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Jack Dee is the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 1 (UK).


Jack Dee admits that entertainment was always in the family - "I come from a long line of performers and actors, it's called the dole queue". Having quit Winchester Comprehensive to pursue a career in catering, it was whilst working as a waiter, that he began a period of moonlighting on the comedy circuit.

Realising his dour persona got more laughs than respect in the restaurant business he followed up the advice of numerous colleagues and customers and took to the boards. That was in 1988 and Jack Dee has not looked back since.

In 1991 Jack won the British Comedy Award for Best Stage Newcomer and following numerous guest TV appearances and a successful run of Edinburgh shows, he was nominated for the 1991 Perrier Award.

In 1992 came his highly successful Channel 4 series The Jack Dee Show followed by a fourth sell-out UK tour, a sell-out tour of Australia and a second series of his critically acclaimed Channel 4 series The Jack Dee Show. 1995 saw Jack & Jeremy Police 4 and Glamorama (70's pop quiz).

The infamous Jack Dee's Saturday Night (filmed in front of a live audience) was broadcast 1995/1996. During 1996 Jack also starred with Jeremy Hardy in Jack & Jeremy's Real Lives on Channel 4.

In 1997, Jack completed a 70-date tour of the UK and then took the show to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End for a sell-out six week run. Jack Dee's Sunday Service came next in 1997, followed by an acting role in The Grimleys and a smattering of the John Smith's Bitter commercials.

A plethora of accolades include two coveted awards at the 1995 British Comedy Awards and Best Stand Up Comedian at the 1997 British Comedy Awards.

From January to April 1998 Jack performed in a West End play for the first time as Yvan in Yasmina Reza's award-winning play Art, going on to take the part of Serge, from November 1998 for 13 weeks. Numerous other projects include roles in The Ambassador, Silent Witness, It's Only TV... But I Like It (the first series with Jonathan Ross and Julian Clary) and Jack Dee's Full Mountie.

In April 2000 Jack Dee's Happy Hour began its first series on BBC ONE to great critical acclaim. There's also a nice little selection of videos including 'Jack Dee - Live in London', 'Live And Uncut' and 'The Best of Jack Dee's Happy Hour'.[1]

Player History - Celebrity Big Brother 1

Nominations History

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Anthea Turner
Chris Eubank
Keith Duffy
Vanessa Feltz
4 Anthea Turner
Vanessa Feltz
Anthea Turner
Claire Sweeney
Keith Duffy
Vanessa Feltz
6 Anthea Turner
Keith Duffy
Anthea Turner
Claire Sweeney
8 No Nominations Winner

Post Big Brother


  • Jack is the first winner of Celebrity Big Brother across any version of the show.


  1. Jack Dee. Comic Relief (9 March 2001). Retrieved on 27 September 2018.
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