List of Big Brother 17 housemates (UK)

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The following is a list of housemates in the seventeenth series of Big Brother UK.

Alex[edit]

Alex Cannon, aged 27, is a model and personal trainer from Liverpool.[1] Before Big Brother, Alex featured in the MTV series Judge Geordie, alongside Vicky Pattison.[2] He entered the Main House on Day 1,[3] but was targeted by The Others on Day 2 and was nominated for what he believed to be the first eviction. Unbeknownst to him, this eviction was fake and he was chosen by The Others to be evicted on Day 4, but instead lost housemate status and moved to the Other House.[4] On Day 13, he moved back to the Main House after the two Houses merged.[5] Alex was evicted in a twist on Day 48, just two days before the final.

Andrew[edit]

Emory Andrew Tate, aged 29, is a four time world kickboxing champion from Chicago, United States, who now lives in Luton, his British mother's birthplace.[6] He is a member of Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. Before Big Brother, Andrew appeared on T4 reality-show Ultimate Traveller. He entered the Other House on Day 1.[7] As a collective, The Others were asked to target three housemates for the first eviction. On Day 1 they unknowingly targeted Laura,[8] then on Day 2 they targeted Alex.[9] and then targeted Jackson on Day 3.[10] On Day 4, Andrew was voted by the public to enter the Main House to embark on a secret mission in order to win housemate status.[11] On Day 7, Andrew was removed from the house.[12]

Andy[edit]

Andy John West, aged 34, is a journalist from Milton Keynes.[13] He was suspended from the BBC in late 2015 after describing comments made by Sports Personality of the Year nominee Tyson Fury as “homophobic and misogynistic".[14] He entered the Main House on Day 1,[15] but on Day 2 he was chosen to face the first eviction by fellow housemate Alex. Unbeknownst to him, this eviction was fake, but he survived anyway. On Day 9, Andy was nominated for the first real eviction this time by his fellow housemates. He survived this eviction on Day 11. On Day 13, he won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head. On Day 21, Andy was nominated for a second time.[16] He survived this eviction on Day 25. On Day 27, Andy's boyfriend Ed entered the house as part of a task and proposed, to which Andy accepted.[17] On Day 35, during "Annihilation Week", the housemates were split into two teams and were asked to target somebody for eviction from the opposing team. Andy was chosen, however in a further twist he was actually granted immunity for the rest of the week instead of being evicted.[18] On Day 43, despite not being nominated for eviction in the final week, a twist during a task meant Sam had to save a nominated housemate and replace them with somebody else. He chose to save Jayne and nominate Andy in her place.[19] He survived this eviction on Day 46. Andy eventually left the House on Day 50 having finished in fourth place. Since exiting the house Andy became a regular panellist and segment host on companion show Big Brother's Bit on the Side, he is the only one from his series that has worked and appeared on the show outwith their series.

Charlie[edit]

Charlie Louise Doherty, aged 31, is a dancer and entertainer from Folkestone.[20] She attended a Catholic school, has previous worked as an exotic dancer, and appeared on a 2010 episode of Snog Marry Avoid. She entered the Other House on Day 1,[21] and shortly afterwards discovered her ex-boyfriend Jason was living in the Main House.[22] As a collective, The Others were asked to target three housemates for the first eviction. On Day 1, they unknowingly targeted Laura,[8] then on Day 2 they targeted Alex.[9] and then targeted Jackson on Day 3.[10] On Day 13, she moved to the Main House for the first time after the two Houses merged. On Day 14, Charlie was nominated for the second eviction by her fellow housemates,[23] but survived this on Day 18. On Day 30, she was nominated for a second time,[24] which ultimately led to her eviction on Day 32.[25] Charlie briefly returned to the House on Day 47 as part of a task.

Chelsea[edit]

Chelsea Singh, aged 48, is an entrepreneur from Chelsea.[26] He entered the Main House on Day 1.[27] On Day 3, he was chosen to face the first eviction by housemate Jackson. Unbeknownst to him, this eviction was fake.[28] He became targeted again on Day 8, losing housemate status and moving to the Other House becoming one of The Others. On Day 13, he moved back to the Main House after the two Houses merged. On Day 30, he was nominated for eviction by his fellow housemates,[24] but survived this on Day 32.[29] On Day 34, Chelsea became the first victim of "Annihilation Week" and fifth housemate following a twist where the housemates had to unanimously decide who would be evicted. Chelsea briefly returned to the House on Day 47 as part of a task.

