Donny Tourette

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Donny Tourette
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Tourette performing in 2005
Background information
Birth name Patrick Brannan
Born (1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 36)[citation needed]
Liverpool, England
Genres Glam Punk
Instruments vocals
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Towers of London
The Tourettes

Donny Tourette (born Patrick Brannan;[1] 19 June 1981) is an English singer-songwriter best known for his work with the rock n roll band Towers of London.[2] 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?'.[3] 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".[4] 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 less than 48 hours in the house,[5] 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), on which he faced a severe amount of ridicule due to his poor attitude early on in the show. This led to him leaving the panel mid show, only to return soon after. His appearances since have been limited, due to his commitments as a full time, self employed manufacturer of plastic fruit.


  1. ^ "NME: TOWERS COURT DECISION", Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  2. ^ "The Towers Of London @ The Oxford Zodiac", BBC, 2005-02-17. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  3. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother: Latest news from the CBB house", The Sun Online. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  4. ^ "Leo saves Jo from Donny's clutches", AOL Entertainment. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  5. ^ "Donny is Gonny", Channel 4, 2007-01-06. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.