'I Lost It All' - Big Brother Winner Reveals He Is Homeless During Appearance On Jeremy Kyle
Big Brother winner Pete Bennett has revealed he is penniless and sleeping on people's sofas following his success on the reality show. Bennett, who lives with Tourette's Syndrome, was voted the nation's favourite housemate in 2006 but appeared on Jeremy Kyle this week to reveal that he has since lost all of the money he won on the show. He told the host that he became hooked on ketamine after losing seven of his friends and struggled to find work due to his association with reality TV. "The work dried up pretty fast, no-one would touch me with a barge pole because I was to do with Big Brother. I lost it all. It all kind of went wrong, it didn't go to plan. I had all that money and I didn't know what to do with it. I put it on the wrong things. I was homeless after having so much money, it's easy come, easy go. The fame pushed me in a way I didn't want to go, I didn't like it." He added that he got into drugs 15 years ago and had "always been a party animal" but had now sought proper help for his addiction and was hoping to launch an acting career. "He [the therapist] asked me about loss and I told him about all my friends that had died. I obviously hadn't been dealing with it, I'd been taking K and being disassociated with it. I'm in a better place than I am, it would be nice to have my mates here and all that, I've been through a lot of loss. I've got into acting and I've got into films, my Tourette's has calmed down... Hollywood is next."