Josie Gibson

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Josie Gibson
Josie Gibson 2015.jpg
Gibson in 2015
Born (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 33)
Bristol, England
OccupationTelevision personality
Partner(s)John James Parton (2010–2011)

Josie Diane Shirley Gibson[1] (born 24 January 1985)[2] is an English television personality. She rose to prominence after winning Big Brother 2010 and entered Ultimate Big Brother the same year. She was a regular guest host on Channel 5 magazine series OK! TV.

As a housemate on Big Brother[edit]

Gibson was the first contestant to be selected by Big Brother to be a housemate on Day 1 of the final Channel 4 series of Big Brother. Throughout her stay she received only five nominations for eviction and never once faced the public vote. She entered into a romantic relationship with fellow housemate John James Parton and upon leaving Big Brother the pair confirmed their boyfriend/girlfriend status. On Day 66 of Big Brother 11, Josie was selected by the other housemates to receive a ticket to the final. On Day 77 of Big Brother 11, she was announced as the winner with 77.5% of the public vote which is the highest there has ever been out of any other Big Brother series.[3]

After an interview with Davina McCall, she confirmed she was going to take part in Ultimate Big Brother then re-entered the Big Brother house 18 minutes later. On Day 3 of Ultimate Big Brother, Gibson walked out of the house while other housemates were nominating. It was confirmed by Big Brother to the Ultimate housemates that she was not returning to the Ultimate Big Brother house.[4] She was reunited with Parton seconds after breaking out as he was at the Big Brother compound recording a message for her.[5] Her fellow Ultimate housemates shared their sadness after her exit with Ulrika Jonsson crying and eventual winner Brian Dowling predicting that she would have won if she had stayed.[6]

Presenting and other projects[edit]

In early 2011, Gibson released a perfume called 'Josie'.[7] She also released limited edition hoodie tops on her official website. She is a spokesmodel for Curvissa Clothing.[8] She did an implied nude photoshoot in August 2011. Gibson writes a regular column for Now magazine.

Gibson is a showbiz reporter for Channel 5 show OK! TV. She appeared on the show on Thursdays and has been presented since the first episode on 14 February 2011. She also guest presented the show when Jenny Frost was away. OK! TV ended on 16 December 2011. She was also a roving reporter for Big Brother's Bit On The Side and Team Captain from August to November 2011.

Gibson was a weekly animal reporter for Channel 5's Live With.... She appeared first on 8 March 2012, and was a regular feature on the show and appeared once every week. Since April 2012 Gibson has written a column in Now magazine called "Just Josie". In July 2012, Gibson did a photoshoot in Closer magazine to show off her weight loss after pictures of her surfaced in May 2012 in Ibiza where she was unhappy with her weight.

Since leaving the Big Brother house she has become one of the most successful contestants ever with many magazine deals, and TV appearances on shows such as: Celebrity Wedding Planner, Celebrity Impossible, Let's do Lunch with Gino & Mel, The Wright Stuff, Silent Library, Wagons Den, Celebrity Juice, Live From Studio Five, The Vanessa Show, OK! TV, Big Brother's Bit On the Side, Live with..., and Loose Women, as well as having her own reality shows John James and Josie: What happened Next and There's Something About Josie.

In January 2013, Josie became the official new face of Pearlys, a UK nationwide cosmetic teeth whitening company associated with TV shows like The X-Factor, Britain's Biggest Losers, Gok Wan's Style Secrets and The Only Way is Essex. She released a workout DVD called Josie Gibson: 30 Second Slim in January 2013.

In February 2017, she appeared as contestant on The Jump, but was the first celebrity eliminated after refusing to take part in the live ski jump. It was announced shortly after her departure from The Jump that she would be present a new dating show called Getting Jiggy With Josie and that it would air later in the year on Made TV.[9]

Personal trainer[edit]

Gibson is now a qualified personal trainer and nutritional adviser with two fitness DVDs and a book.[10]

Josie and John James: What Happened Next[edit]

In October 2010, she and John James Parton appeared in a one-off fly on the wall show following their lives together called Josie and John James: What Happened Next. In May 2011, she appeared in three-part reality TV series There's Something About Josie.

Guest appearances[edit]

Gibson has appeared on The Vanessa Show, Loose Women, Celebrity Juice, Let's Do Lunch With Gino and Mel, Live From Studio Five and The Wright Stuff. She also appeared on Big Brother spin-off shows Big Brother's Little Brother, Big Brother's Big Mouth, and Silent Library. She has appeared on Celebrity Impossible, a TV game show to raise money for charity. Gibson has also appeared on the show Celebrity Wedding Planner on Channel 5 in January 2012 and Celebrity Dinner Date in January 2016.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gibson is originally from Bristol and attended Brimsham Green School in Yate.[11]

Gibson has raised funds to support children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. She donated £20,000 of her winnings to the charity when she left Big Brother.[12]


  1. ^ "Josie Gibson: British media Icon reveals "I feel my most sexiest in Gym gear"". Women Fitness. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bio". Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Josie wins Big Brother 11! - Big Brother News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ Josie walks out of Ultimate Big Brother after two days
  5. ^ Thursday, 26 August 2010, 15:40 BST (26 August 2010). "Josie walks out of UBB house - Ultimate Big Brother News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  6. ^ Thursday, 26 August 2010, 16:40 BST (26 August 2010). "Housemates react to Josie's exit - Ultimate Big Brother News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Josie Perfume". Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Curvissa". March 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
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  10. ^ "Josie Gibson". Now magazine. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Where did these 11 Bristol celebrities go to school?",Bristol Post, 2 April 2017 (Accessed 4th April 2017)
  12. ^ "Bristol charity CLIC Sargent 'thrilled' by Big Brother winner Josie's pledge". Bristol Post. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2017.