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Three former Large Brother winners reveal how the $250,000 prize modified their lives

Large Brother Australia will crown a winner of its rebooted season on Wednesday night time.

And three former winners have revealed simply how ‘lonely’, ‘surreal’, ‘eye-opening’ and ‘humbling’ the $250,000 money prize was for them.

Chatting with Each day Mail Australia in regards to the ups and downs of their expertise, Reggie Hen, Ben Norris and Jamie Brooksby have given sage recommendation to the brand new winner.

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EXCLUSIVE: Three former Big Brother winners reveal how the $250,000 prize changed their lives - as they give sage advice to the reboot's new victor. Pictured: 2003 winner Reggie Bird

EXCLUSIVE: Three former Large Brother winners reveal how the $250,000 prize modified their lives – as they offer sage recommendation to the reboot’s new victor. Pictured: 2003 winner Reggie Hen

As of Tuesday, 4 housemates stay within the operating for Seven’s money prize, together with Mat Garrick, Daniel Gorringe, Sophie Budack and Chad Hurst.

REGINA ‘REGGIE’ BIRD, SEASON THREE: 2003

Reggie was a humble Tasmanian fish and chip store employee earlier than she received Australian viewers’ hearts on Large Brother in 2003.

Sadly, it did not take lengthy for your entire prize cash to fade for the fan-favourite, resulting from cash woes, a divorce, well being points and being scammed. 

'After winning my life has been up and down': Unfortunately, it didn't take long for Reggie's entire prize money to vanish, due to money woes, a divorce, health issues and being scammed

'After winning my life has been up and down': Unfortunately, it didn't take long for Reggie's entire prize money to vanish, due to money woes, a divorce, health issues and being scammed

‘After profitable my life has been up and down’: Sadly, it did not take lengthy for Reggie’s whole prize cash to fade, resulting from cash woes, a divorce, well being points and being scammed 

'Don’t trust anyone and go with your gut instincts': The reality TV star winner was swindled out of $40,000 by a fake TV producer who promised her a starring role in a travel show

'Don’t trust anyone and go with your gut instincts': The reality TV star winner was swindled out of $40,000 by a fake TV producer who promised her a starring role in a travel show

‘Don’t belief anybody and go along with your intestine instincts’: The truth TV star winner was swindled out of $40,000 by a faux TV producer who promised her a starring position in a journey present 

‘The perfect half about profitable the cash was it didn’t really feel like profitable any cash… And the unhealthy, just about what went within the divorce,’ Reggie mentioned.

The truth TV star winner, now 46, was swindled out of $40,000 by a faux TV producer who promised her a starring position in a journey present.

‘After profitable my life has been up and down and made me extra conscious of individuals as I used to be very naive.’  

‘The recommendation I’d give the winner this yr: Don’t belief anybody and go along with your intestine instincts as to what you do with it [the money]!’ 

'I was too young to have that much money': Jamie Brooksby (pictured) was only 22 when he won Big Brother in 2006, but says the fame and recognition can be worse than a cash prize

'I was too young to have that much money': Jamie Brooksby (pictured) was only 22 when he won Big Brother in 2006, but says the fame and recognition can be worse than a cash prize

‘I used to be too younger to have that a lot cash’: Jamie Brooksby (pictured) was solely 22 when he received Large Brother in 2006, however says the celebrity and recognition may be worse than a money prize

JAMIE BROOKSBY, SEASON SIX:  2006 

Jamie Brooksby was solely 22 when he received Large Brother in 2006, and he admits: ‘I used to be too younger to have that a lot cash… It was greater than I may actually comprehend.’

For him, the cash helped ‘set him up for the longer term’, and the one navigate a part of his profitable title was the celebrity and recognition that got here with it.

‘I discovered being recognised fairly confronting. Nobody trains you for that… I believe the expertise for the blokes in the home now will probably be far more difficult sadly.

'Trust those that have your best interests at heart': While Jamie spent his money on fun nights out at first, he said it was worth having people around you that are supportive of your choices

'Trust those that have your best interests at heart': While Jamie spent his money on fun nights out at first, he said it was worth having people around you that are supportive of your choices

‘Belief those who have your greatest pursuits at coronary heart’: Whereas Jamie spent his cash on enjoyable nights out at first, he mentioned it was value having folks round you which can be supportive of your selections

'I first sat own with a financial planner I trusted': Jamie was glad to have a supportive network who encouraged him to be sensible with his winnings and invest it in property

'I first sat own with a financial planner I trusted': Jamie was glad to have a supportive network who encouraged him to be sensible with his winnings and invest it in property

‘I first sat personal with a monetary planner I trusted’: Jamie was glad to have a supportive community who inspired him to be smart along with his winnings and make investments it in property

Jamie, now 36, is glad he had a supportive community of household and buddies who inspired him to be smart along with his winnings and use it to spend money on property.

