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Big Brother star defeated in election bid after dodging hot tea attack on campaign trail

Glyn Wise starred in Big Brother 10 years ago

Big Brother star Glyn Wise has been defeated in his debut election bid to become an Assembly Member - and revealed how an irate home owner tried to throw boiling tea on him when he went door-to-door looking for votes.

The 2006 contestant, who was 18 and working as a lifeguard when he starred in the Channel 4 show alongside Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, Nikki Grahame and winner Pete Bennett, was standing as Plaid Cymru’s candidate in Cardiff Central.

Glyn Wise leaving the Big Brother house in 2006 Credit: PA

Despite coming fourth and receiving a mixed response to his vote canvassing, Wise said that he won't give up on politics.

It's all been good apart from person who tried to throw boiling hot tea over me.

– Glyn Wise

"There's a lot of positives to be drawn from the campaign," the 28-year-old added.

"I've had people come up to me who said they are going to vote Plaid for the first time ever and I've helped get Plaid's message out to people."

Wise wasn't the only BB candidate in the running.

He finished one behind 2015 contestant Joel Williams, who was the youngest Tory councillor in Wales when he entered the Big Brother house last year aged 19.

BB 2015 contestant Joel Williams Credit: PA

Labour's Jenny Rathbone retained the seat - beating the Liberal Democrats by around 900 votes.

"(Plaid leader) Leanne Wood didn't win the first elections she contested - nor did the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon," Wise said.

"I would love to have another crack at it."

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