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Old 13-06-2006, 06:31 AM   #1
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I'm sorry to have break this news, I thought they were for keeps.

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By SARA NATHAN
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DIPPY Big Brother star Helen Adams has dumped lover Paul Clarke — five years after they fell in love on the show.

Hairdresser Helen, 28 — famous for saying “Oh, my God” and “I love blinking, I do” — ended the romance after a rocky few months.

She said: “I felt like the Wicked Witch because I was first to say something. Once we started being honest, we realised we get on better as friends.”

The pair, who met on BB2, have sold their home in Barnet, North London, and are renting separate flats.

Paul, 29, admitted last night: “The last couple of months have been hell. But deep, deep down we know we’re making the right decision.

“From the day we met, we’ve never had time apart. We need to find ourselves again.”

The couple had the longest-running BB romance.


Tom McDermott, 35, and Claire Strutton, 29, met on the first Big Brother in 2000 and had a son, now three. But they split last year.

BB3’s Sophie Pritchard wed Lee Davey and had a son Max, now six months, but recently broke up.

And BB5’s Michelle Bass and Stuart Wilson — who famously romped under the dining table — split last July.

Last year Helen, from Wales, told The Sun she dreamed of a pink diamond engagement ring.

But Paul said yesterday: “For five years people have been asking me, ‘How's Helen? When are you getting married?’ It starts to drain you. It’s not that I don’t like talking about Helen, I just wanted to be a private person again.”

Helen told Heat magazine: “We’ll always be friends and Paul will still help me with long words.”
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2...270286,00.html

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Old 13-06-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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Is this why ROB has gone AWOL?
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Old 13-06-2006, 07:21 AM   #3
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I'm so gutted where's the crying smilie when you need him.
Can't really say anything more I really thought the next news we'd get on them would be about the wedding.
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Old 13-06-2006, 07:39 AM   #4
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It's really sad. (yeah where is the crying smilie Rach?)

I still reckon there's hope for a reconcilliation. Maybe they just need time apart
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Old 13-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #5
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MUUAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAA!!

I told you they'd never last
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Old 13-06-2006, 11:21 AM   #6
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ermm bonzobaby I don't think you'll be getting a very warm welcome with a first post like that.
Using the to celebrate the end of someones relationship isn't the nicest of things to do is it
I know I'm not on my own when I say quite a few of our oldest members are very fond of Helen and Paul and if you were around all those years ago you'd have seen that they were one of the main reasons TIBB is what it is today.

anyway back to the topic I found him> again
I've read the Heat magazine interview and it's all very sad.They've done a final joint interview to put the record straight and stop lies being made up.
I hope they can both find happiness and I hope they mean it when they say that they will always stay friends.
From reading the interview if the questions weren't about them splitting you'd think they were as happy as ever together if that makes sense
The way they still talk about each other is an example to anyone that's in the same position I think.
I do think it will be difficult for them to move on though everyone knows them as half of a couple.I just hope they are doing the right thing
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Old 13-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #7
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I never watched BB2 so can't really comment on what they were like together but its such a shame when they had lasted that long together after meeting in the BB house.
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Old 13-06-2006, 11:58 AM   #8
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ermm bonzobaby I don't think you'll be getting a very warm welcome with a first post like that.
Using the to celebrate the end of someones relationship isn't the nicest of things to do is it
I know I'm not on my own when I say quite a few of our oldest members are very fond of Helen and Paul and if you were around all those years ago you'd have seen that they were one of the main reasons TIBB is what it is today.


Rach, my dear, surely those halcyon days of Paul boring the nation to tears with his LIES (or as I think the romantic old birds on here might put it, "tall stories") and dippy Helen falling for his 'charms' (just glad she's realised that she can do so much better) aren't THAT long ago?

If you are waxing lyrical about how the original members were so smitten by the relationship, then surely you'll realise that I precede the vast majority of the members on here.

BTW, what *did* happen to LEE? Couldn't stand her...
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Old 13-06-2006, 12:15 PM   #9
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I'm sure LEE will sleep well in her bed knowing that bonzo and yep i think I may well remember you from all those years ago aswell.
Still you had a long wait to say I told you so.so enjoy your moment.
Anyway this thread wasn't for this was it
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Old 13-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #10
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Well I for one was very sad to hear read this today!! I honestly thought they were a lovely couple and for keeps but sometimes things just don't work I suppose I wish them all the best and an sure they will be happy again and they say they will remain friends and if anything they still sound like they very much care about one another so believe them when they say they will remain friends!!

