|The Legendary Housemates returning tonight are:
Nikki Grahame (Series 7/2006)
Brian Belo (Series 8/2007)
Helen Wood (Series 15/2014)
Helen Wood Interview
You’re going back in, and you’re a Legendary Big Brother Housemate! How do you feel about that?
It’s a privilege, it really is. I am dead excited, I am happy I got an email yesterday that said welcome back you are a Legendary Housemate! Even though I was looking on Twitter yesterday and people were saying she better not bloody be going in there! Although I have also had a lot of support on Twitter as well so I am really buzzing about that.
Why did you apply to for Big Brother in the first place and what made you decide to go back?
For years and years, when I was about 19, 20 my mates told me to go in. I am quite sharp tempered, outgoing and quick with my come backs. But at the same time I am really, really easy going and fun and I must have done something right as obviously I won! Last year I said I would never go back as it would tarnish my experience but that is a load of s**t as they weren’t my friends, apart from Steve.
This is why it is different this year, I am not going there to make friends, I will enjoy their company but I am not going to get deep with people. I am using this to my advantage.
No doubt Big Brother will have lots of tricks up his sleeve during Time Warp Week, are you ready for it? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for your return?
Yes bring on the s**t stirring. I don’t have any tricks I want Big Brother to put the pressure on this week, I want the tasks, I want the question games and honesty games, I want Big Brother to fire questions at me and put me on the spot.
Are there any Housemates that have made an impact on you? Who do you think will be your friends and who will you not enjoy living with?
Absolutely adore Marc, adore him, he is by far my favourite and I want him to win by far. My mind might change when I get in there. Marc could be one of my best friends and he could be one of my worst enemies. Going by his banter I think Marc likes people to dislike him I think he thrives off it. If he gives me the cold shoulder I know he will be being tactical.
Viewers and fans feel they know you from watching you in the past. Will you do anything differently this time around?
I probably won’t think as much before I say things as I won’t regard them as my friend. I won’t be as sensitive towards their feelings.
For the first two days you will be living in Big Brother’s ‘Timebomb Bunker’ with other Legendary Housemates and either Marc, Sam or Simon. Who would you like to be with in the Bunker? Who wouldn’t you like to be with?
Marc. And I wouldn’t like to be with either Simon or Sam. Other Legends would be Victor Ebuwa, and Louisa Zissman and Dappy.
So you must have insider knowledge from last time. What tips can you share for survival in the Big Brother House?
My tip is just be yourself. Some win through a sympathy vote and that p****s me off! I won as I won people over. If Jack wins I think he has won because he is fat and I can’t be arsed with that.
What is your biggest achievement since being on Big Brother?
I have changed a lot and have learnt to be more tolerant and to count to ten. I mean mentally not literally. But that might all go out the window this week! If I don’t like someone I won’t be tolerant of it.
What are your biggest memories from your Big Brother experience?
Probably Armageddon Week and my letter from home. It was from my best friend who is my rock.
Do you have any advice for this year’s Housemates and will you tell them when you're in there?
Yes, they are not your friends, you shouldn’t trust anyone! You have only been there for a few weeks and enjoy the experience. They are acquaintances and you are on a TV show.
You were at the centre of a lot or arguments during your time in the House? How do you think you will fare this time around?
I will just count to ten then walk off. I find laughing in people’s faces winds them up more up. I need to be a smart arse as that winds people up even more. I need to be like how I am on Twitter and be funny with them.