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Gay Melburnian enters Big Brother house

Thu 10 May 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

A Melbourne gay man who won a competition to be an Australian ‘Big Brother' housemate entered the house last night and instantly revealed his sexual orientation to the housemates and TV audience. According to his profile, the new gay housemate, Nick, 25, is a nurse, who describes himself as arrogant, vain, and self-absorbed, and has a fear of spiders. He says he's single, and if he could have a super-power it would be X-Ray vision, so he could “mentally undress everyone”. Nick won the ‘Golden Key' promotion where 100 packets of ‘Starburst' lollies contained a unique code entitling the recipient to a free trip to the Big Brother studios on the Gold Coast, where they audition before the show's producers. Before entering the house, Nick said that he wanted to be remembered for his time in the house as being “a little controversial, intriguing and entertaining”. He entered the house dressed as ‘Goldilocks' just before 8.30pm yesterday evening – the eighteenth day of the series – while the housemates were rehearsing a pantomime. Housemates have welcomed the arrival of Nick, with one contestant commenting “it's about bloody time” that a gay housemate entered the house. This year's Australian Big Brother series is not broadcast in New Zealand. Last year's series proved highly controversial, with Australian Prime Minister John Howard calling for its cancellation after two men were disqualified and ejected from the house following an alleged sexual assault.     Ref: Generation Q, (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Thursday, 10th May 2007 - 12:00pm

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