|Craig Phillips (born 16 October 1971 in Liverpool) was the winner of the first series of the British reality tv show Big Brother. The younger of 2 children, his family moved to Shropshire in the late 1980s. Craig's dad was killed in a car crash when he was 13 and since then he has looked after his mum, sister and three dogs (2 boxers, 1 bull mastiff)
After leaving school at 15 he went to work in a butcher\s shop and at 18, Craig secured a day release bricklayers apprenticeship whilst employed with Wrekin Council’s construction department.
Craig set up his own building company, and also hires out marquee's for functions and special events. Previously he has worked his way up to managerial level in a butcher's shop in Liverpool. Has also worked as a stripper-gram
Craig said about entering the Big Brother house "I am single, human and can't live without sex. It would also be a journey of self-discovery as I've never had to share a bedroom before.!
He describes his good traits as straight forward, confident, talkative, leadership, committed and not self-conscious and his bad traists as argumentative, sleep walker, speaks before he thinks, show off, tries to be the loudest in the group, flauntinng himself and flirting.
Craig finds untidiness in others annoying and hates liars. Craig likes most chart music but hates heavy metal. His favourite artistes are Oasis, Robbie Williams, Texas, Sheryl Crow and Rod Stewart.
He loves Pasta, Chinese, Sweets, Roasts but highly dislikes hot curries. He's into Bodybuilding and Thai boxing. Craig loves kids and in ten years time he sees himself settled with a family.
Craig ended up winning the Big Brother on Day 64.
After Big Brother
After winning Big Brother he donated the £70,000 prize to his Down's syndrome friend Joanne Harris to help pay for her heart and lung transplant. Joanne sadly died in April 2008 after contracting an infection in hospital.
In 2001 Craig presented Renovation Street with Linda Robson for ITV before being brought in as the DIY expert for the BBC on an exclusive contract.
Phillips has now presented as 'resident expert' on over 700 shows including Housecall, Housecall In The Country, Builders Sweat and Tears, Our House, UK Style, Trading Up, Big Strong Boys, Boyz In The Wood, Big Strong Boys In The Sun, Renovation Street, Trading Up In The Sun, House Trap, Craig’s Trade Tips.
He also has a production company called Avent Productions set up in 2003 for Avent he has presented the programmes Conversion, a 10 part series for Discovery Realtime, and the sixth series of Hung, Drawn & Quartered, a 6 part series for British Forces Broadcasting Service.
In 2007 Craig joined the team of 60 Minute Makeover for ITV1 for the fifth and sixth series trading his famous on screen white t-shirt look for a black t-shirt look.