Where Big Brother 19's stars are now – from secret role on this year's show to psychic Brazilian and Playboy model's son | The SunNovember 16, 2023
FROM an ‘accidental winner’ to a Playboy model’s son and a psychic Brazilian, here’s where the 2018 Big Brother contestants are now.
Cue dramatic music and a farewell banner. Big Brother 2018 was dubbed the ‘last ever’ Channel 5 series and the live finale was battled out between four housemates: Zoe Jones, Akeem Griffiths, Cian Carrigan and Cameron Cole.
Not only did winner Cameron come out of the reality show with £100,000, he also came out as gay during his time on the small screen.
Host Emma Willis said is was one of ‘the loveliest things’ she'd seen on TV… unlike some of the contestants’ behaviour in the house, but more on that drama below.
Superfan Cameron was only 9 months old when Big Brother (UK) first landed on Channel 4 and the 19-year-old from Norwich went on to win the popularity contest.
Former vlogger Cameron, who is the youngest ever housemate to win BBUK, calls himself an ‘Accidental Winner’ and an ‘Antisocial Socialiser’.
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The Goldsmiths psychology student now lives in London.
Cameron even popped up in the launch show of this year's Big Brother – but it was never mentioned by the new hosts.
Bum-flashing Scottish lass Ellis Hillon was kicked off the show after just ONE day inside the iconic house.
The former McDonald's employee was removed from the reality series after some old ‘racist’ and ‘discriminating’ Tweets resurfaced from when she was a teen.
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A Big Brother spokesperson said at the time: "As a result of our investigation into offensive and unacceptable posts on social media, Ellis Hillon has been removed from the Big Brother house."
The 4ft 8 mum now has a blossoming career on OnlyFans and describes herself as a ‘Petite Blonde Pocket Rocket’.
Welsh Training Consultant Akeem bagged second place in the BB final.
The 2018 runner-up, who once sent an X-rated photo of himself to his mum by mistake, says on social media that he enjoys ‘competing in extreme challenges for charity’.
The married dad has since raised over £5k for Macmillan Cancer Support and is a personal trainer.
He told followers recently: “5 years ago today l left the Big Brother house as the runner up. Where has the time gone? Memories that will last a lifetime.”
Brazilian-born Anamélia Silva from Sweden, who came to the UK with just £30 in her pocket, made loud waves in the house as a Spiritual Advisor and psychic and claimed she had been ‘misrepresented’.
The bisexual Londoner previously appeared on The X Factor but failed to pass the first round.
She was also the first person to be evicted in the 2018 series, neither of which she predicted.
She is now a creative director and events manager.
‘Modern Buddhist’, blogger and freelance graphic designer Brooke described herself as ‘nomadic’ and wanted to ‘represent lesbian women’ while bringing a ‘young, dynamic, millennial spin’ to the BB house.
She has continued as a graphic designer, content creator and influencer.
Farmer finalist Cian from Tipperary, Ireland, described his time in the BB bungalow as an ‘emotional rollercoaster’ and an ‘experience and adventure that still remains so important and poignant’ to him.
The proud gay activist, who ‘isn’t your usual country boy’, told followers recently: “From the excessive wearing of faux fur, hair removal cream encounters, laughs, smiles, genuine emotional connections, nudity, love and support to the outbursts, screams, frustration, anxiety and tears, we were a family in there, and I wouldn't trade my experience for the world.”
The media personality has since appeared on First Dates Ireland, Channel 5, BBC & RTÉ.
Suffolk lad Isaac Jagroop describes himself as a ‘party boy that should have been a professional footballer.’
The previous Birmingham University student said about his reality TV experience: “I had such a laugh in that house, met some amazing people and made some real friendships.”
A former player for Ipswich, the self-confessed party boy is a club promoter and still lives in Brummie.
Born in Georgia, the former Moscow resident moved to London as a child and is an artist and actress.
The passionate vegan, who once starred in an HBO series playing a Russian assassin, walked out of BB house after a flare-up with Lewis Flanagan.
She is now a vegan ambassador and founder of The Bio Fashion Vible (yes, that’s Bible with a ‘V’) and lives in the capital focussing on vegan fashion range, Goldrad.
Nottingham call centre worker and Health and Social Care graduate Kenaley, who was evicted from the house a few weeks before the final, wanted to be ‘the first black woman to win Big Brother’, but it ‘wasn’t meant to be’.
She describes herself on LinkedIn as ‘a confident young lady with a passion to become successful and independent’ and works for as a sales agent for Domestic and General Property Support Services.
Stockton-On-Tees yoga-loving bartender Lewis, who clashed with housemates Lewis G, Kay and Hussain, was nominated for eviction four times and left the building on day 43 after ‘offensive language’ and impersonating Hitler.
On his dramatic exit, he said: “It was a slip of the tongue and then I tried to mock Hitler and did an impression of him saying ‘Kill the Jews’.
“It was an impression not a statement of my beliefs at all – and has come out completely wrong and I’m devastated.
“I am not anti-Semitic, I am agnostic. I love all people. It was a misguided comment that came out wrong.”
He has since kept a low profile on social media.
London Bricklayer Lewis G was known for his arrogant behaviour and was evicted in week 2 after being nominated by almost everyone.
He spent part of his childhood in LA where his mum was a Playboy model, and at one point ‘lived in’ Hugh Hefner’s boob-heavy abode.
It’s thought he ‘got intimate’ with Ellis Hillon despite her only being in the house for a 19 hours.
He is now a rapper with new music out, Finally. (The name of the song), not the public’s reaction.
Barnsley’s Sîan bagged 5th place and was evicted just before the final.
The former cafe waitress and single mother now describes herself as a ‘hot British virtual fantasy and fetish queen’, and delights fans with ‘calls, video calls and personal requests’, and describes herself as being ‘famous for smoking’.
Gender fluid Tomasz is originally from Poland.
The former cleaner is ‘most passionate about LGBTQ+ issues around the world, income equality and computer games’.
After Big Brother, he went on to appear on MTV’s Just Tattoo of Us and describes himself as ‘plus size gender fluid queen, activist, star, icon and overall a fierce b***h!
Halifax carer Zoe Jones previously described her family as ‘the Yorkshire equivalent to the Kardashians’, minus the ‘glam or mansions.”
The single mum, who admitted she has a ‘few different personalities’, got into a spot of bother while in the BB house and had to be restrained during a beefy bust-up with Hussain Ahmed.
The brown belt in karate appears to have stayed away from social media since her appearance on the small screen.