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Shahbaz Chauhdry's Biography

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Big Brother had never seen anyone quite like Shahbaz - and he went within a week.

Big Brother housemate George Askew read the message: "Shabhaz has left the Big Brother house and will not be returning".

According to Big Brother official sources it was Shahbaz's own decision to leave.

Chatterbox (except when he's been sent to Coventry), Shahbaz Chauhdry was a British-born, unemployed, gay 37 year-old when he entered Big Brother.

Shahbaz, who says that the school of hard knocks has taught him well, regards himself as intelligent but unemployable. Amazingly, up to the time he entered Big Brother, he'd been unemployed since he was 16.

Shahbaz speaks English and Punjabi fluently as well as a little Urdu.

Before going into Big Brother, Shahbaz described himself as a 21st century Quentin Crisp with a Muslim, Asian twist.

Reportedly Shahbaz has caused many an argument in Glasgow and the Sunday Mirror reported that: "police were forced to intervene when one neighbour, BBC producer Cathy Long, claimed Shahbaz's anti-social behaviour made her life hell ..."

Shahbaz has been filmed for BBC3's documentary "Sex, Warts and All", which was broadcast in June 2001. The first programme in the series featured, Shahbaz - with the programme being described as: "The Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic at the Sandyford Initiative is the largest sexual health clinic in the West of Scotland. Shahbaz, a former transvestite, is featured in the first of six programmes about the staff & clinic".

John Plunkett in The Guardian pointed out that when he entered Big Brother, Shahbaz seemed to recognise Dawn Blake, exclaiming: "Oh my god ... come here you, what's going on?"

Pink News had an article about Shahbaz telling the Big Brother house how he had been jailed for being a rent boy.

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