Monday 23 April 2018

Anna Nolan gearing up for reunion of original Big Brother cast

Anna Nolan with Big Brother housemates Craig and Darren
Anna Nolan with Big Brother housemates Craig and Darren
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Anna Nolan is heading to London for a reunion of the original Big Brother cast for a photoshoot to celebrate 15 years of reality TV.

The presenter will be reunited with 11 other housemates who shared the very first Big Brother house with her back in 2000 on Channel 4.

Writing for the Herald, she said she "immediately said yes" and is looking forward to catching up with the housemates who have "completely disappeared off the planet" as well as the ones she has kept in touch with over social media.

Craig, the builder from Liverpool, who won the first year, is now a property developer while Mel has a baby boy and Darren "hasn't aged a bit".

Anna Nolan
Anna Nolan

Caggie (Caroline) has found Jesus in recent years.

"[She] was the loud ballsey Brumielass.  She wore dark lip liner and she made me laugh a lot.  IN recent years, she has found Jesus.

"Her posts on social media are fascinating and full of praise for her Lord.  Her beliefs are extreme and she has many conspiracy theories about paedophilia in the world of politics and the church".

Anna has been asked if she has regretted doing the show but she said she does not.

"I can remember filling out the application form and filming myself to make a video to send to the producers.  I was taking a chance at the time, and that chance worked out so well for me."

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She added, "Fifteen years ago we were young(ish), innocent(ish) guinea pigs, about to step into what was to become the biggest television show of a generation.

"Like any reunion, no doubt we will hear of how life has thrown many challenges, many hurdles in people's paths, and hopefully given them some gifts along the way".

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