“Make as much money as you can – remember none of it is real”
JOSIE GIBSON , SERIES 11
Known for… Her on-screen romance with John James Parton, and her workout videos.
Now: A TV presenter and weight-loss ambassador.
“Not everyone is going to love you, but I was one of the lucky ones. That’s not to say I didn’t have difficult moments. I worried about the impact the show would have on my family. All I wanted was some time off work – it turned out to be so much better than I thought! I made a chunk of money and am now financially independent, but there’s been times when I’ve been angry and had to keep my cool. If I hadn’t, I could have potentially lost everything. [Someone once threatened to throw acid in her face and she had a stalker.] It was all part of the game, but you’ve got to be mentally strong. There’s a churn of celebrities now, so you’ve got to enjoy it and ride that wave for as long as possible. Make as much money as you can, but remember none of it is real.”