Big Brother graduate Helen Adams was pictured stepping out ahead of the show’s comeback on Thursday.
The hairstylist, now 45, wore an Aristocats T-shirt along with black leggings and trainers as she headed to the local petrol station in Bristol.
It’s been 22 years since the bubbly blonde appeared on the show where she rose to fame after saying, “I like to blink, I do.”
Helen was blow dried to perfection and still looked just as pretty as she did on the show that used to air on Channel 4 before she switched to Channel 5.
Helen was just 22 when she competed in the second series of Big Brother and quickly became one of the favorites to win with her endearing and sweet personality.
Welsh superstar: Big Brother icon Helen Adams, 45, stepped down in Bristol on Thursday ahead of the show’s comeback this autumn
Loved ones: Helen finished second in the second series of Big Brother behind champion Brian Dowling after winning over an army of fans for her famous line: ‘I like to blink, I do’ (pictured in 2001)
Flashback: Helen’s appearance comes 22 years after the hairstylist achieved cult status on the show – pictured with fellow contestant and lover Paul Clarke, with whom she dated for five years
Viewers were also captivated by her blossoming romance with roommate Paul Clarke, although Helen was in a relationship at the time.
Reaching the finals, Helen placed second behind winner Brian and was seen outside the house hugging and reuniting with Paul.
The couple dated for five years and even moved in together, but chose to keep their romance out of the spotlight.
Helen made numerous television appearances on shows such as Loose Women, GMTV and Ready, Steady Cook before she and Paul split in 2006.
The couple blamed the pressures of fame for their breakup, and Paul told Heat Magazine at the time, “For the past five years, people have been asking me, ‘How’s Helen?’ ‘When are you getting married?’ every day, and I’ve never been into those people.” met my life. It’s starting to wear you out.
“It’s not that I don’t like talking about Helen, I just wanted to get away and be a private person again.”
Helen added, “I felt like the wicked witch because I was the first to say something.” But then Paul said to me, “Would you like to marry me?” and I said, “I don’t think I would.” would do,” and he said, “Well, I don’t want to marry you either.””. And we laughed.’
As well as moving to Bristol to work as a hairstylist, Helen is believed to have gotten married and now has a daughter.
Very popular: Helen made numerous television appearances on shows such as Loose Women, GMTV and Ready, Steady Cook before she and Paul split in 2006
What a woman! Helen was blow dried to perfection and still looked just as pretty as she did on the show that used to air on Channel 4 before she switched to Channel 5
Casual cutie: She paired her Aristocats tee with black leggings and trainers
Old flame: Viewers were also captivated by Helen’s blossoming romance with roommate Paul Clarke, who the couple dated for five years before splitting in 2006
Big Brother returns to Channel 5 this autumn and a second season has already been commissioned, although the first hasn’t even aired yet.
AJ Odudu, 35, and Will Best, 38, will present the new version after AJ was left out of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side years ago.
They will share the iconic leading role and discuss all current issues in the house in an additional evening live show.
A source told Web: “The chemistry between them is real and it was a breeze at the screening.”
Speaking of her new role, AJ said, “I’m so excited to finally be able to say, Yes, I’m the host of Big Brother!” I couldn’t be happier.’
Return: New presenters AJ Odudu and Will Best will present the new format of the show, which returns to Channel 5 this autumn
The original: Davina McCall famously presented the original format in the 2000s when the show was on Channel 4