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Craig Phillips
Craig 2000
Winner
Birth Date October 16, 1971 (1971-10-16) (age 45)
Hometown Liverpool
Occupation Builder & Manager

Series Big Brother 1 (UK)
Place 1st
Nominations Received 20
Times Nominated 5 (Weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9)
Days 64

Craig Phillips is the winner of Big Brother 1 (UK).

Biography

Craig, the younger of two children, his family moved to Shropshire in the late 1980s. Craig's dad was killed in a car crash when he was 13 and since then he has looked after his mum, sister and three dogs.

After leaving school at 15 he went to work in a butcher's shop and at 18, Craig secured a day release bricklayers apprenticeship whilst employed with Wrekin Councils construction department.

Craig set up his own building company, and also hires out marquee's for functions and special events. Previously he has worked his way up to managerial level in a butcher's shop in Liverpool.

He describes his good traits as straight forward, confident, talkative, leadership, committed and not self-conscious and his bad traits as argumentative, sleep walker, speaks before he thinks, show off, tries to be the loudest in the group, flauntinng himself and flirting.

Craig finds untidiness in others annoying and hates liars. Craig likes most chart music but hates heavy metal. His favourite artistes are Oasis, Robbie Williams, Texas, Sheryl Crow and Rod Stewart.

He loves Pasta, Chinese, Sweets, Roasts but highly dislikes hot curries. He's into body building and Thai boxing. Craig loves kids and in ten years time he sees himself settled with a family.

Player's History - Big Brother 1 (UK)

Task History

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win
Week 3 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Win
Week 4 Weekly Task Loss
Daily Task Win
Week 5 Weekly Task Win
Week 6 Weekly Task Win
Week 7 Weekly Task Loss
Luxury Win
Week 8 Weekly Task Loss
Luxury Win
Week 9 Luxury Loss

Nominations History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
1 Ineligible
2 Caroline O'Shea
Sada Wilkington
Melanie Hill
3 Caroline O'Shea
Nichola Holt
Melanie Hill
Nichola Holt
Nick Bateman
4 Caroline O'Shea
Nichola Holt
Anna Nolan
Darren Ramsay
5 Nichola Holt
Darren Ramsay
Anna Nolan
Darren Ramsay
Nichola Holt
Nick Bateman
Nominated
6 Darren Ramsay
Anna Nolan
Anna Nolan
Melanie Hill
Nominated
7 Darren Ramsay
Anna Nolan
Anna Nolan
Darren Ramsay
Melanie Hill
Nominated
Darren Ramsay
Anna Nolan
Anna Nolan
Darren Ramsay
Melanie Hill
Nominated
8 Darren Ramsay
Melanie Hill
Anna Nolan
Melanie Hill
Nominated
9 Ineligible
Winner

Post Big Brother

  • Craig announced he was gave his £70,000 prize fund to his friend Joanne Harris, who had Down syndrome, to pay for her heart and lung transplant. He had begun raising money with friends for Harris sometime before entering Big Brother, raising only small amounts of money towards the £250,000 needed for her operation in the USA, but within 6 days of winning he achieved the target required for her life saving operation thanks to public support and generous donations from celebrities. However, Harris died in April 2008.
  • He has featured in comedy series Bo' Selecta! and appeared in the reality TV series, Back To Reality raising £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Trust.
  • At Christmas 2000, Phillips released the charity single, "At This Time of Year" with Warner Music. The single went to Number 14 in the UK Singles Chart, achieving silver disc status and raising over £40,000 for the Down's Syndrome Association. It stayed in the top 40 for three weeks. Since then he has appeared in videos for two other Xmas singles - "Bo Selectas! Proper Crimbo" which reached No. 4 in 2003 and Ricky Tomlinson's "Xmas My A*se" which reached 25 in 2006.
  • In the 1990s, before his TV career began, Phillips bought and renovated his first house. He presented Renovation Street with Linda Robson for Carlton ITV before being brought in as the DIY expert for the BBC on an exclusive contract in 2001.
  • In 2003, Phillips appeared on the fifth series of Fort Boyard.
  • Phillips has now presented as 'resident expert' on a large number of televisions shows across the globe including Housecall (live daily morning show), BBC 1, Housecall in the Country, BBC 1, Builders Sweat and Tears, BBC 1 & UK Style, Our House, UK Style, Trading Up, BBC 1 & UK Style, Big Strong Boys, BBC 1 & UK Style, Boyz In The Wood (2 x 10 part carpentry series) Discovery Realtime, Big Strong Boys In The Sun (Europe), BBC 1, Renovation Street, ITV1 & Discovery Realtime, Sex and the City (Series 4 - Episode 7 (USA) NBC,Trading Up In The Sun (Europe) BBC 1, House Trap, BBC 1 and Craig’s Trade Tips, BBC 1.
  • He also has a production company called Avent Productions. For Avent he has presented the programmes Conversion a 10 part series for Discovery Realtime and the sixth series of Hung, Drawn & Quartered, a 6 part series filmed worldwide for British Forces Broadcasting Service. The company also produces corporate productions many of these for building companies.
  • In 2007 Phillips joined the team of 60 Minute Makeover for ITV1. He completed 80 shows in 2008, the first 40 of these aired in late 2008 with a further 40 airing throughout Spring 2009.
  • February 2009 saw Phillips appear in Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in "Escape from Takeaway Prison" for six weeks.
  • Summer 2009 saw the release of his autobiography with Bantam Press (A division of Transworld). On 29 May 2009, he talked to Petrie Hosken on LBC (London's Biggest Conversation - 97.3 FM) about his time in Big Brother 1 and how lots of wannabe's are now entering Big Brother.
  • During Big Brother 10, Craig returned to face Freddie Fisher in a task as part of the tenth anniversary of Big Brother (UK).
  • In April 2011, he hosted a show called Celebrity DIY with Craig Phillips for Home. In 2011, he also became an ambassador for Ryobi. In June 2011 he also hosted If It's Broke, Fit It for Home.

Trivia

  • He received the most nominations out of any housemate this season, with 20.
  • He was also nominated the most times this season, having been nominated 4 times before the Finale vote.
Big Brother 1 (UK) Housemates
Craig 2000 Small
Craig
Anna 2000 Small
Darren 2000 Small
Melanie 2000 Small
Claire 2000 Small
Tom 2000 Small
Nichola 2000 Small
Nick 2000 Small
Caroline 2000 Small
Andrew 2000 Small
Sada 2000 Small
Winner
Runner-Up
Finalist
Evicted
Ejected

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