Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Biter Bit by the Big Brother Bug

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Biter Bit by the Big Brother Bug

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Byline: By Joanne Parkinson

Geordie journalist puts herself in TV firing line

Catty Carole Malone is famous for her no-holds-barred Sunday Mirror column.

The Geordie journalist is known for being proud of her North East roots and often mentions life growing up in West Allotment, North Tyneside, with her parents Pat and Jim, in her weekly column.

But the sharp-tongued writer also often slates the rich and famous along with those wannabe reality stars she will now share a house with for the next few weeks in Celebrity Big Brother.

Carole once quipped in her column: "Got back from holiday last Thursday all tanned and happy to find that catastrophe awaited me ( Big Brother is still on!!!"

And past Celebrity Big Brother contestants have been a victim of her wrath, including Sunderland Empire panto lead Michael Barrymore.

She said of the comic: "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy,' whined Michael Barrymore. Well, at least he got that right. This idiot's entrance into the Big Brother house showed that not only isn't he worthy but he's also unhinged and delusional as well."

Carole began her successful career as a reporter for the North Shields and Wallsend Weekly News, then as a reporter for the Sunday Sun and Journal.

She is the first tabloid journalist to enter the Big Brother House.

After sashaying up the red carpet last night she told Davina McCall every tabloid journalist wants to know about Big Brother and now she is in the middle of the story.

Carole joined fellow housemates legendary film director Ken Russell, actress Cleo Rocos, rocker Donny Tourette, ex-Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd, actor Dirk Benedict, former Steps singer Ian H Watkins, former Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson, ex-S Club 7 singer Jo O'Meara, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and singer Leo Sayer.

She admitted calling previous Celebrity Big Brother contestants a bunch of morons. …

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