Horse-punchbag Dappy was the latest in a long line of artists (arguable) who’ve entered the sphere of reality TV after appearing in Celebrity Big Brother. Here’s some of the highlights and lowlights. Following the ‘hiatus’ of Blink-182 in 2005, Travis Barker’s show Meet The Barkers aired. It gave an insight into his punk rock lifestyle, including spending $10,000 on Christmas decorations.
Goldie – Celebrity Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing
In 2002 Goldie entered the Big Brother house – can you believe it was 10 years ago – and was the first to be evicted. Later in 2010 he took part in Strictly Come Dancing, and was the first celebrity to be booted off. Not his finest moment by any stretch of the imagination. Just look at that shirt.
Pete Burns – Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Wedding Planner, Celebrity Wife Swap and Celebrity Come Dine With Me
Probably more widely recognised for his interesting choices in plastic surgery than for his musical career, Pete Burns has taken part in practically every celebrity reality programme possible.
Donny Tourette – Celebrity Big Brother
In an attempt for a career boost, Towers of Londons’ Donny Tourette appeared on CBB on 2007. He only lasted 48 hours, after scaling the wall to exit the house after his task was to be a slave to the late Jade Goody and her family.
Tommy Lee – Tommy Lee Goes To College
In 2005, a show about Tommy Lee attending the University of Nebraska aired. He was a college dropout in his younger days, so decided it was about time to attend college. It shows the struggle of him finding a roommate, trying out for sports, the marching band AND studying chemistry. Just like any average teenager really…
Steven Tyler – American Idol
In 2010, it was revealed that Steven Tyler would become a judge on singing reality show, American Idol. After two seasons he decided to leave. In 2013 he returned by dressing up as a woman to audition, saying “’I just wanted to come by and say hello.”
Gene Simmons – Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Gene Simmons’ Rock School
In 2006, the Kiss bassist and singer allowed his family life to be followed on television. The show saw him buying football teams and aired his relationship troubles. Prior to this, he started ‘Gene Simmons Rock School’ to turn a class of children into a rock band.
Bret Michaels – Rock of Love
Rock of Love with Bret Michaels was an American reality television dating game show. It starred Bret Michaels, the lead singer from the band Poison. Women competed to be his date but the show terminated without Michaels having any luck in love.
John Lydon – I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
In 2004, Lydon entered the Australian jungle to partake in eating weird animals, creepy challenges and camp miles away from civilisation. The Sex Pistols singer managed to shock the nation, and this time not by his music. He referred to the shows viewers as “fucking cunts”. He was the third celebrity to exit the jungle.
Snoop Dogg – Snopp Dogg’s Fatherhood
In 2008, Snoop Dogg chose to air a reality television show which showed the insight to his family life. The show looks at him being a father, a husband, making money, making music and well… just being Snoop Dogg really.
Coolio – Celebrity Big Brother
In 2009, Coolio joined the Celebrity Big Brother house. He became notorious in the house for bullying, sexist remarks and giving a detailed encounter of a threesome he had when he was 12-years-old. Despite his in-house antics, he reached the final, finishing at a cool third place.
MC Hammer – Hammertime
MC Hammer made his private life public when in 2009 he aired his family on his own reality show, Hammertime.
Flava Flav – Flavor Of Love
Flava Flav embarked on a dating show in 2006, where 20 woman competed for his affection. The show was a result of Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav’s failed relationship on Strange Love and he didn’t marry anyone on the show.
Preston – Celebrity Big Brother
In 2006, the Ordinary Boys singer entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. He fell head-over-hills for Chantelle Houghton, despite already being in a relationship.
Shawty Lo – All My Babies Mommas
All My Babies’ Mommas was exactly what it said on the tin. This reality series was about Shawty Lo’s eleven children, who were conceived by ten different mothers. Before even a single episode was aired in January 2013 it was cancelled for promoting sex with various partners.
Bez – Celebrity Big Brother
In 2005, Bez from the Happy Mondays entered the Celebrity Big Brother House after being declared bankrupt. He ended up winning the show, but his £50,000 was reportedly handed straight over to the tax man.
Rev Run (Run D.M.C) – Run’s House
Run’s house looked into the life of former RUN-D.M.C rapper, Rev Run. The series started in 2005 with a spin–off series called Daddy’s Little Girls, which followed his daughters’ shoes business.
ICE- T –Ice Loves Coco
Ice-T had a reality show where every episode name was based around “baby got back”, such as; “Baby got third wheel”, “Baby got separation anxiety” and “Baby got super powers”. The series followed him and his wife Coco’s life together.
Vanilla Ice – Vanilla Ice goes Amish
Vanilla Ice spent time learning about and living in an Amish community. He spent his time milking cows, scooping poop and not being able to charge his mobile phone.
Outkast – Punk’d
Outkast were victims of Punk’d in 2003. They were set up to believe that the car they had hired was involved in an accident, where it had gone through a shop window, meaning they had to pay $350,000 in damage.
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) – MTV Cribs
When Taylor Hawkins appeared on Cribs, his home probably wasn’t as expected. He showed off his pink bedroom furniture and his ‘glam rock’ style living room. His ‘office’, however, was full of drum kits.