Big Brother’s Glyn Wise unrecognizable 16 years later as he quits showbiz

An iconic Big Brother star is unrecognizable 16 years later as Glyn Wise met his series winner to party in the sun.

Glyn, who appeared on the reality show nearly two decades ago, met Pete Bennett who won this season over the weekend.

The 40-year-old, who has Tourette syndrome, shared a clip on his Instagram with fellow Big Brother star Glyn.

He welcomed his old TV friend, who was the finalist in the 2006 competition, to his home town of Brighton.

Big Brother icons, both Glyn Wise and Pete Bennett, looked unrecognizable in the sunshine.

Glyn Wise Parties With Pete Bennett for Big Brother ‘Reunion’

Screenshot from Pete Bennet’s Instagram video, credit: @PetebenettUK

Pete, who ended up dating fellow contestant, the late Nikki Grahame, after the show, won the top prize that year.

He says in the clip, “W****s, look it’s Pete and Glyn!”

Glyn then looks into the camera lens and asks, “Do you remember us?”

The pair starred in the show’s seventh series, enjoyed each other’s company before heading to Brighton Fair’s Hotel Horror entertainment house.

Pete sported blonde hair and shaved sides, similar to his look in the BB house when he stole the nation’s heart.

While Glyn was almost unrecognizable, with a more rugged look. He seems to have completely ditched the light bleached blonde hair he had around the house and grown a set of beard and mustache.

Big brother icons

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Glyn wrote on his own Instagram page, “Why my best friend #BigBrother! “

He added, “Loved every second of being locked away for three months with this one!”

The duo took part in the 2006 series, hosted by Davina McCall, alongside other famous housemates including Imogen Thomas, Nikki Grahame, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.

Glyn shared with fans in April that he was to begin training to become a Catholic priest in Wales.

Pete, meanwhile, is currently the frontman of Lovedogz. He has also acted in independent horror and comedy films.

It comes after rumors that Big Brother is set to make a big comeback on the small screen. Reports claim ITV chiefs are in ‘talks’ to bring back the reality show after dominating Channel 4 and then Channel 5 afterwards.

The show, which started as a social experiment in 2000, has become an iconic series as part of pop culture, writes Mail Online. It has also made its way around the world in other countries, including spin-off series such as Celebrities Walking Into the House.


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