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Josie Gibson

Josie Gibson
Born Josie Diane Shirley Gibson
(1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 [1]
Bristol, England
Residence London, England
Nationality English
Ethnicity White
Citizenship British
Occupation Television personality
Television Big Brother
Ultimate Big Brother
Josie And John James: What Happened Next
There's Something About Josie
Big Brother's Bit On The Side
Partner(s) John James Parton (2010–2011)
Luke Sanwo (2011–present)

Josie Diane Shirley Gibson[2][3] (born 24 January 1985) is a British media personality, and former financial sales rep from Bristol. She rose to prominence after winning Big Brother 2010, and entered Ultimate Big Brother the same year. She was a regular guest host on Channel 5 magazine series OK! TV.

As a housemate on Big Brother

Gibson was the first contestant to be selected by Big Brother to be a housemate on Day 1 of the final Channel 4 series of Big Brother. Throughout her stay she received only five nominations for eviction and never once faced the public vote. She entered into a romantic relationship with fellow housemate John James Parton and upon leaving Big Brother the pair confirmed their boyfriend/girlfriend status. On Day 66 of Big Brother 11, Josie was selected by the other housemates to receive a ticket to the final. On Day 77 of Big Brother 2010, she was announced as the winner with 77.5% of the public vote which is the highest there has ever been out of any other Big Brother series.[4]

After an interview with Davina McCall, she confirmed she was going to take part in Ultimate Big Brother then re-entered the Big Brother house 18 minutes later. On Day 3 of Ultimate Big Brother, Gibson walked out of the house while other housemates were nominating. It was confirmed by Big Brother to the Ultimate housemates that she was not returning to the Ultimate Big Brother house.[5] She was reunited with Parton seconds after breaking out as he was at the Big Brother compound recording a message for her.[6] Her fellow Ultimate housemates shared their sadness after her exit with Ulrika Jonsson crying and eventual winner Brian Dowling predicting that she would have won if she had stayed.[7]

Presenting and other projects

In early 2011, Gibson released a perfume called 'Josie'.[8] She also released 'limited edition' hoodie tops on her official website. She is a spokesmodel for Curvissa Clothing.[9] She also did an implied nude photoshoot in August 2011. She also writes a regular column for Now magazine.

Gibson is a showbiz reporter for Channel 5 show OK! TV. She appeared on the show on Thursdays and has been presented since the first episode on 14 February 2011. She also guest presented the show when Jenny Frost was away. OK! TV ended on 16 December 2011. She was also a roving reporter for Big Brother's Bit On The Side and Team Captain from August to November 2011.

Gibson currently is a weekly animal reporter for Channel 5's Live With.... She appeared first on 8 March 2012, and now is a regular feature on the show and appears once every week.

Since April 2012 Gibson has written a column in Now magazine called "Just Josie".

In July 2012, Gibson did a photoshoot in Closer magazine to show off her weight loss after pictures of her surfaced in May 2012 in Ibiza where she was unhappy with her weight.

Since leaving the Big Brother house she has become one of the most successful contestants ever with many magazine deals, and TV appearances on shows such as: Celebrity Wedding Planner, Celebrity Impossible, Gino & Mel - Lets do Lunch, The Wright Stuff, Silent Library, Wagons Den, Celebrity Juice, Live From Studio Five, The Vanessa Show, OK! TV, Big Brother's Bit On the Side, Live With.., and Loose Women, as well as having her own reality shows John James and Josie: What happened Next and There's Something About Josie.

In January 2013, Josie became the official 'new face' of Pearlys, a UK nation-wide cosmetic teeth whitening company associated with TV shows like The X-Factor, Britain's Biggest Losers, Gok Wan's Style Secrets and TOWIE (The Only Way is Essex).

She released a workout DVD called Josie Gibson: 30 Second Slim in January 2013.

Personal Trainer

Josie is now a qualified Personal Trainer & Nutritional Advisor with 2 Fitness DVDs and a book released.

Fly On The Wall

In October 2010, she and John James Parton appeared in a one-off fly on the wall show following their lives together called Josie and John James: What Happened Next. In May 2011, she appeared in three-part reality TV series There's Something About Josie.

Guest appearances

Gibson has appeared on The Vanessa Show, Loose Women, Celebrity Juice, Let's Do Lunch With Gino and Mel and Live From Studio Five. She also appeared on Big Brother spin-off shows Big Brother's Little Brother, Big Brother's Big Mouth and on The Wright Stuff and game show Celebrity Impossible a TV game show to raise money for Charity. She also participated in Silent Library, a Big Brother Special to raise money for charity. Gibson is also appeared on the show Celebrity Wedding Planner on Channel 5 in January 2012.[1]

Personal life

Gibson has raised funds to support children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. She donated £20,000 of her winnings to the charity when she left Big Brother.[10] On 28 March 2011, it was announced in OK! Magazine that Josie and John James' relationship wasn't working and the pair were taking a break from each other. John James had already returned home to his native Australia when the magazine article was published. On 4 April 2011, Gibson confirmed on Twitter that the relationship was over.

Gibson dated Luke Sanwo from 2011, whom she became engaged to after she proposed on holiday in early 2012. In March 2013, it was reported that Gibson and Sanwo had split. But in June 2013 she confirmed after a 2 month break they were back together.


  1. ^ a b "Bio". Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Births England and Wales 1837-2006". Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Big Brother - Channel 4". 10 September 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Josie wins Big Brother 11! - Big Brother News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Josie walks out of Ultimate Big Brother after two days
  6. ^ Thursday, 26 Aug 2010, 15:40 BST (26 August 2010). "Josie walks out of UBB house - Ultimate Big Brother News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Thursday, 26 Aug 2010, 16:40 BST (26 August 2010). "Housemates react to Josie's exit - Ultimate Big Brother News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Josie Perfume". Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Curvissa". 2011-03-??. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Monster, Space (26 August 2010). "BRISTOL charity CLIC Sargent is "thrilled" by Big Brother winner Josie Gibson's pledge to give it £20,000.". This is Bristol. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
Preceded by
Sophie Reade
Big Brother UK winner
Series 11 (2010)
Succeeded by
Aaron Allard-Morgan
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