Big Brother’s most infamous contestants: Where are they now?

It was the reality show that captivated Australia after premiering on Channel 10 back in 2001.

And many of the stars from Big Brother have gone on to live very different lives since finding fame, with many choosing the quiet life while others have continued to court attention.

Before we are introduced to the housemates on Channel Seven’s upcoming Big Brother reboot, Daily Mail Australia takes a look back at some of the most memorable characters from the iconic series.

Invested her winnings: Sara-Marie Fedele capitalised on her fame after Big Brother, releasing a song, book and sleepwear line

Sara Marie Fedele: Season One (2001)

A 22-year-old Sara Marie Fedele once wowed Australia with her infamous ‘bum dance’, bunny ears and lovable personality, but she leads a much simpler existence these days.

Sara, 42, is now a mum to a five-year-old daughter and has started up her own business selling personalised grains of rice.

The star made a brief appearance on Studio 10 in 2018 where she once again performed her famous dance.

All grown up: Sara, now 42, is now a mum to a five-year-old daughter and has started up her own business selling personalised grains of rice

All grown up: Sara, now 42, is now a mum to a five-year-old daughter and has started up her own business selling personalised grains of rice 

Vintage: 'I was between jobs at the time, and I was looking to move to WA, and this came up,' Pete said of the chance to get on the show. Here: April, 2001

Vintage: ‘I was between jobs at the time, and I was looking to move to WA, and this came up,’ Pete said of the chance to get on the show. Here: April, 2001

Pete Timbs: Season One (2001)

He was cast on the original season of the show after winning a radio competition on Triple M.

Almost twenty years after appearing on the program, Pete now lives in the Byron Bay area where he runs an Italian cafe.

Speaking on The Morning show this week, Pete said he still gets recognised from his time on the show. 

‘I was between jobs at the time, and I was looking to move to WA, and this came up,’ he said of the chance encounter. 

Life time ago! Original On Tuesday, the Big Brother star Pete Timbs, 48, (pictured) recently reflected on his experience and revealed he is still recognised from his time on the show

On Tuesday, a 48-year-old Pete (pictured) reflected on his experience on Big Brother during an appearance on The Morning Show and said he is still recognised from his time on the show

She was known back then as Reggie Bird when she was the first ever female contestant to win the competition in 2003 but her life since has been plagued with challenges

She was known back then as Reggie Bird when she was the first ever female contestant to win the competition in 2003 but her life since has been plagued with challenges

Reggie Sorensen: Season Three (2003)

She was known back then as Reggie Bird when she became the first ever female contestant to win Big Brother in 2003, but her life since then has been plagued with challenges. 

Reggie, who is now a single mum, recently revealed that she struggles to support her two children after she was declared legally blind in 2012.

The now single mum revealed she struggles to support her two children after she was declared legally blind in 2012

The now single mum revealed she struggles to support her two children after she was declared legally blind in 2012

She’s still recognised on the streets occasionally and hopes to be a part of another TV show to help her have some fun.  

In recent interviews, the 46-year-old has expressed an interesting in starring on either Googlebox or I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

‘I’d love to be a Gogglebox reviewer!’ she tweeted earlier this year. 

Fighter: Reggie, who is a mother to Mia and Lucas (pictured), previously revealed she is 'going blind with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Fighter: Reggie, who is a mother to Mia and Lucas (pictured), previously revealed she is ‘going blind with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Winners! In 2005, twin brothers Greg and David Mathew made headlines after entering the Big Brother house with the task of acting as one person

Winners! In 2005, twin brothers Greg and David Mathew made headlines after entering the Big Brother house with the task of acting as one person

The Logan Twins: Season Five (2005)

In 2005, twin brothers Greg and David Mathew made headlines after entering the Big Brother house with the task of acting as one person. 

Winning $836,000 when he came first place, Greg Mathew, 38, is now a multi-millionaire.  

The former reality TV star is now worth a staggering $10 million, after investing in a series of hotels, nightclubs and properties in Newcastle, located north of Sydney. 

He's still got it! David (centre) appears not to have lost his devilishly handsome good looks since leaving Big Brother many moons ago

He’s still got it! David (centre) appears not to have lost his devilishly handsome good looks since leaving Big Brother many moons ago 

After he was evicted in the 2004 season Merlin went on stage with host Gretel Killeen and protested for the rights of refuges in a move that shocked Australia

After he was evicted in the 2004 season Merlin went on stage with host Gretel Killeen and protested for the rights of refuges in a move that shocked Australia

Merlin Luck: Season Four (2004)

After he was evicted in the 2004 season Merlin went on stage with host Gretel Killeen and protested for the rights of refuges in a move that shocked Australia.

He sat with a tape across his mouth and a sign he was smuggled in that read: ‘Free The Refugees’ and chose to remain silent as he believed it would make the message more powerful.

In 2016, the activist said he is now a ‘middle-aged corporate dad’ working for a cloud technology company and lives happily with his wife and two children. 

In 2016, the activist said he is now a 'middle-aged corporate dad' working for a cloud technology company and lives happily with his wife and two children (pictured in 2019)

In 2016, the activist said he is now a ‘middle-aged corporate dad’ working for a cloud technology company and lives happily with his wife and two children (pictured in 2019)

Remember this? In yet another unbelievable moment in the 2004 season Trevor Butler (left) won the show, along with $1million and proposed to his then girlfriend Breea

Remember this? In yet another unbelievable moment in the 2004 season Trevor Butler (left) won the show, along with $1million and proposed to his then girlfriend Breea

Trevor Butler: Season four (2004)

In yet another unbelievable moment in the 2004 season Trevor Butler won the show, along with $1million and proposed to his then girlfriend Breea.