It would be even sadder if they didn't as they have spent the last 5 years together so that would be a shame!!
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Old 13-06-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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It's a shame to hear this news.

I really though Hellen and Paul would be together forever. Perhaps if they met in the reak world with no media attention it would have lasted. That seems to be the reason for the split.
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Old 13-06-2006, 02:03 PM   #12
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OH NO! that is such a shame i really hope that they only need some time to themselves and end up back together although it all sounds so final selling their house and all
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Old 13-06-2006, 02:08 PM   #13
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When Rach texted me this morning with the news, I was devastated. Couldnt believe it until I actually saw it in print.

Bonzo there are an awful lot of Paul and Helen fans on this site. You may not be amongst us but please dont sound so pleased that they have split.

As for me I wish them well in the future - you never know absence makes the heart grow fonder. That article certainly sounds as if they are still really close. Good on them for doing a joint interview. It must have been very hard for them. Feel like I have lost one of the family. Stupid but true.

BTW Sticks - ROB is up to her eyes at work that is why she hasnt been around.
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Old 13-06-2006, 03:22 PM   #14
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Old 13-06-2006, 03:25 PM   #15
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Absoutley gutted to hear this. I really thought they were meant to be,would last forvever and such. I didn't even watch BB2 and I'm upset so I can't even imagine what you guys are feeling.
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Old 13-06-2006, 03:28 PM   #16
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Old 13-06-2006, 03:35 PM   #17
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Thanks James.

I'm crying again
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Old 13-06-2006, 03:48 PM   #18
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I guess this must have happened a good few months ago, knowing how long it takes to sell a property.
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Old 13-06-2006, 03:56 PM   #19
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I've been so upset all day about this but spending the last 5 years hoping they'll stay together and defending them for probably the first couple of years I think it's going to take some time to get used to them not being Helen & Paul.
CC I don't really think Helen is to blame in this I think it's one of those things that happen.
She gave up so much to be with him she left Wales & her mum and I suspect turned down some tv offers that he didn't want her to do early after bb finished.In every interview she's hinted for him to propose and he didn't.
I don't think anyone is to blame.I think the pressure of everyone expecting them to marry maybe was a factor.that happens in all realtionships people keep asking when it will happen but it must have been much worse when strangers are doing it aswell.
I just wish they'd married and maybe it would have made them work at it more.relationships do change into something different after so many years but it doesn't mean the end in most.I just hope that if one of them misses the other then they'll tell each other.
They still sound as if they care very much for each other which in some ways makes it harder to understand.
from The Sun article this morning most of the newspaper sites have picked up on it so I think they'll perhaps get more attention over the next few weeks than they'd want.
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Old 13-06-2006, 04:04 PM   #20
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Good points rachb.

Helen did hint a lot that she wanted him to propose so maybe she just got fed of waiting??

At least they had the nous to arrange a last pay day from heat........
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Old 13-06-2006, 04:10 PM   #21
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I think the Heat interview was just to tell everyone.If they were getting asked each day when they were getting married after they'd split that would hurt so much.
It's probably the easiest way of them letting everyone know.
Also to stop the tabloids making up stories of why they split.
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Old 13-06-2006, 04:50 PM   #22
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Looks like the Lord Low Troll finally won

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Old 13-06-2006, 04:57 PM   #23
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That is a shame

I suppose it shows that a Big Brother relationship is just the same as any other.

I hope they are both very happy
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Old 13-06-2006, 05:23 PM   #24
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Bonzo there are an awful lot of Paul and Helen fans on this site. You may not be amongst us but please dont sound so pleased that they have split.
Please don't think I'm a hater of Paul and Helen - indeed, I have always been a fan of Helen (Brian and Helen were always my favourites in BB2 - I didn't mind which won, as long as one of them did).

As this is a big brother forum, I thought one would be welcome to post one's opinions on Big Brother related news such as this.

As Helen was one of my favourite housemates, I'm actually delighted that they have split - better to go your seperate ways than suffer in a loveless relationship!

So here's to the split
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Old 13-06-2006, 05:56 PM   #25
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Awwww. I just read about it on digital spy. I thought they'd be together forever- glad their still friends though! x
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