Emma[edit]

Emma Louise Jensen, aged 30, is a DJ from Essex.[30] Before Big Brother, Emma appeared on the E4 reality-dating show Young, Free and Single. Emma entered the house with Victoria, her twin sister, and were to compete as one housemate. They entered the Main House on Day 1.[31] Victoria decided to walk from the house on Day 5. Emma decided to remain in the house, and was reclassified as a single housemate.[32] On Day 9, Emma was nominated by her fellow housemates to face the first eviction. She survived this on Day 11. On Day 13, she won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head.[33] On Day 31, Emma was removed from the House after several attempts to break out.[34][35]

Evelyn[edit]

Evelyn Ellis, aged 20, is a nightclub hostess from London.[36] She was born in Sydney, Australia, before emigrating to the United Kingdom. She entered the Main House on Day 1.[37] On Day 13, she won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head.[33] On Day 21, she was nominated by her fellow housemates to face the third eviction.[16] She survived this eviction on Day 25.[38] Evelyn left the House on Day 50 having finished in fifth place.

Georgina[edit]

Georgina Leigh Cantwell, aged 26, is from Kent.[39] Before Big Brother, Georgina appeared in the E4 series Taking New York.[40] She entered the Main House on Day 1.[41] On Day 9, Georgina discovered she was nominated for the first eviction, however she survived this on Day 11. On Day 13, she won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head.[33] She was nominated for a second time on Day 21, this time to face the third eviction.[16] On Day 25, she was evicted after receiving most votes to evict.[42] Georgina briefly returned to the House on Day 47 as part of a task.

Hughie[edit]

Hughie Maughan Junior, aged 21, is a youth worker from Dublin.[43] Maughan, an Irish Traveller, came out as bisexual to his immediate family shortly before entering the house. He entered the second house on Day 1.[44] As a collective, The Others were asked to target three housemates for the first eviction. On Day 1 they unknowingly targeted Laura,[8] then on Day 2 they targeted Alex.[9] and then targeted Jackson on Day 3.[10] On Day 13, he moved to the Main House for the first time after the two Houses merged. On Day 14, Hughie was nominated for the second eviction by his fellow housemates,[23] but survived this on Day 18.[45] Hughie became runner-up of the series on Day 50.

Jackson[edit]

Jackson Blyton, aged 24, is a model from Nottingham.[46] He has appeared in a Calvin Klein campaign alongside Rita Ora.[47] He entered the Main House on Day 1,[48] but was targeted by The Others on Day 3 and was told he'd be facing eviction. However, unknown to him, the eviction was fake.[28] On Day 4, he was chosen by The Others to be evicted, but instead lost housemate status and moved to the Other House.[4] On Day 13, he moved back to the Main House after the two Houses merged. On Day 42, Jackson was nominated by his fellow housemates to face the final eviction.[49] He survived this eviction on Day 46. Jackson finished in third place on Day 50.

Jason[edit]

Jason Burrill, aged 45, is a property developer and salon owner from Brighton.[50] He has worked as a body double for Dave Bautista in Spectre and Guardians of the Galaxy, and also acted alongside Danniella Westbrook in Essex Vendetta, playing Vincent's Henchman.[51] He entered the Main House on Day 1,[52] and was completely unaware his ex-girlfriend Charlie was living in the Other house.[22] He finally discovered that Charlie was living in the Other House on Day 11 after a live reveal. On Day 13, he won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head. On Day 30, Jason was nominated for eviction by his fellow housemates.[53] He survived this eviction on Day 32. On Day 36, as part of a twist during "Annihilation Week", the housemates were lined up in front of a button and were told if they pressed it they'd earn themselves £20,000 which would be taken from the prize fund. However, as a consequence, they'd have to evict one of their fellow housemates. Jason pressed the button and chose to evict Lateysha.[54] Jason was nominated once again on Day 42.[49] He survived this on Day 46. On Day 50, Jason was announced as the winner of the series.[55]

Preceded by
Chloe Wilburn
Big Brother UK winner
Series 17 (2016)
Succeeded by
Isabelle Warburton

Jayne[edit]

Jayne Louise Connery, aged 49, is a private investigator, and businesswoman from Buckinghamshire.[56] She has previously worked as a journalist and has interviewed many celebrities, including Dustin Hoffman, Joan Collins and Dolly Parton. She entered the second house on Day 1.[57] As a collective, The Others were asked to target three housemates for the first eviction. On Day 1 they unknowingly targeted Laura,[8] then on Day 2 they targeted Alex.[9] and then targeted Jackson on Day 3.[10] On Day 13, she moved to the Main House for the first time after the two Houses merged. On Day 21, she received 10 nominations from her fellow housemates, equalling the record of most nominations in a single week held by Big Brother 11's Sunshine, Big Brother 14's Dexter and Celebrity Big Brother 11's Heidi & Spencer. This therefore meant she was nominated for the third eviction.[58] She survived this eviction on Day 25.[38] On Day 42, Jayne was nominated once again by her fellow housemates, however in a twist on Day 43, she was saved from eviction and was replaced with Andy instead.[19] Jayne left the House on Day 50 having finished in sixth place.

