2012 - Reality TV bites

Rhian Sugden
Rhian Sugden

WIGAN’S celebrities caused a stir in the reality TV corner.

I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here had two Wigan household names, with ex Latics star Scott Sinclair’s girlfriend Helen Flanagan creating drama in the jungle, followed by Pemberton singer Limahl’s late entrance.

Helen faced a backlash (inside and outside the jungle) following her tantrums and failure to try tasks, whilst Limahl felt ostracised from the already bonded group and he lasted eight days.

But the former Kajagoogoo singer soon found his feet and released a seasonal single - Home For Christmas, on December 1.

He also chatted exclusively to Goss as he returned to Wigan just before Christmas for a family reunion.

Meanwhile, two years after the whole ‘text scandal’ with Vernon Kay sending flirty messages to model Rhian Sugden, the drama was back on everyone’s lips as the blonde stunner entered the Celebrity Big Brother House.

The St John Rigby pupil, who presented his last Radio One show earlier this month, remained tight-lipped on the matter.

And a new reality TV star was born in the form of Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite.