This Morning viewers were instantly transported back sixteen years to the 2006 Big Brother house as former contestant Glyn Wise appeared on the show. He was reunited with Dermot O’Leary – who used to host the spin-off series, Big Brother’s Little Brother at the time Glynn became runner-up – as he appeared live on the ITV daytime program to chat to him and Alison Hammond on Thursday (April 7).
Glyn was just 18-years-old when he shot to fame in the famous house during its seventh series alongside the likes of the late Nikki Grahame and Imogen Thomas, where he lost out to the eventual winner Pete Bennett.
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Now 34 years old, Glyn spoke to Alison and Dermot about how appearing on the then Channel 4 show changed his life and how he’s undergone a huge career change as he revealed he’s been accepted to train for the ordained ministry with the Church in Wales.
But first, This Morning viewers were quickly taking to social media to recall a moment from Glyn’s time in Big Brother that has stuck in people’s minds and they still remember almost two decades on.
@lisamj_33 tweeted: “Omg its Glyn from bb ‘im cooking an egg for the very first time whaaa ooooh” haha #ThisMorning.”
“I just remember Glyn Wise singing ‘I’m cooking an egg for the very first time’ #ThisMorning #BBUK,” @TraylorHolmes echoed.
@MonaghanCalum added: “‘I’m cooking an egg for the very first time ah hmmmmm’ #thismorning.”
Back to the chat and when explaining his decision to train as a priest, Glyn told Dermot and Alison: “I grew up in a religious family, I was baptized and went to Sunday school as a kid. But I prayed my way into Big Brother I was asking God, ‘Can you please just get me into the Big Brother house?’
Glyn then spoke about his routine to finding priesthood, revealing: “I went traveling a lot, and I became a teacher first of all for four or five years in the UK. Then I thought I’d like to teach abroad, and ended up in China, I did all of South East Asia.
“Christianity is growing on a massive scale in South East Asia, so I went to church there, and even other teachers were like do you want to come to Bible study class. I grew in faith as I went along with that. What was amazing was they were bringing the Bible into 2022, making relevance to every walk of life and that’s what I’d like to bring forward.”
Glyn was also asked about his former housemate Nikki who tragically died last year at the age of 39 following a long battle with an eating disorder. Her story of Ella is set to be shared and life celebrated in a Channel 4 documentary tonight ahead of the first anniversary of her sad passing of Ella on April 9.
Reflecting on the loss of Nikki, Glyn said: “Do you know what we did a Requiem service for Nikki, and I know she’s passed away but every time I think of her I smile, I laugh. She was such a great energy. I sent a message to her mother because I know her mother is a woman of faith as well, and so that kind of helped her through. I know Nikki will be looking down on us and smiling and laughing now.”