What Big Brother 3 stars did next from tragic death, normal jobs to lads mags

Big Brother series three was a stone cold classic.

The third season of the Channel 4 reality show saw the series move to a different location, as Newham London Borough Council ordered the complex to be returned to a natural habitat after planning permissions expired in 2002 for the former house.

The Big Brother house has been located at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire since season three onwards.

An average of 5.8million viewers watched the season, making it the highest viewed series of the show.

BB3 final took place on July 26, 2002 with Jade Goody, Alex Sibley, Jonathan Regan and Kate Lawer in the running to be crowned the winner.

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Host Davina McCall was on hand to announce the name of the champion and the finale peaked at 10 million viewers, making it the second most watched episode of Big Brother and the tenth most watched broadcast by Channel 4 to date.

Daily Star has taken a look at where some of the most iconic of the Big Brother 3 cast are now.

Kate Lawler

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Kate was the first female contestant to win Big Brother.

Since leaving the Borehamwood bungalow, the blonde beauty appeared in various lads' magazines including Loaded, Front, Nuts and Zoo.

She also entered Love Island 2 back in 2006 where she came third top female in the final.

Kate returned to the Big Brother house as a hijacker for a day in 2008 and ran the London Marathon the same year wearing only Ann Summers lingerie, raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The TV personality, now 41, became a mother for the first time in February this year as she and fiancé Martin 'Boj' Bojtos welcomed their daughter Noa.

Announcing the arrival of their little one, Martin took to his Instagram Story to write: "Hi everyone, sorry for the radio silence, it's been a long day.

"Nuchky is fine, fit and healthy, as is Kate. We had a bit of complication but Nuchky is ok and on the quick mend and will be with us tomorrow, all being good."

He added: "Nuchky is gorgeous and has lots of hair which make me think Kate definitely has a hairy lover out there."

Jonathan Regan

Jonny came in second place behind his on-screen best friend Kate.

After leaving the house, the Durham-born star quit his job as a firefighter and later got a gig touring the country in musical Boogie Nights.

He also famously appeared in a string of British Gas adverts as a repairman.

Now, Jonny has two successful photography businesses and lives in Hartlepool.

The TV personality met up with fellow housemates Kate, Alison and PJ for a BB3 reunion in 2017.

Fans rushed to comment on the post and reminisce about the early days of Big Brother.

One reality TV addict commented: "This was the best year ever when you all played games and weren't in it for fame."

Another wrote: "You guys were the best! Not been the same since."

Alex Sibley

Alex believed he was fittest housemate ever when he entered the Big Brother house.

He came third place in the grand finale, losing out to Jonny and Kate.

The reality star remains an enthusiastic BB fan and regularly appeared on Big Brother's Bit on the Side.

After leaving the show, he was offered a number of telly deals – including his own Nickelodeon show.

However, he was involved in a car accident two years later.

Alex has always denied dangerous driving, and the case against him was dropped in 2006.

He has expressed his wish to join the line-up of gruelling ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, revealing that he has messaged the producers for the last "four or five years".

Jade Goody

Jade's time in the house was remarkable for her constant references to her "kebab", her inability to hold her booze, and her relentless good humour.

The Essex beauty was a hugely popular TV personality when she left the house and went on to star in her own television programmes after her eviction from the show, which in turn led to her launching a variety of products under her own name.

However, she fell from grace following a controversial appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007.

In August 2008, she participated in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother, but left the show early and returned to the UK after finding out that she had cervical cancer.

By February 2009, the cancer had metastasised and she was terminally ill. She married fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jack Tweed on 22 February 2009 and died one month later, in the early hours of 22 March 2009, at age 27.

Jade left behind two young children Bobby and Freddie from her relationship with TV presenter Jeff Brazier.

PJ Ellis

PJ hit the headlines when he got very steamy with Jade under the covers, before later denying anything had happened at all.

After the show, he has since got married, had a son and is now living in Birmingham where he works as a Commercial Lawyer.

He also founded a charity in Birmingham which supports local projects in the area.

The reality star told the The Sun last year that he still feels "weird:" about Jade's tragic death.

He said: "I was devastated about what happened to Jade – it is still pretty weird to deal with."

PJ admitted that the pair’s saucy shenanigans were a lot more innocent than most people thought at the time.

"Did we have one of those kisses that most people have at Christmas, and laugh about the next day? Well yes, only we did it in front of 10 million people,” he said.

"Did we go on to do that thing that conveniently rhymes with my name? Errr, then the answer would be no. People still don't believe me though.

"We stayed in touch for a long time after the show and remained good mates. Jade had stunning features, but I never fancied her. I actually miss her random texts and calls," he added.

Adele Roberts

Adele was one of the original housemates and rapped in her audition tape saying why she deserved a place.

She was popular with her fellow housemates but sadly not with the voting public and was booted out with 62% of the vote on day 43.

Adele later returned to the series in 2007, and participated in a task for Big Brother 8 alongside fellow housemate Alex Sibley.

The media personality is Radio 1 DJ and became an I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! campmate in 2019.

She was the first campmate to be voted off the show on 29 November. The show received complaints for the eviction as the voting app used to nominate camp mates had caused confusion due to ambiguous wording on the interface, because of this, no votes from the app were counted and only phone votes were used.

Adele won the sixth series of Celebrity Coach Trip on E4 alongside her girlfriend, Kate Holderness in January 2020.

Later that year, it was announced by the BBC that she would be the new host of Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show starting from January 2021 as part of a schedule shake up with current hosts of Weekend Breakfast moving to afternoons.

Alison Hammond

Alison was one of the biggest personalities in the Big Brother house but her card was marked with Alex and Jonny when she admitted she weed in the shower.

The bubbly Brummy came in 11th place but has since become a national treasure.

She's been a regular on This Morning since 2003 and has since become a min presenter on the ITV daytime show alongside Dermot O'Leary.

Alison made a huge mistake earlier this month when she turned up to the This Morning but Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby were rota'd in for presenting duty.

They got Alison on the show anyway, to wave some flags in the garden and join in on the phone-in.

"I totally forgot that I'm not on today, am I? I just naturally came in because it's Friday," Alison said.

"It's so good that you two are doing the last day, I can just chill!"

Phil said that it was a good thing that Dermot couldn't be bothered to come in, to which Alison joked: "He can never be bothered."

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