Ben, 41, is now the director and owner of his business, Players Ink. The company represents professional athletes and media personalities, helping them to build their careers and negotiate contracts.
Ben has chosen not to discuss Big Brother publicly for many years. A former housemate confirmed: “A lot of people think Ben regrets being on the show, but those who know him are aware it is not the case. Just like his family and private life, he just doesn’t feel the need to share everything with the general public.”
When Ben won the show in 2001, social media was a far-off dream, meaning the influencer and public personality route was unthinkable, which meant many contestants went on to live lives outside the spotlight.
But no two housemates from the show have really followed the same trajectory since leaving.
Season three winner, Regina Bird, has had quite a rough ride since leaving the social experiment.
The 2003 winner has grappled with becoming legally blind and caring for her son Lucas, nine, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Reggie has also struggled with depression.
“When my eyesight was failing ... I went through a really bad depression for about two years,” she said. "I couldn’t handle the world. But I got over all that, and now you have to make the most of each day. You have to keep going.”
However, with Reggie returning to the 2022 season of Big Brother, let's hope her luck turns around.
Another well-known Big Brother winner is season six's Jamie Brooksby.
It's been 15 years since Jamie Brooksby starred on Big Brother. Nowadays, he works as a property developer and divides his time between Melbourne and Brisbane.
"I look after the sales of medium to high-density developments. They don't condone headbands apparently," Jamie told TV Week.
For now, Jamie is the proud dog dad to an adorable pug called Dallas but he admitted he'd love kids one day.
"I don't have kids but would love to someday soon," the Big Brother alum revealed in the same chat.
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