DARRYN LYONS has walked through the front door of the Channel 5 revival of Celebrity Big Brother.
The charismatic Australian, founder of leading UK paparazzi photo agency Big Pictures and a familiar face on British television, entered the new Big Brother house sporting his trademark Mohawk haircut (resplendent in red) and greeted his new housemates with a suitably Aussie “G’day”.
The 46 year old Geelong born paparazzo moved to London when he was 22. He worked for now defunct British newspaper News of the World before covering the Bosnia War for The Daily Mail. In 1992 Lyons founded Big Pictures, which supplies much of the pictorial fodder to the UK’s tabloids. He is a regular media commentator on programmes such as Sky News.
Amongst the ‘celebrities’ joining Darryn Lyons in the 2011 edition of Celebrity Big Brother are American Pie star Tara Reid, former Atomic Kitten and gossip magazine serial tragic Kerry Katona, hunky scruff model Bobby Sable, and the impossibly annoying Jedward.
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The 2010 edition of Big Brother also featured an Australian – John James Parton.
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