Adam and Luke tell us about their past, present and futures.
Big Brother 2012 winner Luke Anderson and runner-up Adam Kelly came to Lambeth College’s Clapham Centre this month to talk to learners from our media, radio broadcasting and performing arts courses about their recent stints in the Big Brother house.
Luke pipped former LA gang member Adam to the post to be crowned this year’s Big Brother winner and claim the £50,000 prize money awarded by Channel 5.
The two housemates are currently making a tour of schools and colleges around the country to talk to learners about their lives before and after the BB experience and how they came to land in the same spot after turning their lives around.
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Big Brother winner Luke Anderson visited Lambeth College in September 2012, along with housemate Adam Kelly, to discuss his time in the Big Brother house and the return to life on the outside. Luke talks exclusively to Vox Radio about what happens next and how he plans to spend his £50,000 prize money.
Adam told our learners that he had grown up pretty much directionless on the streets of LA where he became a member of the infamous Crips gang. After serving a short jail sentence he decided enough was enough and returned to his native UK to start again. He said: “The Big Brother experience was a part of that new start”. He now aims to help turn around the fortunes of other young men who find themselves in the same situation as himself by offering mentoring and counselling.
Luke also has an interesting past and actually began life as a female. Four years ago he started treatment to change his sex to a male. He told us that he aimed to use his newly found fame to help raise awareness about the transgendered community.
Our learners raised questions about their experience in the house as well as how the show was organised and produced.
Adam and Luke with Radio students Hazel and Vere outside of our Clapham centre.
Radio Production students Vere Lynch and Hazel Mthembu were on-hand to interview the two guests for the new season of Vox Radio broadcasts (which begin in October via the Lambeth College learning web and on Mixcloud). Vere said: “It was brilliant getting involved in this event and interviewing Luke and Adam. I feel priviledged to be able to do this so early on in my course.”