Pete Bennett makes shock return to Big Brother
Pete Bennett is to make a shock return to 'Big Brother'.
The reality TV star comes face to face with ex-girlfriend Nikki Grahame - who he enjoyed a romance with on the 2006 series of the show for which he was crowned winner - when he enters the house during a task in which the housemates are instructed to ignore any distractions.
Nikki, 33 - who rejoined the show last week - can hardly disguise her excitement as her former flame teases her in an attempt to make her acknowledge him and lose the task.
Dressed in a sequinned jacket with his hair styled in a purple mohawk, Pete applies some bright red lipstick before puckering up and smearing it onto Nikki's cheek.
Pete then accuses his ex-girlfriend of giving him the "[Nasty] Nick" treatment in an apparent reference to the 'EastEnders' character.
He says: "Basically, what I was going to say is, 'How are you doing? I'm back! Nice to see you, man! Yeah!' What, you're not going to say hello? Oh I see it, it's Nick, innit?
"Oh, you've found another man, have you? Oh that's nice, innit, eh?"
While Pete isn't expected to make a permanent return to the house, Nikki is to remain on the show for three weeks as part of the Time Warp twist in the current 'Timebomb' series alongside 2007 winner Brian Belo and 2014 winner Helen Wood.
Pete called time on his relationship with the loud-mouthed star shortly after they left the 'Big Brother' house before tying the knot with his childhood sweetheart.
However, he is now single again and has remained good friends with Nikki.
Meanwhile, the eccentric star - who suffers from Tourette's syndrome - recently confessed he'd been left homeless after spending all the money he won on the show.
He said at the time: "It all kid of went wrong, it didn't go to plan. I had all that money and I didn't know what to do with it.
"I put it on the wrong things. I was homeless after having so much money. It's easy come, easy go. The fame pushed me in a way I didn't want to go, I didn't like it."