Guy Lloyd’s Celebrity Bingo

Komedia, Brighton

Saturday, October 5

A FORMER Big Brother winner will appear as the special guest at a bingo event next month.

Pete Bennett won the seventh series of the popular Channel 4 TV show in 2006 and won over the nation with his quirky and wacky behaviour – he picked up more than 60 per cent of the national vote in the final.

He will perform at Guy Lloyd’s Celebrity Bingo in October at Brighton Komedia.

Pete has Tourette’s Syndrome and following his appearance on Big Brother was praised by multiple charities for putting the condition “on the map”.

Guy said he is delighted to have Pete on board for the evening and hopes he will inject some chaos into proceedings.

He said: “Pete is the perfect guest for this night. He’s great fun and we’re delighted to have him on board.”

When you think of bingo the first thing that springs to mind is a bustling hall, crammed with people of a certain age, and possibly an off colour carpet.

The only thing that Guy Lloyd’s Celebrity Bingo, now in its eighth year, shares with this image is the fact that bingo will still be played.

The former Juice FM DJ, who delighted the ears of listeners for more than a decade on Juice Brighton, is hoping to “put the rock ‘n’ roll back into bingo” with his event on Saturday, October 5.

When asked about what the evening will have in store he says: “Play bingo. Have comedy. Play bingo. Have cabaret. Play bingo. Have magic. Play bingo. Go home feeling better about the world.”

It is simple and to the point, and isn’t that really what bingo is meant to be anyway?

The traditional game will feature prizes like free meals, spa days, concerts and theatre tickets.

But for those who are looking for a bit more entertainment Guy has a whole host of celebrity guests up his sleeve.

As well as the aforementioned Bennett, Guy has some other friends performing on the night, including magician Paul Zenon, comedian Sam Savage and music and drag star Alfie Ordinary.

Paul will, naturally, be performing his magic during the show, while Sam performs a ten minute comedy set.

Meanwhile Alfie has something special up his sleeve that Guy can’t reveal but promises attendees will not want to miss.

As well as all these celebrity guests Guy will be bringing his alter-ego Vince Venus to the show.

Vince went viral online after a shocking performance in the auditions of Britain’s Got Talent in 2015.

Guy, as Vince, took to the stage is a gold jumpsuit and burst into Queen’s I Want to Break Free.

Within seconds of starting he was shown the red light by all four judges – Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.

But the internet fame that came with his performance gave Vince a platform to work from – he now performs at events across the county and beyond and even fronts punk rock band Sock.

For all the fun to be had there is a serious reason for Guy wanting to set up the Celebrity Bingo show.

Money raised from the event will go to the MS Society and Sussex MS Treatment Centre – both of which help people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

The charities are especially meaningful to Guy who has known both friends and family members who have been diagnosed with the disease.

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