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List of Big Brother (British series 12) housemates

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The following is a list of contestants in the twelfth series (2011) of Big Brother UK.


Aaron Allard-Morgan (born 1980) was the winner of Big Brother 2011. He was a contract manager from Weston-super-Mare.[citation needed] He was nominated for eviction in Weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7.[1] On each occasion, he received the highest proportion of votes to save from the public. On Day 41, Aaron was one of four housemates to win a place at a red carpet premiere of horror movie Paranormal Activity 3.[2] Aaron is the twelfth winner of Big Brother UK winning £50,990.[3]

Aaron has made several television appearances since leaving the house on OK! TV, The Wright Stuff and Big Brother's Bit on the Side. He is no longer running a bar in Weston-super-Mare, has split with Faye and has written a book about his experience in Big Brother.

Preceded by
Josie Gibson
Big Brother UK winner
Series 12 (2011)
Succeeded by
Luke Anderson


Aden Theobald (born 1992) was a student from Enfield, London.[citation needed] He was nominated for eviction in Weeks 3 and 5. He was saved by a margin of half a percent on the first occasion. On the second occasion he received the fewest votes to save and was evicted.[4]


Alex Rose Lee (born 1992) from South Shields, Tyne & Wear.[citation needed] She worked for McDonald's and has worked as an air stewardess.[citation needed] On 22 February 2011 she took part in BBC Three's Snog Marry Avoid?, appearing in episode 8 of series 4. Alex left the house in third place at the Finale, winning an automatic £30,000 share of the prize fund.[3] She had been spared the public vote in all previous weeks. She was never put up for eviction by her fellow housemates. She was the last woman to leave the house.


Anton Murphy (born 1987) was a musician from Croydon, South London.[citation needed] He ran a record label and produced his own music from his studio in London.[citation needed] He celebrated his 24th birthday in the house on Day 23 when he was crowned 'King of the House' for the day and fooled into believing his single had topped the music charts.[5] He was nominated for eviction in Week 5 and received the second fewest votes to save on Day 36. On Day 39, Anton became 'undead' and joined Jay in the Crypt as part of a Week 6 nominations twist spying on their fellow housemates and setting pranks.[6] On Day 41, Anton rejoined the housemates along with Jay when both burst out of coffins to surprise them during a mock "seance". Anton had one minute to choose a fellow housemate to face the public vote alongside himself and Jay, choosing Jem.[7] Anton was evicted on day 43.[8]


Faye Palmer (born 1989) was a professional wrestler from Tamworth, Staffordshire.[citation needed] She takes part in competitive wrestling under the name Darcy Steele.[citation needed] On Day 10, Faye was given the "Diss & Kiss" secret task with the prize of a luxurious date with a male housemate of her choosing. She successfully completed the task and chose Aaron as her date.[9] Faye was nominated for eviction in Weeks 4 and 5.[10] On Day 29, she was joined in the house by her elder sister Jem Palmer. She received the second highest number of votes in Week 5. She faced the public vote again in Week 7 after her sister Jem walked.[11] In the Week 8 Halloween eve nominations, Faye was nominated for eviction; she lost the vote on Day 57 and left the house.[12]


Harry Blake (born 1988) from Cheshire.[citation needed] He owns his own milkshake factory and is a fan of fox hunting.[citation needed] He was nominated for eviction in Week 1. On Day 41, Harry was nominated by Jay to face the public vote during a paranormal themed twist, but on Day 43, he was saved by the largest proportion of public vote along with Jem.[7] He faced the public vote to save from eviction again in Week 7 and was evicted on day 50.[11]


Heaven Afrika (born 1980) was a model, writer and holistic healer from London.[citation needed] Heaven was the first ever house mate to do a bungee jump as part of a task, being lifted from a crane in the garden. In her eviction interview, it was revealed that there was less than half of a percent between Heaven and fellow housemate Aden. She was nominated for eviction on Weeks 2 and 3 and was evicted on Day 22.[13]


Jay McKray (born 1984) was the series runner-up of Big Brother 2011. He is a plumber, fitness instructor, DJ and barber from Newcastle.[citation needed] McKray was married to Louise Cliffe with whom he met during the series. They were married on 9 June 2012.[14] He was nominated for eviction in Week 5 but survived. In Week 6, Jay left the main house to enter the Crypt as a ghoul to participate in a nominations twist.[6] He returned from the 'undead' on Day 41 during a mock "seance", having selected Harry to face the public vote to save alongside himself, Anton and Jem.[7] He was saved from eviction on Day 43 but was put up for eviction again on Day 47.[11] He finished as runner-up.[3]


Jemma "Jem" Palmer (born 1983)[15] was a wrestler from Tamworth, sister of Faye.[citation needed] She has appeared on Gladiators and is known as Inferno.[16] She entered the house on Day 29. On Day 41, Jem won a place at the VIP party celebrating the release of horror movie Paranormal Activity 3.[2] The same night, she was nominated to face the public vote by Anton during a mock "seance" as a paranormal nominations twist, but she walked on Day 48.


