Monday 18 December 2017

Foul-mouthed YouTube star Ronnie Pickering 'to join all-star cast of Celebrity Big Brother'

Ronnie Pickering. Photo: YouTube
Ronnie Pickering. Photo: YouTube

Helena Horton

Ronnie Pickering could soon be on your television screen, after sources have said he is a favourite to be on Celebrity Big Brother.

According to the Mirror, show bosses want the foul-mouthed YouTube star to join the all-star cast.

The man, who exhibited road rage in a video posted online, has been reportedly been approached by producers wanting him to appear on the celebrity version of the show.

Sources told the tabloid: “Bosses think sparks would fly if Ronnie enters the house.”

It seems the star needs to be persuaded to join the show, telling the Mirror: "W.T.F. I don’t know about going on there. Would have to think about that one."

He won't be bringing his car with him, if he does appear on the show.

The YouTube celebrity sold his red Citroen on eBay after finding fame, and gave all the proceeds to charity.

The 54-year-old says he wants to show behind the tough guy image is a grandad with a big heart, after being caught losing his temper by Mr Middleton's GoPro camera.

Ronnie said: "I am nothing like the guy you see on that video. I am a Hull lad - a normal guy you'd see walking down the street.

"I like to do things to help people. It's nice to be nice. If anything good can be done from what has happened, great. I just don't have a car anymore."

Funds raised from the auction went towards the L6ve Life Foundation, an organisation set up by motor neurone disease suffer Lee Newton.

In the famous video, Ronnie Pickering lost his temper with a fellow motorist.

He says calmly to the motorcyclist, who is believed to have uploaded the video to YouTube: "Do you know who I am?"

The bemused motorcyclist replies. "What?"

"Do you know who I am?" the driver repeats, leaning forward in his seat.

"Do I care?" he retorts, before goading the driver: "Come on, who are you then?"

"Ronnie Pickering," the man replies.


"Ronnie Pickering!" the driver explodes, barely able to contain his outrage.

Although it seems this exhibition of temper was a one-time event, perhaps producers of Celebrity Big Brother think he may be provoked to do it again on the show.

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