Big Brother winner Helen Wood struck by lightning

Published Monday, Jan 19 2015, 11:08 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Big Brother winner Helen Wood has said she's lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning.

The former BB housemate has claimed it was only her rubber-soled Hunter wellington boots that saved her life after she was hit by a lightning bolt while out walking her dog.

Helen Wood wins 15th series of Big Brother, summer 2014


Helen won Big Brother in summer 2014.

Helen told The Sun on Sunday: "I felt the electricity shock go through my skull, down past my right eye, then out my jaw. It was so powerful. I screamed then ran to the car."

The 28-year-old said she felt dizzy and had a headache after the incident.

Helen was taken to her local hospital for tests, where a doctor told her the rubber boots she'd been wearing had saved her life.


Helen won the 15th series of Big Brother in 2015.

As you'd expect, the reality star has been watching the current series of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 and hasn't held back on her Twitter feed when it comes to assessing the current crop of housemates.

Among the celebs she isn't too keen on? Perez Hilton and Nadia Sawalha.

Echoing Katie Hopkins' views on last night's show, Helen said she was unhappy at how Perez had reacted to Alexander O'Neal's exit, blaming the US gossip blogger for "pushing" Alexander to quit.

She also said of Nadia's attitude towards Katie and the fact Nadia is backing Perez: "Nadia has made a BIG mistake, she thinks Katie is hated outside so sides with that ugly gnome thinking it does her favours. Nope."

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