Louise Cliffe (born 1985) was an actress, singer, writer and model from Manchester.[citation needed] She has appeared in various popular magazines due to her modelling career and has been crowned Miss Manchester.[17] Louise has also appeared in various films such as Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead and Annihilation Earth.[18] On Day 41, she joined fellow housemates Aaron, Jem and Tom at the red carpet showing of horror film Paranormal Activity 3.[2] Louise was nominated for eviction in Week 8 and she beat Faye to enter Week 9 as a finalist. She finished in fourth place. She married Jay McKray, whom she met in the series.


Maisy James (born 1992) was a store assistant and TV extra from Bromley in south-east London.[citation needed] She was nominated for eviction in Week 4 and was evicted on Day 29.[10] Since her eviction, Maisy has featured as a guest on sister-show, Big Brother's Bit on the Side.


Mark Henderson (born 1982) was a sales assistant from Berkshire.[citation needed] He had previously auditioned for the eleventh series.[19] On Day 27, Mark walked, claiming to be unable to cope under the gaze of the cameras.[20] Since his departure, Mark has appeared as a regular on spin-off show, Big Brother's Bit on the Side.


Rebeckah Vaughan (born 1983) was a hostess from the Wirral.[citation needed] She was nominated for eviction in Week 2 and on Day 15 was evicted from the house.[21] Post-eviction, Rebeckah has joined other ex-housemates on Big Brother's Bit on the Side. On Day 31, she re-entered the Big Brother house for a dinner date with Tom who won it during the 'Let's Get Smashed' task.[22]


Tashie Jackson (born 1990) was a singer and actress from Oxford.[citation needed] She became the first contestant to be evicted on Day 8.[23] Post-eviction, Tashie returned to the compound to do a bungee jump and appeared as a guest on Big Brother's Bit on the Side. On Day 40, Tashie re-entered the house to play a part in the Scream task, appearing to Alex in the small task room as a dog with human head.


Thomas "Tom" O'Connell (born 1990) was a bisexual[24] sales assistant from Solihull, West Midlands.[25][26] Shortly after entering the House, he was informed that his grandfather had died, but he decided to remain in the House. On Day 26, Tom's efforts in meeting his target for doll production in the Toy Factory task gained the housemates a shopping budget of £500, despite his fellow 'workers' sabotaging the task with disruptive behaviour. On Day 31, Tom won a date with ex-contestant Rebeckah during the 'Let's get smashed' task.[22] On Day 41, he joined fellow housemates Aaron, Jem and Louise at the preview night of horror movie Paranormal Activity 3.[2] Like Alex, Tom never faced the public vote until Week 9, when he was evicted on 10 November, receiving fewer votes to win than any of the other remaining housemates. He thus finished in fifth place. Following the prize fund twist, Tom left the house with a reward of £10, plus a promised share of the four finalists' winnings.


  1. 'Big Brother Aaron and Jem up for eviction after latest nominations twist' Digital Spy 25 October 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'Big Brother Paddy Doherty returns to house tonight' Digital Spy 19 October 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Aaron Allard Morgan wins Big Brother 2011 Digital Spy 11 November 2011
  4. 'Aden Theobald evicted from Big Brother' Digital Spy 14 October 2011.
  5. 'Big Brother Housemates set Anton chart mission' Digital Spy 01/10/11
  6. 6.0 6.1 'Big Brother reveals Halloween nominations twist for Anton and Jay' Digital Spy 18 October 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 'Big Brother Harry and Jem put up for eviction with Anton and Jay' Digital Spy 20 October 2011
  8. 'Anton Murphy evicted from Big Brother house' Digital Spy 22 October 2011
  9. 'Big Brother Faye set Diss & Kiss task' Digital Spy 18 September 2011
  10. 10.0 10.1 'Big Brother news Faye and Maisy nominated for eviction' Digital Spy 04/10/11
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 'Harry, Faye, Jay up for eviction with Aaron' Digital Spy 26 October 2011
  12. 'Faye Palmer evicted from Big Brother house' Digital Spy 4 November 2011
  13. "Big Brother news Heaven Afrika I was too much some people". Digital Spy. 1 October 2011.
  14. Big Brother's Louise Cliffe and Jay McKray to marry today - Big Brother News - Reality TV - Digital Spy
  15. "Jemma Palmer housemate profile - Big Brother 2011 on Channel 5 - bbspy". Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. "Gladiators Zone".
  17. "List of winners of Miss Manchester".
  18. Louise Cliffe on IMDb
  19. 'Big Brother 11: Linford Christie's niece, beauty queens, a dwarf and a wrestler among hopefuls looking for a place in the house', mirror.co.uk, 8 June 2010.
  20. 'Big Brother Mark: I've made the right decision to leave the house' Digital Spy 5 October 2011
  21. 'Rebeckah Vaughan evicted from Big Brother house' Digital Spy 23 September 2011
  22. 22.0 22.1 'Big Brother Tom wins a date with Rebeckah' Digital Spy 10 October 2011
  23. 'Tashie becomes first Big Brother evictee' Digital Spy 16 September 2011
  24. Aaron and Tom share a cheeky kiss
  25. 'Tom O'Connell profile' Digital Spy 25 September 2011
  26. "Thomas O'Connell profile". The Mirror. 9 September 2011.

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