Lateysha[edit]

Lateysha Grace, aged 23, is a model, singer and reality TV star from Port Talbot.[59] Before Big Brother, Lateysha appeared in MTV's The Valleys.[60] She entered the Main House on Day 1,[61] and shortly afterwards was chosen to face eviction in a launch night twist after Laura was forced to nominate one of her fellow housemates.[62] Unbeknownst to her, this eviction was fake, but she survived anyway. On Day 13, she won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head. On Day 36, following a twist during "Annihilation Week", Lateysha became the sixth Housemate to be evicted after Jason earned himself £20,000 and the right to evict one of his Housemates.[63] Lateysha briefly returned for a task on Day 47.

Laura[edit]

Laura Carter, aged 30, is a model, dancer and club hostess from London, now lives in Sheffield.[64] She is best known for her sexual interactions with Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.[65] Before Big Brother, Laura appeared on E4's reality-dating show Young, Free and Single.[66] She entered the Main House on Day 1,[67] and shortly afterwards was targeted by The Others to face eviction.[62] However, unbeknownst to her this eviction was fake, but she survived anyway. On Day 4, when two of The Others began an undercover mission in the Main House, Laura became their first target for that week's eviction and had to ensure that she received the most nominations from her fellow housemates. They failed this mission.[68] On Day 13, she won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head.[5] On Day 39, Laura, Ryan and Sam received the fewest votes to save and therefore faced the last twist of "Annihilation Week" where the Housemates had to decide who, out of the three, was evicted. Laura survived this vote after receiving three out of seven votes to evict. On Day 42, she was nominated for eviction during the final week which ultimately lead to becoming the eighth housemate to be evicted on Day 46.

Marco[edit]

Marco Pierre White Junior, aged 21, is a model from London.[69] He is the son of chef Marco Pierre White.[70] He entered the Main House on Day 1. Day 9, Marco was nominated for the first eviction,[71] which led to him becoming the first housemate to be evicted on Day 11 having received the most votes to evict.[72]

Natalie[edit]

Natalie Rowe, aged 52, is a former dominatrix from London.[73] She entered the second house on Day 1.[74] As a collective, The Others were asked to target three housemates for the first eviction. On Day 1 they unknowingly targeted Laura,[8] then on Day 2 they targeted Alex.[9] and then targeted Jackson on Day 3.[10] On Day 13, she moved to the Main House for the first time after the two Houses merged. On Day 14, Natalie was nominated for the second eviction by her fellow housemates. On Day 16, she received a formal warning after hitting fellow housemate Laura while arguing over alcohol. She was evicted on Day 18.[75]

Ryan[edit]

Ryan Ruckledge, aged 24, is an energy broker from Blackpool.[76] Before Big Brother, Ryan appeared in the tenth series and twelfth series of The X Factor.[77][78] He entered the second house on Day 1.[79] As a collective, The Others were asked to target three housemates for the first eviction. On Day 1 they unknowingly targeted Laura,[8] then on Day 2 they targeted Alex.[9] and then targeted Jackson on Day 3.[10] On Day 4, Ryan was voted by the public to enter the Main House to embark on a secret mission in order to win housemate status.[11] As part of his secret mission, Ryan had to ensure that the Others' target Laura was nominated for the first eviction. On Day 9, Ryan failed this secret mission and therefore returned to the Other House.[68] On Day 13, he moved back to the Main House after the two Houses merged.[5] On Day 39, Laura, Ryan and Sam received the fewest votes to save and therefore faced the last twist of "Annihilation Week" where the Housemates had to decide who, out of the three, was evicted. With four out of seven votes, Ryan ultimately became the seventh housemate to be evicted.

Sam[edit]

Sam Giffen, aged 23, is a model and hair stylist from Lytham.[80] He entered the Main House on Day 1.[81] On Day 13, he won immunity from the next eviction after the Housemates and the Others went head-to-head. On Day 39, Laura, Ryan and Sam received the fewest votes to save and therefore faced the last twist of "Annihilation Week" where the Housemates had to decide who, out of the three, was evicted. Sam survived this after receiving no votes to evict from his fellow housemates. On Day 43, having won a task, Sam had the power to save a nominated housemate and replace them with somebody else. He chose to save Jayne and replace her with Andy.[82] In a twist on Day 48, just two days before the final, Sam was evicted with Alex.

Victoria[edit]

Victoria Jensen, aged 30, is a DJ from Essex.[30] Victoria entered the house with Emma, her twin sister, and were to compete as one housemate. They entered the Main House on Day 1.[31] Victoria decided to walk from the house on Day 5. Emma decided to remain in the house, and was reclassified as a single housemate.[32]

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