Colson Smith

Resides: Yorkshire

Why Celebrity Big Brother and why now?

It just feels right, it’s the OG reality TV show and it’s returning, it’s on ITV, it all makes sense. I’ve been ready to get into the house for months now, I just want it to be launch night!

What do you hope to get from the experience?

I’m really looking forward to being myself, so many people know me as Craigy the Copper, but not as much Colson, I feel ready to be myself now.

What most scares you about the experience?

I mean there’s a few random things, like sleeping in a room with so many people and queuing for the bathroom! But nothing really scares me, the whole unknown aspect of what the experience entails really excites me.

Describe what you’re like to live with in 3 words.

The Chatting Chef.

Are there any traits or habits you have that you think fellow housemates might find difficult to live with?

I used to live with Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price, I asked them what my bad habits were, they told me I used to take my socks off on an evening and leave them lying around… Hopefully I’ll remember not to leave my socks in the diary room.

What will you find difficult to live with?

I really don’t know, but since Covid I’ve got so used to a regular routine of working, cooking, running and working out, it’ll be interesting to see how much I struggle having that routine completely taken away from me!

Dream CBB housemates?

A sportsman, cricket or footballer preferably for me, but anyone who has done and achieved the things that I dreamed of as a 12-year-old kid! I’m the sort of person who just listens and learns from the people around me, so anyone that I can peck their head ha!

Worst CBB housemates?!

My biggest fear is me being that Housemate that nobody likes ha! I think for me as long as everyone is there for a fun time and gets stuck in we’ll all have a great experience!

What items are you packing that you can’t live without?

It’s more what I’m not!! I can’t believe I’m going without my running watch! I’ve not taken it off for 3 years!! I’ve got my sliders packed and I’m looking forward to lounging about in them!

What’s one piece of advice you’ll take with you into the CBB house?

I’m purely going to have the best time and most fun I could possibly have, so I want to make sure I take every opportunity I get. I guess I only get 1 c h a n c e t o be a Bi g Brot h e r Housemate, so I wanna make sure I do it all!

Who do you want to see at the end of the runway?

My mum, she’s the goat. I speak to her every day and I know as soon as I’m evicted she’ll be there to tell me what I need to know!

How will you cope without a phone? Weirdly looking forward to it! No more TikTok before bed!