Big Brother winners from Craig Phillips and Brian Belo to Josie Gibson and Helen Wood


Big Brother bosses have promised fans an "evil" experience on Channel 5 as the popular reality show returns for a 17th series.

Here is a reminder of all the winners of the non-celebrity incarnation of Big Brother to date.

Craig Phillips

Craig Phillips (Ian West/PA)

The Liverpool builder was the first winner of Big Brother in 2000. At that time, the show was broadcast by Channel 4. Craig gave away his £70,000 prize to fund an operation for a friend. He went on to appear in several TV series.

Brian Dowling

Brian Dowling (Ian West/PA)

The Irish air steward won Big Brother in 2001 and went on to a TV career. Brian, who also won Ultimate Big Brother in 2010, famously clashed with Jim Davidson on Hell's Kitchen in 2007.

He was announced as host of the Channel 5 run of Big Brother in 2011 and was replaced by Emma Willis two years later.

Kate Lawler

Kate Lawler (Edmond Terakopian/PA)

The public's choice in 2002, Kate was the first female winner of Big Brother. She has since become a DJ.

Cameron Stout

Cameron Stout (PA)

The Scottish fish trader was the winner of Big Brother 4 in 2003, which was at the time branded "the most boring" by fans.

Nadia Almada

Nadia Almada (Andy Butterton/PA)

Born in Portugal as Jorge Leodoro, Nadia became the first transgender winner of the reality series when she won in 2004. She went on to appear in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in addition to Ultimate Big Brother.

Anthony Hutton

Antony Hutton (Ian West/PA)

The straight hairdresser from Consett in County Durham is best remembered for his memorable bromance inside the house with gay hairdresser Craig Coates. He also sparked controversy with a romp in the swimming pool with housemate Makosi Musambasi in 2005.

Pete Bennett

Pete Bennett (Yui Mok/PA)

The Brighton singer, who has Tourette's syndrome, was the bookies' favourite to win from the night of the launch in 2006.

During his time in the house, he got close to popular fellow contestant Nikki Grahame. They dated for a while before calling it a day.

Brian Belo

Brian Belo (Joel Ryan/PA)

The genial contestant from Essex made a name for himself after claiming he had never heard of William Shakespeare. Brian won the 2007 series and went on to appear in numerous TV series, including Harry Hill's TV Burp.

Rachel Rice

Rachel Rice (PA)

The Welsh trainee teacher proved nice people can finish first in 2008.

Sophie Reade

Sophie Reade (Yui Mok/PA)

The glamour model showed she was game by changing her name by deed poll to Dogface in the first week of the 2009 run.

Josie Gibson

Josie Gibson (Yui Mok/PA)

The Bristol financial sales rep rose to fame in 2010 after winning the last series of Big Brother to be screened on Channel 4. She enjoyed a short-lived relationship with housemate John James Parton.

Aaron Allard-Morgan

Aaron Allard-Morgan (Ian West/PA)

The Weston-super-Mare contract manager won the first series of the Channel 5 incarnation in 2011.

Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson (Channel 5)

Born Laura Anderson in South Africa, the married chef from Wales became the second transgender winner in 2012.

Sam Evans

Sam Evans (Matt Grayson/PA)

The Welsh stockroom assistant won Big Brother in 2013. He beat Dexter Koh to claim the £100,000 prize after 68 days in the famous house.

Helen Wood

Helen Wood (Channel 5)

The Bolton beautician achieved notoriety before she even entered the Big Brother house in 2014 due to a reported encounter with England footballer Wayne Rooney. Helen won the series despite some fans objecting to her brash personality.

Chloe Wilburn

Chloe Wilburn (Ian West/PA)

The office administrator from Doncaster was the winner last year.