26/01/2018 10:40 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother': First Winner Craig Phillips Says The Show 'Should Probably Come To An End'

'When Channel 5 took it on, I thought that might give it some fresh ideas, but it hasn’t...'

Original ‘Big Brother’ winner Craig Phillips has admitted he thinks it’s time for Channel 5 to pull the plug on the show.

Former builder Craig won the very first series back in 2000, when it still aired on Channel 4 and famously donated his £70,000 prize money to a friend, so she could undergo a heart and lung transplant.

Almost 18 years later, and Craig has said he thinks ‘Big Brother’ has had its day, and it’s time for the house to close its doors for good.

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Craig with presenter Davina McCall
Craig Phillips and some class of massive drill

Over the weekend, it was rumoured that the upcoming series of ‘Big Brother’ would be the last, with only one regular series and one additional ‘Celebrity’ series left on Channel 5’s contract.

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ is currently airing on Channel 5, with a shock triple-eviction planned for tonight (26 January).

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