“I’m a likeable guy… I hope.” And with those words, Paul Danan walked into the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Paul’s always resented being known as “that crazy drunk guy from Celebrity Love Island”, so it’s good that he’s now got the chance to become better known as “that crazy heroin-snorting guy from Celebrity Big Brother”.
Just in case he doesn’t get to mention some of his other career highlights in the house:
* He once tried to have a crack at Cameron Diaz, by sending a handbag to her agent’s office and then turning up at the Charlie’s Angels premiere uninvited to ask if she’d received his gift.
* He once had a date with Melanie Sykes, but his car broke down so he had to get his mum to give him and Mel a lift to the restaurant. (There was no second date.)
* He once spent so long trying to chat up Billie Piper at a music industry party, Billie grabbed a stranger and begged him to pretend he was her boyfriend so she could get rid of him.
* He once got fired from his job in panto in Preston because when he was booked to switch on the Christmas lights he yelled “MAKE SOME MOTHERFUCKING NOISE, PRESTON!” into the microphone – to an audience of rather bemused grannies and children.