Celebrity Big Brother 2006 cast then and now – what are Chantelle Houghton, Jodie Marsh and Dennis Rodman doing now?

THE Celebrity Big Brother cast of 2006 were one of the most infamous to date, featuring the likes of Chantelle Houghton, Preston and Jodie Marsh.

But where are the characters of that fourth series, and what do they look like now?

Here, Fabulous looks back at some of the colourful celebs that featured on the reality show…

Chantelle Houghton

After winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, Chantelle became a TV personality and appeared on shows such as This Morning.

She had a career as a glamour model and released an autobiography following public interest in her love life.

In 2010 she went back into the BB house, this time on Ultimate Big Brother, where she came second.

Chantelle is now a busy mum, after having baby Dolly with fellow CBB winner Alex Reid, but still appears on talk shows like This Morning and has continued to maintain her status as a TV personality.

Now she works as a manager for The Body Shop, is engaged to property developer and alloy wheel repairer Michael Strutt, 35, and has never been happier.

Despite splitting from fellow CBB star Preston ten months after their lavish £300k ceremony in 2006, Chantelle told The Sun in August 2020 that she still loves him and he will be a guest at her wedding.

Jodie Marsh

Jodie rose to fame as a model before starring on Celebrity Big Brother and becoming a body bodybuilder.

The star is currently dating Billy, an Elvis impersonator 17 years her junior, following a series of disastrous boyfriends.

She was previously married to James Placido but admitted after they split she "never fancied" her ex-husband or "wanted to have sex" with him.

The couple got married after a short romance, but things quickly turned sour after just a few months.

Jodie split from James, who she previously described as her "soul mate", back in April 2016 after just eight months of marriage.

It's been a difficult time for Jodie after her mum Kristina died after a battle with cancer in September.


The nation watched as Preston, who made a name as the frontman for The Ordinary Boys, fell for the charms of Chantelle Houghton in CBB.

Preston made his name as the frontman for The Ordinary Boys, but many of us will remember him from his time in Big Brother in 2006.

The pair got engaged three months after CBB and were married in August of that year, racking up countless magazine deals between them.

They pair divorced the following year, and Peston moved to Philadelphia in the US in 2008, where he stayed for three years.

He then pursued songwriting and penned number one hit Heart Skips a Beat for Olly Murs.

He went back into the Big Brother house in 2010 for the Ultimate Big Brother, the final series, where he awkwardly was reunited with Chantelle.

His band, The Ordinary Boys, reunited with just two original members, and Preston performed gigs in 2013 and 2014 and released an album in 2015, and signed a publishing deal in 2018.

Pete Burns

Dead Or Alive singer Pete Burns died at the age of 57 in 2016, after suffering a "massive cardiac arrest".

Before he died, Pete had undergone a staggering 300 cosmetic procedures.

A statement from the Celebrity Big Brother star’s management team said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns of (Dead or Alive), died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest.

“All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star.

“He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories the has left is with.”


Goldie Lookin Chain’s Maggot now looks unrecognisable after landing himself a job as a financial advisor.

The rapper – real name Andrew Major – has traded in his tracksuits for a smart suit for the role and is a world away from his old persona.

Andrew rose to fame as Maggot with the Welsh group in 2000 when they found fame with a number of hilarious records – including Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do and Your Missus Is A Nutter.

Andrew, from Newport, now works at United Commercial Finance and looks completely made up about his future career.

Although his ability to drop beats was staggering, it turns out Andrew isn’t completely new to the business.

He previously trained in the finance sector and has over 20 years’ experience.

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is a retired basketball player who modelled himself as a "bad boy".

He pursued a relationship with Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.

His first marriage was to Annie Bakes with whom has has a daughter Alexis.

He wed his third wife Michelle Moyer in 2003. they have a son, Dennis Junior and daughter, Trinity.

They divorced in 2012 and it was reported in 2012 that he owed thousands in child support.

He also tried his hand at wrestling and acting, and has written several autobiographies.

As well as counting North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un as a friend, Rodman is said to be close to Donald Trump.

Rodman is worth an estimated £372million and recently landed a sponsorship deal with a company called Pot Coin.

Michael Barrymore

Barrymore is a comedian and TV presenter who hosted shows in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

He was a runner up Chantelle in CBB in 2006.

Michael was due to make his TV comeback in 2020 by taking part in popular series Dancing On Ice.

On December 18, 2019, it was revealed that Michael was forced to pull out due to a broken hand.

The Strike It Lucky frontman was axed by ITV after the tragic death of Stuart Lubbock in the swimming pool of the star's Essex home.

The body of Lubbock, 31, was found face-down in the swimming pool on March 31, 2001.

It's not clear what the presenter's net worth is, but NetWorthPost estimated it to be $15million (£11million).

It is reported that he earned up to £2million-per-year from ITV during the peak of his career.

We shared how after Big Brother, Chantelle did £1m interviews, had tea with Prince Charles and now work for The Body Shop’.

Last year we shared how Davina McCall ‘is in talks to bring back Celebrity Big Brother after Best Shows Ever success’.

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