CBB's Emma Willis: 'David Gest is a nutcase with a heart of gold'

Published Wednesday, Jan 6 2016, 11:25 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Emma Willis has thrown her support behind CBB's David Gest.

We totally forgot ahead of the launch show that Emma would know David quite well, as David appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! alongside Emma's husband Matt back in 2006.

Celebrities enter the big brother house during 'Celebrity Big Brother Launch'. Broadcast on Channel 5 HD
Emma Willis talks to David Gest

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Speaking on BOTS last night, she said: "I hadn't seen David for so many years. For two years, David was very much part of our household. Him and Matt were attached at the hip for a long time after they came out of the jungle together, so I've spent a lot of time with David.

"He is truly bonkers. He's an absolute nutcase but deep down he has a heart of gold so I hope he does well."

Emma also suggested Darren Day could be one to watch...

"Keep your eye on Darren. I think he will go far. We haven't seen him for so many years, have we? We know of his reputation from years ago and he just, I don't know, he seems like a real gent. I don't know him, I'm just making assumptions from meeting him for 30 seconds, but I think he'll do quite well."

CBB airs nightly on Channel 5.

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Jeremy McConnell2.90%
Darren Day3.83%
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