Big Brother (UK) Online logo/ eye image


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.

Article continues below advert

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.

Check back soon for more Big Brother UK Latest News, and please participate in our fun Polls and Big Brother Blog

Sign-up for the Big Brother Online Newsletter now

Please double-check your spelling and use an address that you check regularly, including in the evenings

Your e-mail address:

Your first name:

Advertise Here

2010 is the last year for Big Brother UK, but that's a GOOD thing for advertisers.

To find out why, click here.

Recent News Articles

  If You've Enjoyed Using This Site And Want To Thank Us...
  You Are Now Voting For A Winner
  Nick: "I Think My Time Is Up"
  Housemates Discuss The Future Of Big Brother
  Brian's Followers Get Too Close For Comfort
  Chantelle Discusses Reason For Marriage Failure
  Vic Not Impressed With The ToT's Cold Showers
  Nick Thinks He Might Get A Show From UBB Appearance

Click a title above to read the relevant article. See all of our Big Brother UK News here.