My CBB 2014 Final Experience.
On Friday the 12th September 2014 I finally got to fulfill my long time Big Brother dream and visit the house. Yes, I was there at the Celebrity Big Brother Final.
I was lucky enough to win a competition from the sponsors of Big Brother 'Super Casino' giving me access to their Channel 5 Hospitality Bar and entrance to the Live audience. For me it was a dream come true, getting to watch the show was amazing and I loved every minute. I brought a good friend with me, who just happened to be a good friend of one of the CBB contestants who was still in the house. We were both very excited to be there to welcome her out when her time came, she came a whopping 5th. We were so proud!
In the bar we got to sit in an old Big Brother chair and enjoy free drinks from the bar as well as some delicious canapes too. We had a lovely hour or so in there before we were escorted out onto the set for the show. I was expecting to be down with the audience but instead we were up in the stands, standing right across from the Big Brother door. We had such an amazing view from up there, the whole show was just spectacular.
The show was very loud but also very surreal to watch. We cheered and screamed and booed and clapped. It was an emotional two hours. The show ended with an out of this world fireworks display which shot into the air right above our heads. As the audience below us were showered with pretty gold glittery bits of foil we found ourselves being showered with cardboard fireworks leftovers which was a bit scary but worth it. We wasn't allowed to take any pictures on the set which was a bit disappointing but completely understandable and it wasn't just us who that rule applied to, the celebrities sitting opposite us on the red row were told the exactly same. I am so glad that I got to go, I had an amazing time!
As we were being escorted back to our bar there was a bit of confusion and we ended up outside the 'Friends and Family' Bar which for us turned out to be the best part of our night. Right across from where we standing stood Dee being interviewed. My friend I was with ran across to see her and when Dee saw who she was she was screaming and crying (happy tears of course) and hugging her so tight. She was so happy to see her friend. It was a very emotional moment to watch but I was so happy for both of them. Dee was being rushed off into another room but she insisted that we were to join her and her family in their bar. The team fetched us some new wrist bands which allowed us access to the room.
We entered the 'Celebrity' Bar at around 11.15pm and waited for the celebrities to pour in. For the first hour I stood there in complete awe of what was happening around me. There was me, a completely normal person surrounded by all these famous faces. When Dee arrived at the bar she was so lovely, everyone was so happy to see her. They sure did love their 'Momma Dee' it was very clear to see that and thanks to her kindness I had the most amazing night of my life. I couldn't thank her enough, what a lovely lady.
The next few hours went by in a quick blur of laughter, jokes and tears of happiness. Everyone was so welcoming and so lovely, I couldn't have hoped for a better night! I had my picture taken with almost everyone, they didn't mind at all.
Who could have possibly known that our trip to the Celebrity Big Brother 2014 Final would turn out like this. I got to chat to people who I wouldn't have otherwise met in my wildest dreams. I got to hear conversations that even I couldn't have made up. I took lots more photos but they're for my private viewing only as I'd like to respect their privacy.
If you ever get a chance to go to the CBB Final, you should go! It's an amazing experience and for me and my friend, it will definitely be one that we will never forget!