|Caroline (AKA 'Caggy') O'Shea ( born 1 April 1963 ) was a 37 year old from Birmingham who came from a large family as one of seven children. She fears losing her mother but wouldn't say why. She had no further education but has completed an 'Open Access' course in Theatre.
Caroline was unemployed before entering Big Brother. her previous jobs have included mortgage consultant, telephonist, special constable for West Midlands Police, vocalist in a rave organisation, cleaner in a gay bar, makeovers, and sold sex toys. She says her dream job would be in a creative role like writing or performing songs
She has 2 pet goldfish called "Hannibal the Cannibal" and "Hoover" She says "I like pets because you don't have to discuss how you're feeling, they just know." ( What? Even goldfish?? )
Caroline likes Curry powder, fresh coriander, chicken, bread, mysticism and can't live without brocolli. She highly dislikes celery, turnips, red meats, cruelty, being without a car, no money, no garden, hypocrisy and to see others unhappy
Her favoroute books are heal your life by Louise Hay, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, Lords of the Night by Monique Ellis and Robots Rebellion by David Icke
Caroline wanted to be on Big Brother for the fame, money, self-discovery, friendships and "as a experiment". She describes herself as: "Energetic, open, truthful, great sense of humour, perceptive, and tolerant until pushed then apparently I'm scary." Her brother says she is "very much a non- conformist" Her friends say Caroline is fun-loving, a star in her own right, a good shoulder to cry on and generous and optimistic.
Her good traits are positivity, good listener, good conversationalist, child-like, resilient, hospitable, and a team player whileher bad traits are scattyness, untidyness and smoking.
She likes a variety of music except "tinny techno rubbish and violent rap" and can play the saxophone. Her favourite songs are Ivory Madonna by UB40, High Hopes by Frank Sinatra, Finally by CeCe Penniston, like a prayer by Madonna and the classic Superwoman
Caroline has a keen interest in holistic healing and alternative thought patterns. And,like most people, hopes to have met her Prince Charming and be living happily ever after in 10 years time
Caroline was evicted on Day 29 with 62% of the vote.
After Big Brother
After Big Brother Caroline returned to her old job of selling sex toys in Birmingham, alongside occasional singing spots in clubs. However she also attempted to launch a pop career, recorded a single, but failed to gain a recording contract.
Following this failure, in 2001, she suffered from depression. Caroline said, "People think I'm a millionairess because I've been on TV and to a few celebrity parties. But that couldn't be further from the truth. I'm even arguing with Channel 4 over money they owe me," she said.
She was also offered £5,000 for topless modelling for the Sunday Sport. Caroline now runs a makeover portrait studio in London.