MISSING A TRICK Celebrity Big Brother bosses have made a huge mistake… I’d be raging if I was Ekin-Su, says Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

WITH glamorous looks to match her bold, outspoken, fiery personality, it’s no surprise Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace is one of Big Brother’s biggest stars.

The north Londoner, 45, finished third in the 2006 series of the reality show, and his since been a regular on spin-off shows Big Brother’s Little Brother, Bit on the Side and Big Mouth.

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace offers her take on this year's Celebrity Big Brother contestants

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace offers her take on this year’s Celebrity Big Brother contestantsCredit: Olivia West

Aisleyne entered the Big Brother house in 2006, eventually coming third

Aisleyne entered the Big Brother house in 2006, eventually coming thirdCredit: Rex
So she’s more than qualified to be our very own Celebrity Big Brother ‘big mouth’ – offering her take on the new ITV series and its line-up, along with some juicy insider gossip.

Here millionaire property mogul and OnlyFans star Aisleyne reveals how the show changed her life beyond comprehension, what it’s really like to live in the most famous house in the country… and why she fears producers have made a BIG mistake.

WHEN I entered the Big Brother house, I’d been homeless since the age of 15.

I slept on park benches. I had no money, no food, no family, nothing.

I lived in hostels, and had a really tough, hard life. Then I went on Big Brother, and everything changed.

Suddenly I was on the cover of lads’ mags across the country, and hanging out at every glitzy celeb party going.

If I’m honest, Big Brother was the biggest mind game that I’ve ever been through. I mean, I’ve had some toxic boyfriends, but Big Brother was the most toxic of them all!

People say it’s a bit like going to jail – but I think it must be worse, because you can’t call your friends and family, you can’t watch TV, and you don’t know what’s going on in the news.

Aisleyne with her close friend Nikki Grahame (left) who tragically died in April 2021

Aisleyne with her close friend Nikki Grahame (left) who tragically died in April 2021Credit: E4
Plus, you’ve got the whole world looking at you!

Despite that I went back for seconds in 2017, when I re-entered the house as a Legend, along with 2007 winner Brian Belo and my late friend Nikki Grahame, who I miss so much.

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Big Brother was nothing like reality shows today, like Love Island or Towie – it was so organic and unscripted, the only things set up by producers were the tasks, but they had no idea how we were going to react.

Love island is a completely different show. It’s very staged, very put together and you’re interacting with another person.

So ex-Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu might be in for a shock.

People say Big Brother a bit like going to jail – but I think it must be worse, because you can’t call your friends and family, you can’t watch TV, and you don’t know what’s going on in the news

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

I do think producers have missed a trick here though – Ekin-Su is absolutely beautiful, but there’s no young (or old) single straight men for her – if I was her, I’d be fuming!

She’s one of the biggest reality TV stars in the country right now, having even been on The Traitors US, but I wonder if she might be a bit boring in CBB with no one to flirt with.

I think the main thing that’s going to be missing from this house is a romance – it’s what the viewers love seeing!

Aisleyne has her say on this year's CBB line-up

Aisleyne has her say on this year’s CBB line-upCredit: Olivia West

There's no single man in the Big Brother house for Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

There’s no single man in the Big Brother house for Ekin-Su CülcüloğluCredit: Getty

Budget blown

I had my concerns about Big Brother moving to ITV last year – I feared it was going to become too edited and vanilla, unlike my series which was wild and hardcore.

But they got it right with the civilian one, and I was pleasantly surprised by the casting.

While the CBB lineup does seem fun, I suspect most of the budget went on Talk TV’s Sharon Osbourne – as I’ve never heard of half of the others!

I don’t blame Sharon for only going in for a week, because she’s an icon.

I went in for a week the second time around, and I made sure that they put some respect on my cheque, so I’m sure she did the same!

Sharon Osbourne is only going into the Celebrity Big Brother house for a week

Sharon Osbourne is only going into the Celebrity Big Brother house for a weekCredit: Getty

‘Potty mouth’

One person I do think is going to be a great housemate who won’t be afraid to say it how it is, is Ibiza Weekender star David Potts – though he may prove annoying to live with.

I’ve met him before and he’s very nice, but very, very loud, and he lives by his name – he’s got a very potty mouth!

I expect he might be a bit much for some of the older housemates, like presenter Fern Britton and Sharon’s former X Factor co-star Louis Walsh.

I love that they’re older and are legends in their own right – they’ve got so much showbiz gossip that I’m hoping they’ll drop in the house.

I really hope Fern gets drunk and spills the beans on what happened with her former This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield.

Aisleyne says David Potts is going to drive the other housemates up the wall

Aisleyne says David Potts is going to drive the other housemates up the wallCredit: Rex
That is going to be a shocker I reckon, but I’m worried ITV will cut things out if they’re too controversial.

I also can’t believe the Princess of Wales’ uncle Gary Goldsmith is going into the house – I’ve literally never heard of him, but he’s already my favourite housemate!

I don’t know whether it’s some master plan by the Royal Family and they’re all in on it to seem a bit more down with the people, or if he’s the black sheep going in there to gossip about them all. Either way I’m here for it, and I can’t wait!

Celebrity Big Brother can absolutely make or break a celeb.

We saw Roxanne Pallett cancelled in 2018 when she falsely accused Ryan Thomas of assaulting her.

Cancel culture is rife, and I think celebrities in particular are really aware of that, so I expect everyone’s going to be a bit more polished. It’s not as raw as it used to be back in the day.

But time will tell – maybe they’ll get all the celebs drunk and they start cancelling themselves!

Aisleyne thinks Kate Middleton's uncle Gary Goldsmith is one of the best signings

Aisleyne thinks Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith is one of the best signingsCredit: Getty

Aisleyne with Imogen Thomas on her first series of Big Brother

Aisleyne with Imogen Thomas on her first series of Big BrotherCredit: Channel 4

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