The 20-year-old from Essex is hardly a household name, but he manages to supplement his 100,000 prize money with fees for public appearances and the occasional cameo on Harry Hill's TV Burp.An avid fan of the show even before he went on it, Belo thinks that the recent participants' thirst for fame has ruined the programme.Both admit they expected to be photographed and featured in lads' mags, but Graeme went on to secure her own TV series while Hayes, who billed herself as a Posh Spice wannabe, has just released a single."I've got no regrets at all because it's got me where I am today and I think I'm in a really good place," she says.
For recent runners-up Chanelle Hayes and Nikki Grahame, too, the benefits of Big Brother went way beyond their expectations.
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With some newspaper columnists refusing to discuss the Channel 4 series, and several London nightclubs refusing to let former contestants in, is it still possible for a BB wannabe to carve out a reputable career in showbusiness?
"If you want to be famous, then going on Big Brother probably isn't the best way, because you do have a stigma attached to you when you come out of the house," says Brian Belo, who won the show last year.