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Steve Talks About His Wheelchair Basketball Team

Steven Gill - Big Brother 11 UK Housemate

Steve has talked about the wheelchair basketball team he plays in competitively tonight.

Chatting to Dave as the pair played catch in the lounge with a makeshift ball, the 40-year-old was asked if the hoop is set lower to allow for the fact that the players are obviously a lot lower down than the usual 6ft+ basketball players.

"Nah, exactly the same: ten foot," stated the ex-soldier. In response, Dave acknowledged that it can't be easy for the players to score, and wondered if the games are therefore lower scoring. Steve answered in the negative and declared: "I tell you what, it's an awesome sport".

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The Leicester Cobras player/ coach went-on to explain that he usually plays a few times a week and can travel as far as Edinburgh to play. However, he told Dave that he had to take a season out after suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome, which required an operation on both hands.

Steve was recently described by one of the tabloid newspapers as the 'David Beckham of his team', because he wears the number 23 on his shirt just like the world-famous footy star.

Just to clarify, it wasn't because he's got a similar six-pack stomach!

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