time I’d always be secretly annoyed if people referred to me as Preston from Big Brother rather than Preston from the Ordinary Boys but now I’ve realised, I’m sort of happy being defined by it. By a TV show. Chantelle and I have used the show as a dating service and a marriage guidance service for divorcees.

And with that, the housemates were left to describe Big Brother in one word…

Brian: absolutely f****** amazing
Chantelle: Magnificent
Preston: Rollercoasteresque
Victor: Legendary
Ulrika: Mad
Nick: Provoking
Nikki: Special

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!