Twitter and Facebook are buzzing with the news that a Deaf man is in the Big Brother house!
His name is Sam Evans, he fancies Julia Roberts, he’s played for Great Britain and Wales’ football teams, and he wears hearing aids.
In the last few moments, he’s been seen explaining to housemates how deaf he is, and after a fellow housemate made the decision to have everyone’s suitcases incinerated, may have lost his supply of hearing aid batteries. Let’s hope what we were seeing was an illusion, as that’d be a real shame.
As of this moment, The Limping Chicken is voting Sam! Here’s his profile…
Age 23; Star Sign Capricorn; Home Town Llanelli
Welsh, funny and warm, Sam is an ambitious cheeky chap who has represented Great Britain and Wales as part of their deaf football teams. Sam was born with 70-80% hearing loss, which his parents discovered when he was 3 years old. He wants to become a role model to deaf kids who are too ashamed to wear their hearing aids.
When asked how his hearing will affect him in the House, he says he can’t pronounce words very well and finds it annoying that his speech isn’t perfect. However, his speech has improved immensely through speech therapy. Sam doesn’t always hear conversations correctly and will give an answer that doesn’t have anything to do with the question which can be amusing.
He describes himself as fun and confident, with no common sense. He likes to think he is in good shape and goes to the gym now and again but struggles to keep motivated. He has never had a girlfriend and he wants to meet someone soon, although he thinks he is too young to settle down. He has always had a major crush on Julia Roberts and also likes Frankie and Mollie from The Saturdays. He says he would definitely snog someone in the House.
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