New Big Brother series starts with London contestants

08:15 06 June 2012

The new Big Brother chair PIC: Channel 5

The new Big Brother chair PIC: Channel 5

Three Londoners were among 16 contestants to enter the Big Brother house for the new series of the show on Channel 5 – the fourth within the space of a year.

Here is a brief potted biography of each one will is set to grace - or disgrace, telly screens across the nation in the coming weeks – or until phone voters eject them from the process.

Victoria Eisermann, 41, from London, is a plus-size model who formerly did glamour work and has appeared in a number of commercials.

She is also an animal rights campaigner who set up a dog rescue charity, which has housed 100 animals, and loves her pets. “I’ve got five dogs, I’m the crazy dog lady,” she says.

Victoria became a vegan eight years ago and reckons she is “secretly trying to turn everyone vegetarian”. She split from her husband eight months ago.

Sheivonne Robinson, 28, from Lewisham swapped being assistant manager of a nail varnish outlet to enter the house.

She used to a hostess at the Playboy club in London, complete with bunny ears. She has also launched Playboy products by jetting off on the company’s plane and met Hugh Hefner twice.

Describing herself a “professional arguer,” she said: “I’m very logical and lyrically gifted - I’m taking the argument to the left and little do they know they are following.”

Boasting that she can down 10 tequila shots in 30 seconds, Sheivonne is currently single. She does not trust men, but may make exception for Peter Andre, although she adds: “Even he’s a bit short.”

Benedict Garrett, 32, from east London hit the headlines when it emerged he was a former porn actor and also worked as a stripper while teaching at a school in Ilford.

The General Teaching Council found his dual life amounted to unacceptable professional conduct last year, but was told he could keep his job.

He hopes being in Big Brother will act “as a platform for challenging perceptions”. He looks after an 18-year-old

foster son, who he calls the greatest experience of his life.

Says he would hate to find himself cooped up with loud or laddish people with “lots to prove but nothing to say”.

He went on the wrong show, then.

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