Trevor said he took the incredible opportunity and prize money to settle down and has two children in their home in Queensland.

Woman’s Day reported Trevor and Breea lived off the interest from the prize money for 12 months, before using it to buy a house on the Gold Coast and multiple cars.

Trevor invested the rest of the money after winning a battle not to pay half the winnings to the Australian Tax Office.  

Trevor said he took the incredible opportunity and prize money to settle down and has two children in their home in Queensland

Trevor said he took the incredible opportunity and prize money to settle down and has two children in their home in Queensland

Controversial: Michael 'John' Bric (left) and Michael 'Ashley' Cox (right) dominated headlines and even attracted the attention of Prime Minister at the time, John Howard, when they were booted off the program for 'turkey slapping' a woman

Controversial: Michael ‘John’ Bric (left) and Michael ‘Ashley’ Cox (right) dominated headlines and even attracted the attention of Prime Minister at the time, John Howard, when they were booted off the program for ‘turkey slapping’ a woman

Michael ‘John’ Bric and Michael ‘Ashley’ Cox: Season Six (2006)

Michael ‘John’ Bric and Michael ‘Ashley’ Cox dominated headlines and even attracted the attention of the Prime Minister at the time, John Howard, when they were booted off the program for ‘turkey slapping’ a woman.

In 2009, Michael Bric told Zoo Weekly that the incident ‘ruined his life’, after he was repeatedly called a rapist on the street.

‘I was branded a rapist on national TV. The hardest part was having no support from anyone.’

He currently works as a Sports Reporter for 111.6 SEN on the Pacific Star Network in Melbourne. 

In 2009, Michael Bric told Zoo Weekly that the incident 'ruined his life', after he was repeatedly called a rapist on the street. He currently works as a Sports Reporter for 111.6 SEN on the Pacific Star Network in Melbourne

In 2009, Michael Bric told Zoo Weekly that the incident ‘ruined his life’, after he was repeatedly called a rapist on the street. He currently works as a Sports Reporter for 111.6 SEN on the Pacific Star Network in Melbourne

Diva! Skye Wheatley rose to fame as Big Brother's 'high-maintenance diva'

Diva! Skye Wheatley rose to fame as Big Brother’s ‘high-maintenance diva’

Skye Wheatley: Season 11 (2013)

She rose to fame as Big Brother’s ‘high-maintenance diva’.

And since appearing on the show, Skye Wheatley has kept dominating headlines for her dedication to cosmetic surgery and social media fame.

Skye, now 26, has since collected 620,000 followers on Instagram and 245,000 subscribers on YouTube. 

In 2017, she began dating Lochie Waugh, who she met on Tinder, and fell pregnant with their son Forest just eight months later. 

The couple welcomed their baby boy, Forest, in December 2018. 

In 2017, she began dating Lochie Waugh, who she met on Tinder, and fell pregnant with their son Forest just eight months later

The couple welcomed their baby boy, Forest in December 2018

Since appearing on the show, Skye has kept dominating headlines for her cosmetic surgery and social media fame

She was controversially one of the most talked about contestant on the series

She was controversially one of the most talked about contestant on the series

Tully Smyth: Season Ten (2010)

She was controversially one of the most talked about contestant on the series.

Since appearing on the Channel 10 reality show, Tully Smyth, now 32, made a name for herself as a social media influencer, clocking up 211,000 followers.

She actively appears on podcasts and is a regular on the social scene. 

Since appearing on the Channel 10 reality show, Tully has made a name for herself as a social media influencer clocking up 211,000 followers

Since appearing on the Channel 10 reality show, Tully has made a name for herself as a social media influencer clocking up 211,000 followers

Bombshell: Krystal Forscutt was the bikini-clad it girl from the fourth season of the reality show

Bombshell: Krystal Forscutt was the bikini-clad it girl from the fourth season of the reality show

Krystal Forscutt: Season Four (2006)

She was the bikini-clad it girl from the fourth season of Big Brother who became famous as a men’s mag centerfold.

After carving out a successful career as a model, Krystal briefly toyed with launching a music career, before bowing out of the spotlight.

She is currently married to a builder named Neil Hipwell.

They currently share two children, six-year-old Sunny and three-year-old daughter Nakoda. Krystal is currently pregnant with her third baby.

Growing family: She is currently married to a builder named Neil Hipwell. They currently share two children, five-year-old Sunny and two-year-old daughter Nakoda and currently pregnant with her third baby

Coming second, Blair McDonough scored a lucrative acting gig on Neighbours hot the heels of his reality TV fame

Coming second, Blair McDonough scored a lucrative acting gig on Neighbours hot the heels of his reality TV fame

Blair McDonough: Season One (2001) 

Coming second on Big Brother’s first season, Blair McDonough scored a lucrative acting gig on Neighbours shortly after the show.

The 39-year-old also starred on Sea Patrol, Home and Away, and Winners & Losers.

A ‘mate’ of Blair’s told Woman’s Day that the former reality TV now lives in luxury with his wife Kristi Townley and their two children in Melbourne after investing his money in property.

Family man: The 36-year-old is now said to be worth $4 million, appearing on Sea Patrol, Home and Away, and Winners & Losers

Family man: The 36-year-old is now said to be worth $4 million, appearing on Sea Patrol, Home and Away, and Winners & Losers

Coming soon! The Big Brother reboot is set to premiere Monday, June 8 on Channel Seven

Coming soon! The Big Brother reboot is set to premiere Monday, June 8 on Channel Seven

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