|Birth name||Patrick Brannan|
19 June 1985 |
|Associated acts||Towers of London
Donny Tourette (born Patrick Brannan, 19 June 1981) is an English singer-songwriter best known for his work with the rock n roll band Towers of London. He rose to greater prominence after appearing in the 2007 edition of Celebrity Big Brother. Tourette was the eighth Celebrity Big Brother 2007 contestant to enter the UK Big Brother House on 3 January 2007. He swore at the crowd and made rude gestures, some crowd members chanted 'Who are ya?'. The host, Davina McCall, said that he "smelled like a brewery".
On his first night in the house, Tourette jumped into the jacuzzi fully clothed. Later on, Jo O'Meara of S Club 7 pop fame, grabbed the double bed in the bedrooms, stated "I'm not sharing with Donny. I'd rather sleep on the floor. I can't sleep with a guy like that". Leo Sayer offered to swap with O'Meara, but after a while entered the diary room, saying "Donny's all right, but seeing him sprawled stark naked is not appealing". In the end Tourette had the bed to himself.
The house was later divided into "servant" and "master" quarters with Tourette as part of the servant section. Tourette scaled the garden wall to freedom after fewer than 48 hours in the house, stating "I'm not waiting hand on foot, on some fucking moron and her family", in reference to Jade Goody and her mother, as his reason for scaling the wall.
On 7 February 2007, Tourette appeared as a contestant on pop quiz game show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Series 20, Episode 2). During the show, Tourette was lampooned by several of the other panellists including Bill Bailey, who described him as "about as punk as Enya".
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