Benefits scrounger Steve Beer 'to enter Big Brother house'

Steve Beer

Benefits scrounger Steve Beer could be set to enter the Big Brother 2015 house.

The 45-year-old was the focus of Channel 5 documentary Too Fat To Work earlier this year, with 1.5 million tuning in for the show in January.

The one-off special told the story of how six-times married Steve lives off benefits, claiming that he's too big to find a job.

Steve subsequently appeared on the likes of daytime TV favourites Jeremy Kyle and This Morning following the show's broadcast.

Now he could be set to return to telly on Channel 5 as a BB housemate.

It's after Steve 'slimmed down' from 31 stone to 25 stone following a £750-a-week get fit bootcamp.

He's quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: “I want to show people I have changed. I’ll be a very interesting housemate.”

However Steve's estranged son Matty Symons isn't happy with the news.

He told the tabloid: “I want him off our telly. He’s too fat to work but apparently not too fat to go on Big Brother.”

Big Brother is expected to start next month on Channel 5.

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