What made you decide to do Big Brother?
I've done a lot of things in my life. I've achieved a lot travelled the world and had fun doing all these things. Then an opportunity came to do the show. I took it on as a challenge and the fact that I've never done anything like this before. Plus I'd have the chance to meet people I'd never meet in my normal day to day life. So I ceased the opportunity.
How did you find your Big Brother experience?
Challenging at times but fun too. There's always the messy house that gets on my nut! Some people had no manners at all. Then there's the boredom. You find yourself talking about the same thing over and over again.
Who did you bond with best in the house and who didn't you?
I bonded the best with Jason as we are of a similar age and have lots in common. Plus we Are both in business and have done well in our business life. We also had a lot of banter together and really got on. The least person I got on with was Lateysha. We had nothing in common! I also found her too loud and our personalities were very different.
Did you ever thing about quitting the show?
Yes I did once when I broke out the big brother house. I left with Marco, we was on our way to Miami. I promised him we would go the next day. We would have gone too but we were getting drunk outside till 5.30am We were then convinced back in by the TV execs. A day in the big brother house lasts about a week. It's mental.
What have you been up to since the show?
Been doing meet and greets up and down the country. It's amazing how people recognise you. I was doing A PA in Wolverhampton in Sept and 1000 people in the club went mental. Also bought a restaurant and bar in Windsor opposite the castle. I'm also currently recording 3 different TV shows for terrestrial TV and have a few more potential shows in the pipeline.
Are you gutted at all you didn't win?
I'm not gutted I didn't win as I went in for experience and after 4 weeks I was rather looking forward to leaving to be honest. I don't need the money and didn't do it for the fame. So 4 weeks in a nuthouse was enough time to experience the show. Although the fame and recognition that came after the show is rather nice.
Is there anything you would like to tell your supporters?
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all my supporters and fans. You have all been amazing I've had a great journey thanks to you all. So many nice comments have been made and my fans have been saying things like they've known me for ages. I guess that's what happens when your on TV everyday people get to know you rather well.. Thanks for all your support and let's aaaaaaave it!
What are some of the things people tell you when they meet you in the street?
They say you was funny on the show and said it like it is! Basically what they are saying Is i kept it real. They are not bloody wrong about that me ol'muckers. I'm also one of the most recognisable characters from the show so I'm always doing selfies for the fans. People are always really nice and a lot of them use a line I'm known for. They say let's aaaaaaave it Chelsea. That always cracks me up.
Are you happy Jason was crowned the winner?
I was very happy when Jason was crowned I was getting all my followers to vote for him. It's well documented and I also went to the newspapers the daily star and on there it says Chelsea defends Jason. He's a great guy and we've become good friends.
Where do you see yourself next year career-wise?
Well as you know I'm an entrepreneur so I'm always buying and selling businesses And starting up new ventures. Career wise I will continue in business that's for sure and if the TV work and magazine work and PA work continues to land on my table I will take that up too. I've done 4 radio shows and another 3 to do but my work commitments have not allowed me to fulfil all the work that I'm offered.
What are the pros and cons of being on TV?
Well the pros of being on TV is there are too many to list here but here are a few of them. I'm getting offered a lot of media work. My website http://www.cs-investments.com gets so many hits now. That in return it gives me a lot of business to potential buy or start up. Being able to help people is great too I've done a few charity events and met some great people along the way. You are recognized pretty much everywhere you go. The only con I can think of and it is a small price to pay I suppose is that you lose your privacy.
‘Shut the f*** up’ BB’s Chelsea defends game player Jason