Darren Ramsay
Darren 2000
Housemate Profile
Born July 7, 1977 (1977-07-07) (age 41)
Hometown Catford, London
Occupation Meeter & Greeter
Season History
Big Brother 1 (UK)
Place 3rd
Nominations Received 17
Times Nominated 3 (Weeks 6, 8 & 9)
Days 64
Social Media

Darren Ramsay was the third place finisher in Big Brother 1 (UK).


Darren was a 23-year-old who lived in Catford, London. Darren has three brothers and one sister. He also has three children of his own by ex-girlfriend Tammy. His daughters are Shanice (5), Nuviea (4), and Zahnae who celebrated her birthday while he was in the House. Although they are no longer going out together, Darren and Tammy continue to live together with their children.

He was educated at Deptford Green School and Lewisham College where he achieved a BTEC in Business and Finance. His previous jobs include Meeter and Greeter at the Millennium Dome, delivery driver, a sales assistant at clothes shop GAP and a chef. His dream job however would be presenting MTV Europe or Children's television.

None of Darren's family, except Tammy, knew he applied for Big Brother and it came as a complete surprise to them.

He likes cheese and bread, working out, dancing and pets and dislikes getting up in the morning, shaving, London transport and rock music like "Smashing Pumpkins". Physical appearance is important to Darren and he has a phobia of mice and chickens.

Darren's favourite music genres are R&B, soul, pop, house/garage and reggae and his favourite songs are The Beach by All Saints, Flowers by Sweet Female Attitude, Thong Song by Cisco, Willennium by Will Smith and Always by Jon Bon Jovi.

"My friends have advised me to do this so they can laugh at me for once." Darren said of his reasons for auditioning for Big Brother. "My friends all say I'm a flirt, a ladies man and that I'm a big over-grown girl 'cause I change my hairstyles frequently and carry a backpack wherever I go."

Darren says his good traits are good listener, good cook and describes himself as an 'agony uncle'.

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 Sada Wilkington
Caroline O'Shea
Anna Nolan
Caroline O'Shea
Sada Wilkington
3 Andrew Davidson
Melanie Hill
Tom McDermott
4 Craig Phillips
Tom McDermott
Tom McDermott
5 Craig Phillips
Tom McDermott
Craig Phillips
Melanie Hill
6 Tom McDermott
Melanie Hill
Craig Phillips
Melanie Hill
Tom McDermott
7 Melanie Hill
Craig Phillips
Claire Strutton
Craig Phillips
Claire Strutton
Craig Phillips
Claire Strutton
Craig Phillips
8 Melanie Hill
Anna Nolan
Anna Nolan
Craig Phillips
Melanie Hill
9 Ineligible
Third Place

Post Big Brother

  • He appeared on Good Food Live and The Weakest Link.
  • Darren attempted to become a flight attendant.
  • Darren would appear in Ultimate Big Brother in order to find Nick Bateman's notes that revealed who was nominated that week.[1]


  • He is the first housemate to be evicted during the final.


Big Brother 1 (UK) Housemates
Craig 2000 Small
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