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Monday, 18 September, 2000, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Big Brother stars face the future
Craig Phillips
Big Brother winner Craig Phillips could have a profitable TV career instore
Plucked from obscurity, all of the Big Brother contestants are now celebrities. BBC News Online looks at what the future could have in store for the former residents of Bow in East London.

Anna Nolan
Anna: Could make a career as a gay icon

Triumphant winner Craig Phillips , 28, is said to be exhausted after leaving the house on Friday and is taking time to work out his next move.

On the night of his victory he donated all of his 70,000 winnings to a family friend who needs a heart and lung transplant.

He also pledged to use his fame to continue raising money for the 18-year-old.

Liverpudlian Phillips is a builder by trade who runs his own business.

Darren Ramsey
Darren: Showed his caring side looking after the chickens
But, according to publicist Max Clifford, Phillips stands the best chance of cashing in on his celebrity - as a TV presenter or doing promotional work for his home town.

Dubliner Anna Nolan, 29, can add Big Brother runner-up to her CV alongside trainee nun and office manager.

Considered the most intelligent resident of the house by many commentators and analysts of the show, lesbian Nolan is likely to be sought-after for her status as a gay icon.

She too could forge a career as a TV host.

Darren Ramsey, a 23-year-old father of three, previously worked as a host in the Millennium Dome.

Melanie Hill
Melanie: Extrovert nature likely to lead to TV work

He spent a good deal of his time in the Big Brother house looking after the often poorly chickens, including Marjorie - his favourite.

Speculation that he will soon be back on TV screens as frontman to an advertising campaign for instant chicken sauce Chicken Tonight - for a six-figure sum - should come as no surprise.

Melanie Hill, 26, proved popular amongst male members of the house.

Formerly a sales and marketing executive, she is to begin a career as a TV presenter.

She reportedly rejected 50,000 for her story.

Claire Strutton
Claire: Modelling bras

Her agent says she is biding her time until she receives offers of work she is more interested in.

Claire Strutton, a florist from Buckinghamshire, was briefly brought in as a replacement for the disgraced "Nasty Nick" Bateman.

Candid about discussing her breast implants with her fellow housemates, the 26-year-old will now model bras for Playtex.

Computer design consultant Tom McDermott, 30, from Northern Ireland gained a reputation for being a man of few words.

The youngest of seven children who was still lives with his parents, McDermott said he wanted to prove to his family he was more than their "baby brother".

Tom McDermott
Tom: Strong and silent

Admired by housemate Melanie Hill - and many UK tabloids - good-looking McDermott is now forging a career in modelling, and is considering theatre and film work.

Stockbroker "Nasty" Nicholas Bateman, 32, was disqualified from Big Brother for trying to rig the vote.

He was immediately snapped up for 70,000 by The Sun - the newspaper at the forefront of the "kick out Nasty Nick" campaign.

He is also appearing in drinks adverts, and is writing a book: Nasty Nick's Guide to Being a Right Bastard.

Nichola Holt
Nichola: Wants to be a pop star

Nichola Holt, a textile artist and art teacher from Bolton, was best known on the show for being a fan of topless sunbathing.

Since being booted out, the 29-year-old has recorded a single with RCA called The Game.

Brummie Caroline O'Shea, a former marital aids saleswoman renowned for her lip-liner, last worked as a telephonist.

Since the show, the 37-year-old has been recording a single, and has been offered 5,000 for modelling for the Sunday Sport.

Celebrity seemed to go her head recently at the TV Quick Awards as she was pictured, with Nichola, rolling around on the floor.

Andrew Davidson, 24, was a marketing manager from London who, now famously, shared kisses with housemate Melanie Hill.

Andrew Davidson
Andrew

His audacious style is well suited to his new job as guest presenter on a Channel 5 entertainment show.

He has reportedly also been offered a part in the opera Aida, at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sada Walkington was the first to be ejected from the house and has had plenty of time to consider her future.

The 28-year-old writer, whose dream job was listed as yoga teacher, will be appearing in radio adverts for internet portal Yahoo! and has received a four-wheel drive car for appearing in a car advertisement.

Sada Walkington
Sada: Blonde wanted to be a yoga teacher
After plugging her book about relationships with men, The Babe's Bible, she is also set to publish a novel.

She is also to become a face of Oil of Olay, and is reported to have bagged a 25,000 tabloid newspaper deal to write her own column.

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