When was Jimmy Savile on Celebrity Big Brother and what happened?

JIMMY Savile once appeared in the legendary Big Brother house.

But some of the nasty comments he made during his time on the show will likely never be aired on television again.

Jimmy pictured in Big Brother in 2006


Jimmy pictured in Big Brother in 2006Photo credit: Channel 4

When was Jimmy Savile on Big Brother?

Jimmy Savile appeared on the reality television series Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

The former presenter earned £150,000 for his two-day appearance on the show.

Many viewers believed that he was acting as a housemate, but that wasn’t true.

Savile directed the series’ special assignment; in which the celebrities next to him had to fix items around the house, in reference to his show “Jim’ll Fix It.”

In hindsight, it’s hard to watch the footage of him moving into the house again, as the housemates cheer his arrival.

Savile was exposed as a pedophile in 2012 and the following year a joint Scotland Yard and NSPCC report branded him one of Britain’s most prolific known sex offenders.

He is estimated to have sexually assaulted hundreds of women and children in a campaign of abuse that spanned more than 50 years.

He died in October 2011 at the age of 84 and was never brought to trial.

He was found dead at his home in Roundhay two days before his 85th birthday.

His cause was pneumonia and his death was not suspicious.

In the days before his death, Savile was quoted as saying: “So many women, so little time.”

He added: “I have the ability to recover, but this time I can’t seem to get back on my feet.”

What did he say on Big Brother?

Arriving at the Borehamwood bungalow, Savile made some disturbing comments while greeting all the celebrities.

He said in particular to Coronation Street actress Rula Lenska: “I want to marry all of you ladies for at least 24 hours.”

On meeting Chantelle Houghton – who later won the show – he said: “I know a lot of people love you, but they don’t love you with the sincerity and tenderness that I do… I always tell the truth, even when I’m myself lie.”

Savile then walked around the group giving hugs and kisses before telling former basketball player Dennis Rodman: “I want you to know that I have a violent temper but you have nothing to fear from me.”

Later in the episode, while Rula was cooking, Savile told her that she looked “far prettier” than she did on TV “in the flesh.”

And as the housemates wrote down their requests for tasks that needed to be done, Savile said: “Don’t forget ladies, I’m available for home visits most weekends.”

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As he left the house on the first day, Jimmy worriedly explained why he couldn’t spend the night there.

He claimed he couldn’t stay because he came from a “red-blooded part of the country” and couldn’t contain himself.

Gary B. Graves

Gary B. Graves is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Gary B. Graves joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: GaryBGraves@worldtimetodays.com.

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