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IFA rep in Big Brother house


A former Whitechurch Securities sales rep has entered the Big Brother house in the 11th and final series of the reality TV show.

Josie Gibson, 25, from Bristol, was a sales rep for Whitechurch responsible for engaging with IFAs to discuss the firm’s discretionary management services. She was only with Whitechurch for three months before quitting to enter the Big Brother house.

Gibson (pictured right) was the first housemate to enter the house. She is quoted on Channel’s Big Brother website claiming she hated her job, saying: “I’ve lost my game and turned into a loser.”

Whitechurch Securities managing director Gavin Haynes says he is unlikely to become an avid viewer of the series. He says: “Josie was not here for long before pursuing other interests which obviously turned out to be going on Big Brother, which is quite surreal. I cannot stand the programme, I watched the start as we knew when she was leaving that she was going to go on it. Compared with the rest of the housemates, she is slightly more sensible from what I have seen.”


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There are 3 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Wow, a whole 3 months? Maybe she should be part of the new regulatory regime….

  2. er..this qualifies as news?

  3. I am watching BB as it is the last one.
    Josie is far from ‘slightly more sensible’ than the others. I’d go as far as to say she strikes me as rather thick. She cannot string a sentence together coherently and has extremely limited vocabulary. How she could have conversed with clients is totally beyond me. I should imagine she has not been a great loss to Whitechurch.

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