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Big Brother’s rich list from mega-earner Imogen Thomas to Brian Dowling’s £3m fortune

Big Brother’s rich list from mega-earner Imogen Thomas to Brian Dowling’s £3m fortune

BIG Brother has gripped fans after making a return to our screens.

The first series launched 23 years ago and was a trailblazer for reality TV, but which of the contestants have made the most cash?

Alison Hammond

One of the most well-known faces on TV, Alison started her career on Big Brother in 2002.

She is now best known for hosting This Morning on a Friday along with Dermot O’Leary.

The modest millionaire is also the new co-host on The Great British Bake Off alongside Noel Fielding.

Alison has also done Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celeb, as well as making her film debut in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Alison is now a regular presenter on This Morning


Remember Sam and Amanda Marchant, the runners-up in BB8?

Although they’re no longer in the spotlight, the blonde twins wasted no time earning their first million with their own skincare and fragrance range, fitness DVD and a big money deal with Hello Kitty.

Twins Sam and Amanda went on to earn big money

Josie Gibson

This Morning star Josie Gibson kicked off her career in 2010 when she won BB11.

She now shares a luxurious home with her toddler Reggie-James.

Her fitness DVD knocked Davina off the top of the charts and TV presenting, modelling and launching her own perfume made her a millionaire.

Josie quickly became a millionaire

Brian Belo

BB8 winner Brian went back for a second stint in the show in 2015.

He claimed he had the idea for TOWIE and sued ITV and Lime Pictures, settling out of court for a rumoured £1million.

Brian raked in the cash following his stints

Kate Lawler

The show’s first female winner presented Channel 4’s breakfast show RI:SE and modelled for lads’ mags when she came out of the house.

Millionaire Kate, 43, took some time out of the spotlight and she’s now a DJ on Virgin Radio.

Kate has earned herself a string of jobs since winning the show in 2002

Sophie Reade

Bubbly Sophie Reade won BB10 and posed for Playboy.

After having her son, the savvy 33 year old returned to glamour modelling and charges fans to watch her steamy videos on her website, netting her an estimated fortune of £1.5million.

Sophie went on to model for Playboy

Nick Bateman

Despite being booted off BB1 for cheating, “Nasty Nick”, 50, cashed in on his experience, making £2million out of magazine deals, TV appearances and his book, How To Be A Right B*****d.

He wisely invested in property and now lives in Sydney, Australia.

Nick has taken his nasty streak Down Under

Imogen Thomas

Former Miss Wales Imogen won hearts on BB7, which boosted her modelling career.

Soon afterwards, she was named as one of the richest housemates with a whopping £2.9million.

The 40-year-old model has a beautiful Edwardian home in West London and ran a booming swimwear brand, Chasing Summer, before deciding to devote more time to her two daughters.

Imogen earned millions following her house stint in 2006

Brian Dowling

Ex-Ryanair steward Brian, 45, won season two and became a TV presenter, fronting SMTV with Cat Deeley before returning to BB as host.

A string of telly gigs helped him build up a fortune of around £3million and he recently competed in Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars.

Brian went on to win Ultimate BB in 2010, making him the ultimate housemate

Craig Phillips

He was the chirpy builder who went on Big Brother to raise money for his friend’s heart and lung transplant, but Craig, 51, was the show’s first winner and went on to become its richest man.

The savvy star has a property empire and showed his skills on DIY shows such as 60 Minute Makeover and Big Strong Boys, giving him an estimated fortune of over £6million.

Craig has certainly secured a hefty amount since winning the first series

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