‘If something it [the money] made me extra humble. 

‘My recommendation, could be belief your greatest family and friends, and those who have your greatest pursuits at coronary heart. Have enjoyable. However know when to tug up stumps and be smart.  

‘Very first thing I did was sit down with a monetary planner pal that I trusted. That’s most likely not a nasty begin both!’ he mentioned.

'I couldn't really process the concept of that much money at first': Ben Norris took a screenshot of the 'surreal' moment his bank balance soared when he was transferred the winning cash in 2012 and was warned not to 'blow the money like previous winners had'

'I couldn't really process the concept of that much money at first': Ben Norris took a screenshot of the 'surreal' moment his bank balance soared when he was transferred the winning cash in 2012 and was warned not to 'blow the money like previous winners had'

‘I could not actually course of the idea of that a lot cash at first’: Ben Norris took a screenshot of the ‘surreal’ second his financial institution steadiness soared when he was transferred the profitable money in 2012 and was warned to not ‘blow the cash like earlier winners had’

BEN NORRIS, SEASON NINE:  2012

Ben Norris took a screenshot of the ‘surreal’ second his financial institution steadiness soared when he was transferred the profitable money in 2012, claiming: ‘I could not actually course of the idea of that a lot cash at first.’

The season 12 victor mentioned he was warned by former host Gretel Killeen to spend and make investments his cash properly as earlier winners had ‘blown their cash and had nothing to point out for it’.

Ben, 39, mentioned profitable additionally may be ‘fairly lonely’ as he discovered relationships with housemates ‘disintegrated in a short time’ and he turned ‘paranoid’ when it got here to trusting friendships and acquaintances.

'People did treat me differently': Ben said winning also can be 'quite lonely' as he found relationships with housemates 'disintegrated very quickly' and he became 'paranoid' when it came to trusting friendships and acquaintances

'People did treat me differently': Ben said winning also can be 'quite lonely' as he found relationships with housemates 'disintegrated very quickly' and he became 'paranoid' when it came to trusting friendships and acquaintances

‘Individuals did deal with me in another way’: Ben mentioned profitable additionally may be ‘fairly lonely’ as he discovered relationships with housemates ‘disintegrated in a short time’ and he turned ‘paranoid’ when it got here to trusting friendships and acquaintances

'I think they [the new winner] should section the money': Ben said the reboot's winner should treat themselves with one nice gift and use the rest for an investment. He said he purchased a $10,000 movie projector and then invested in a St Kilda apartment in Melbourne

'I think they [the new winner] should section the money': Ben said the reboot's winner should treat themselves with one nice gift and use the rest for an investment. He said he purchased a $10,000 movie projector and then invested in a St Kilda apartment in Melbourne

‘I believe they [the new winner] ought to part the cash’: Ben mentioned the reboot’s winner ought to deal with themselves with one good present and use the remainder for an funding. He mentioned he bought a $10,000 film projector after which invested in a St Kilda residence in Melbourne 

‘Individuals did deal with me in another way. Some buddies pulled away, whereas different buddies put extra strain on me to catch up. Lots of people assumed I might pay for issues.

The TickerTV host mentioned he was fortunate his associate inspired him to purchase an residence and make investments for the longer term.

‘I believe they [the new winner] ought to part the cash for starters. They need to reward themselves with a present after which use the remainder for funding. One thing they will set themselves up with that may finally financially enhance their life.

‘Actuality TV is fickle. It isn’t tangible. It does not final and it’s best to revel within the consideration whilst you can. Do not take your self too severely and preserve your sense of humour. Keep in mind the place you got here from primarily,’ Ben added. 

Who will win? The remaining four housemates are now competing for a reduced prize of $234,656. Pictured: Sophie Budack, Chad Hurst, Mat Garrick, and Dan Gorringe

Who will win? The remaining four housemates are now competing for a reduced prize of $234,656. Pictured: Sophie Budack, Chad Hurst, Mat Garrick, and Dan Gorringe

Who will win? The remaining 4 housemates at the moment are competing for a diminished prize of $234,656. Pictured: Sophie Budack, Chad Hurst, Mat Garrick, and Dan Gorringe

The remaining 4 housemates at the moment are competing for a diminished prize of $234,656, after Kieran stole greater than $15,000 from the winner’s kitty final week.

Australia will determine who wins by voting for one among three remaining contestants forward of the dwell finale on Wednesday night time.

Large Brother continues Tuesday at 7:30pm on Channel Seven  

Tune in: Big Brother continues Tuesday at 7:30pm on Channel Seven. Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger

Tune in: Big Brother continues Tuesday at 7:30pm on Channel Seven. Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger

Tune in: Large Brother continues Tuesday at 7:30pm on Channel Seven. Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger