Big Brother star Mr Showbiz records charity Christmas single in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 12:37 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:37 21 October 2015

Christmas Showbiz

Christmas Showbiz


Simon Gross, from Beckenham, starred in the video which was filmed at the Tesco superstore on Saturday

The video for a charity Christmas single was recorded in Bromley on Saturday.

Big Brother personality Simon Gross – known as Mr Showbiz – starred in the video for ‘Christmas Showbiz’ which was filmed at the Tesco superstore.

“It went really well,” he said.

“We started the shoot at about 1pm and at first people were confused about what was going on seeing me dressed in a gold suit, but it was really well received, we got some great shots and a real mix of older and younger people.”

Gross, who is from Beckenham, was notoriously evicted from the Big Brother house after just two hours earlier in the year, and has high hopes for the single which will help raise money for charity.

He said: “We need a good Christmas song that’s fresh and fun, we haven’t had one of those in years.

“I’m not saying it’ll still be remembered in a hundred years but if people like it, who knows?

“You’ve got to use the fame quickly after going on something like Big Brother, after six months people forget who you are so I needed to get myself out there and do something between now and Christmas and this seemed ideal.

“We need something that involves real people having fun and it makes such a difference to being in a studio which is so boring.”

The 46-year-old former Butlins red coat added: “I have got to know the staff at the store quite well, it’s nice and intimate and I was able to create my own kind of atmosphere.

“It’s just about having fun and being happy. It’s not easy to release a song and make it successful but we’re going to try.”

The single will be released in the run-up to Christmas and the video available in the next few weeks.

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