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Yes Steve, We Know: You Need New Legs

Steve Gill - Big Brother UK Contestant

We'll probably be berated by some fans for noting this, but we can't help noticing that Steve has upped his game in terms of talking about his false limb requirements lately.

While we recognise that daily life must be a struggle for the bomb-blast victim and double-amputee, we don't think that he should win Big Brother 11 'just because' of his disabilities. And the majority of fans feel the same way according to popularity Polls.

Although he was the bookies' favourite at the beginning of the series, Steve has never been popular with fans, mainly because he has come across as a bit too bossy, grumpy, lazy and even letchy.

Unlike many of the guests who've appeared on BBLB this season and insisted on paying lip service to the 41-year-old, we can't pretend that we want him to win or make allowances for his behaviour based on his disabilities.

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Frankly, Steve isn't popular with viewers, and his peers have set him up for a big fall by going on-and-on about how likely he is to win the series. The thing is, he obviously believes it, because recently all he's talked about is spending the £100k prize money on new legs, or just referenced his legs even though it wasn't relevant to the conversation.

The ex-army man is blatantly going for the sympathy vote, which a better (read: more fun, less static) contestant might have been able to pull off. Instead, fans have been discussing the fact that according to him, he likes to spend his money on prestige cars, flash watches and tattoos, and they wonder why they should help him.

We certainly don't begrudge Steve – who's currently walking around on odd legs – getting himself sorted for a decent pair of high-tech limbs if he really is in need, but frankly, the show's fans aren't going to pick someone who's done virtually nothing all series as their winner, whatever their problems.

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