Day 11: Enters house
Day 12: Says
that Chantelle is a strong person
Day 12: Slams
Nadia's criticism of John James
Day 12: Reveals
the impact of her gastric band
Day 12: Apologised
to by housemates over downbeat mood
Day 13: Speaks
about politics with Victor
Day 13: Faces eviction
Day 13: Wanted
by Nikki as her ghost writer
Day 15: Reveals
that she'd love to stay
Day 15: Picked
by Flawless to lead dance performance
Day 15: Complained
by Michelle that BB wants her to stay
Day 15: Thought
by Nick that she will be evicted
Day 16: Gets
interviewed for Nick and Victor's 'BBLBC'
Day 16: Probes
housemates about last eviction
Day 16: Sees
in Jewish new year with mini party
Day 16: Evicted Age
: 48 Series
: Celebrity Big Brother 1 What shes famous for:
The broadcaster and journalist has been a radio and TV presenter her entire career. Often famed more for her fluctuating weight than career achievements, Vanessa won a Sony Radio award in 2009 for her phone-in shows on BBC London.
Recently, Vanessa has admitted having a gastric band operation to win the battle with her weight. She has been engaged to singer Ben Ofoedu since 2006 after divorcing her husband in 2000.
She's made numerous TV appearances on Little Britain, Celebrity Fit Club, The Wright Stuff
and presented two series of Cosmetic Surgery Live
. She was in Hotel Babylon, Vanessa's Real Lives, Celebrity Wife Swap
and Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
. What shes remembered for:
Vanessa was one of the first (of six) Celebrity Big Brother housemates in 2001. Although only required to be in the house for two weeks, Vanessa famously crumbled under the gaze of the cameras.
She became the second housemate to be evicted after she scrawled on the table with chalk. Dressed in a silk leopard-skin dressing gown and sunglasses, she took a piece of chalk meant for writing the shopping list and began covering the table in words including 'incarcerated, diffident, disparate, frustrated'.
Talking about her experience in 2006, Vanessa said: "It was a rough stage of marital upset, I didn't deal with it too well, so I didn't enjoy my three nights and four days. It seemed like an eternity. But now it's over, I'm so glad I did it, it's something to talk about at dinner parties forever, everyone's still fascinated by what I did and didn't write on the table...'