Ulrika Jonsson slams former Celebrity Big Brother housemates La Toya Jackson and Verne Troyer

Ulrika Jonsson labels former Celebrity Big Brother housemate La Toya Jackson a ‘diva’ and says the late Verne Troyer was ‘not a particularly nice person’ – as ITV2 revive series

Ulrika Jonsson has labelled her former Celebrity Big Brother housemates La Toya Jackson as a ‘bloody diva’ and Verne Troyer as ‘not a particularly nice person’.

The TV presenter, 54, took part in Celebrity Big Brother in 2009 and went on to win the series, returning the following year for Ultimate Big Brother.

With the news that ITV2 are reviving the show next year after it was cancelled by Channel 5 in 2018, Ulrika took a trip down memory lane and recalled her experience taking part in the series.

Speaking out: Ulrika Jonsson has labelled her former Celebrity Big Brother housemates La Toya Jackson as a 'bloody diva' and Verne Troyer as 'not a particularly nice person'

Speaking out: Ulrika Jonsson has labelled her former Celebrity Big Brother housemates La Toya Jackson as a ‘bloody diva’ and Verne Troyer as ‘not a particularly nice person’

Writing in The Sun, Ulrika admitted she was unimpressed with the privileges given to her fellow housemate LaToya Jackson who had it written in her contract that she would have her own room, while the rest of the celebrities slept communally. 

She said: ‘La Toya Jackson, sister of Michael, had it in her contract that she didn’t have to sleep in the same bedroom as us mere mortals — she had her own room. Kinda defeats the object of us all being ‘in it together’.

‘And the poor, delicate flower could only eat smoked salmon so even when they removed our food and cut our shopping budget, we were all forced to sacrifice cereal so that the bloody diva could have her smoked salmon.’

Elsewhere, Ulrika voiced her opinions on Austin Powers star Verne Troyer, who she admitted she didn’t get along with.

'Diva': Ulrika admitted she was unimpressed with the privileges given to her fellow housemate LaToya Jackson who had it written in her contract that she would have her own room, while the rest of the celebrities slept communally

‘Diva’: Ulrika admitted she was unimpressed with the privileges given to her fellow housemate LaToya Jackson who had it written in her contract that she would have her own room, while the rest of the celebrities slept communally

Tension: Elsewhere, Ulrika voiced her opinions on Austin Powers star Verne Troyer, who she admitted she didn't get along with

Tension: Elsewhere, Ulrika voiced her opinions on Austin Powers star Verne Troyer, who she admitted she didn’t get along with

She wrote: ‘The late Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer — who everyone seems to admire greatly — was actually not a particularly nice person.’

Urika admitted that Verne – who died in 2018 – ‘detested’ her because she kept trying to mother him and help him out too much.

The presenter added that the actor – who was 2ft 8in tall – wanted to display his independence and so didn’t appreciate her efforts.

Ulrika also had a few choice words for rapper Coolio, who she called a ‘misogynist’ who made lewd comments and ‘tried it on with most of the women’.

Criticism: Ulrika also had a few choice words for rapper Coolio, who she called a 'misogynist' who made lewd comments and 'tried it on with most of the women'

Criticism: Ulrika also had a few choice words for rapper Coolio, who she called a ‘misogynist’ who made lewd comments and ‘tried it on with most of the women’

The star did have positive things to say about Michelle Heaton who she said was ‘lovely’ but had a peculiar habit of licking crisps as she was trying to avoid eating too many carbs.  

Ulrika said she is thrilled Big Brother is returning to screens but warned ITV not to make it ‘woke’ by forbidding housemates from saying certain things. 

It comes after Big Brother’s much-anticipated comeback has been confirmed by ITV bosses.

The original reality television juggernaut’s new UK home has been announced as ITV2 and ITVX, with a series set to air next year.

Pals: The star did have positive things to say about Michelle Heaton who she said was ‘lovely’ but had a peculiar habit of licking crisps as she was trying to avoid eating too many carbs

A cast of carefully selected housemates from all walks of life will take up residence in Britain’s most famous television house for up to six weeks, with cameras capturing their every move.

The house will be given a contemporary new look for the reimagining of the iconic series. 

It is hoped audiences will be gripped as the contestants take part in entertaining tasks, tense nominations and live evictions.

It's BACK! Big Brother's much-anticipated comeback has been confirmed by ITV bosses

It’s BACK! Big Brother’s much-anticipated comeback has been confirmed by ITV bosses 

The housemates’ fate will once again be in the hands of the Great British public as they vote throughout the series, ultimately determining who will walk away with a huge cash prize and be crowned the winner.

Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe and CITV said: ‘This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience.

‘We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.’

Comeback: While a host is yet to be announced, the reality television juggernaut's new UK home has been announced as ITV2 and ITVX, with a series set to air next year (former host Davina McCall seen on the show in 2002)

Comeback: While a host is yet to be announced, the reality television juggernaut’s new UK home has been announced as ITV2 and ITVX, with a series set to air next year (former host Davina McCall seen on the show in 2002)

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