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VIDEO: The Big Brother Snorter

NewsBy Niall Donald
Marc O'Neill
Marc O'Neill

BIG Brother star Marc O’Neill leans forward and snorts a substance from a bag as he excitedly chats in the toilet of a Dublin city-centre nightclub earlier this year.

In this exclusive video, the muscle-bound reality TV star can be seen leaning forward and inhaling while he talks about coping with his newfound fame.

After snorting the substance, O’Neill wipes his right nostril with the back of his hand and passes the bag back to his pal, who then snorts a part of the substance. 

The video, which is sure to spark worries for the ex-stripper’s pals, was shot more than six months before he appeared on Big Brother in the U.K.

A source has claimed that it was taken in the male toilets of a popular nightclub in the south inner-city.

The 20-second clip shows Marc chatting with another man and was recorded on a mobile phone. 

During the brief exchange, Marc and the unidentified man can be heard talking about his career as a reality TV star.

He is asked: “I’d say you get a lot of s**t, do you man?”

Marc responds: “Lads who know me know I am buzzer like the rest of yiz. But if someone offers me a TV show...”

Last night, one pal of the former Tallafornia star said Marc has been aware the clip has been doing “the rounds” over the last few months.

Last night we showed the video to represenatives for the 29 year-old, explaining that it showed him appearing to snort a substance.  A spokesman responded: “The video doesn’t show what you are insinuating.  This video is filmed without Marc being aware.”

The TV wannabe has previously spoken of his love for partying and regularly got drunk on TV3’s Tallafornia.

In February 2014, the Sunday World revealed how he knocked back a full bottle of Captain Morgan’s rum in the space of 33 seconds as part of the dangerous ‘Neknominate’ drinking craze.

Kildare–born Marc was evicted from the Big Brother house last week after generating controversy and headlines.

At one point, the ex-Army officer was accused of “scaring” the contestants in the house by Brian Belo. The former Big Brother winner walked off the programme after spending several days arguing with Marc and Helen Wood.

Brian climbed over the walls of the compound to escape the pair. 

“I was one of the only people standing up to Helen and Marc so they just wanted to go at me really. They were antagonising me, both of them,” he said.

“It wasn’t really just Helen but Marc was the one. Every time I spoke they rolled their eyes.” 

Last week, Marc claimed he had no regrets about appearing on the show.

“I had a great time, it was the best time of my life. Maybe they all hated me, but I had my fun and that’s all that matters.”

Marc also admitted that he doesn’t look back on Tallafornia fondly, and entered BB to distance himself from the reputation he gained from the show. 

“I wanted to, in a way, redeem myself and I wanted people to not remember me as ‘yer man off Tallafornia’ like the rest of them idiots. I didn’t want to be part of that. I want to be known for me.

“I don’t take this too seriously, it’s not going to make me famous, and it’s not going to make me rich. I think 216 people have been on Big Brother and now I’m one of those people. I’m not going to say it’s one of my life goals, but it’s something I can look back on when I have kids.”

The burly stripper hit the headlines for the wrong reasons when he joined the online neknomination game, where people carry out drinking ‘dares’ and upload them onto the internet.

Nineteen year-old Jonny Byrne from Carlow tragically died after he participated in the craze.

In a shocking video, which was posted before that tragedy, the then-Tallafornia star could be seen lying in a bath dressed in a Superman suit while he opens the bottle of rum.

He then proceeds to drink the full bottle of rum in four gulps before stripping off his suit and drinking a can of Guinness.

After coming under fire for encouraging the craze, Marc hit back, saying he had not asked anyone to follow his lead.

He admitted the stunt was reckless and added: “I can say it’s dangerous, but stepping off a path is also dangerous. Riding a horse is dangerous.”

The Dubliner added that “loads of people are doing it” and that he is “old enough” to drink the full bottle of rum in four gulps if he wants to   He said it wasn’t his fault if people copied him.

He said: “I can’t be held responsible for every action I do. The whole world does bad things. You go on these mad websites and you see people being beheaded, I don’t go and behead my mates.”