Mum's golden chance to enter house
PUBLISHED: 07:27 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:23 24 May 2010
A MUM from Worle could be the 15th housemate to enter the Big Brother house after discovering a golden ticket inside her KitKat wrapper.
A MUM from Worle could be the 15th housemate to enter the Big Brother house after discovering a golden ticket inside her KitKat wrapper.Lorraine Harrow, of Vian End, did not realise what the ticket was for when her five-year-old son Ethan opened his KitKat on Sunday (May 21). The 27-year-old phoned the number printed on the back and since then her world has been turned upside down. Tuesday was spent in London talking to the producers of the hit reality TV show, Wednesday was taken up with radio interviews and she has been told to look out in national and local newspapers for her photo.Lorraine, bar manager of Elbowroom in Bristol, said: "It is almost like jumping off the edge of a cliff and starting to worry half way down whether it was the right thing to do."But it's all a good laugh and I'm sure it won't be me that's picked anyway."Only 100 golden tickets were placed in KitKats across the country and those that have not yet been registered have been selling on web-based auction site eBay for hundreds of pounds.Only four people have come forward as ticket holders so far and the deadline to register is June 2.Lorraine now has to pack her bags, say goodbye to her loved ones and head back to the Big Brother studios on June 8 for a live show to find out if she is the person randomly chosen to enter the house and be in with a chance of winning the £70,000 prize.Lorraine, who lives with her partner James, said: "When I phoned the number on Sunday it was an automated service so I just left my details including the number on the back of the ticket."The next morning I looked on the internet to find out what it was all about and realised I'd registered without even knowing it. But I'm just going to enjoy the ride."So many bad things have happened to previous contestants but I think they've always brought it on themselves."I'm a nice, normal person and if I got in I hope I wouldn't make any of the mistakes others have. If anything they'll think I'm too boring."I've only watched half an episode of this series so far, but I suppose I should start watching it properly now.