Friends hope Big Brother experience will have changed Helen Wood

Friends hope Big Brother experience will have changed Helen Wood

Helen Wood in the Big Brother house

Helen Wood having fun in the Big Brother house

Beth Crompton, Michelle Morton and Bekii Edge tune in to Big Brother

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WHEN Bolton beautician Helen Wood emerges from the Big Brother house next week, her friends are hoping the experience will have boosted her strength and confidence.

The trio of close pals — Michelle Morton, Bekii Edge and Beth Crompton who also work at Helen’s salon Dolly’s in Chorley Old Road — have been glued to the Channel 5 reality show since it began on June 5.

The 27-year-old was seen clashing with some fellow housemates in the early weeks but has since settled into life in the house.

Mother-of-two Michelle, aged 27, who lives in Heaton, has been friends with Miss Wood since they met at Thornleigh School at the age of 12.

She said: “I’m just hoping that she is going to come out being a stronger Helen and with her confidence back.

“Over the last few years, her confidence has been knocked a lot.

“This time away from everything, she has found the real Helen again, or Helga as we call her.

“Because she has been hurt so many times in the past, she does — in the outside world— surround herself with people she trusts and considers a friend. To be with people she couldn’t trust has been hard adjusting.

“But she has turned it around and has done a full 360.”

Just days after entering the house, the mother-of-one was handed a pass straight to the final exempting her from being nominated for weekly evictions.

Miss Edge, aged 21, who lives in Breightmet, said: “It was the shock on Helen’s face that made it.

“She did not expect that, obviously.

“But it’s not affected the way she’s been, she isn’t playing a game.

“Helen is just Helen. There’s no other side to her. We are proud and we will all be voting for her.”

Miss Morton said: “She is the type of friend, no matter what time it is in the night, you can ring Helen if you’ve got a problem.”

Miss Wood, from Bromley Cross, fell pregnant at the age of 16 with her son, now aged 10.

In 2009, she hit the headlines due to an alleged sex scandal involving another Bolton woman, Jenny Thompson, and Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney.

Miss Morton said: “Helen went on Big Brother because she wanted to show people a different side to her, not just what they have read in the papers.

“She wanted to show a bit more of her personality and get rid of the stigma.”

The trio plan to make the trip down to Hertfordshire to welcome her out of the house with mother-of-one Miss Crompton, aged 28, who lives in Horwich, even planning on cutting her holiday to Tunisia short for the reunion.

The Big Brother final will be screened on Channel 5 at 9pm on Friday, August 15.

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1:38pm Thu 7 Aug 14

calvin street says...

She has found the real Helen again, or Oral as we call her.
But she has turned it around and done a full 69.
It was the shock on her face that made it,
She wanted to show a bit more of her personality.
She has shown people what she really is girls. you cannot defend the indefensible. Im sure when these ladies are all married and there husband is tooling some whore on a lads night out they will thank the lady of the street for sorting him out PATHETIC.
She has found the real Helen again, or Oral as we call her. But she has turned it around and done a full 69. It was the shock on her face that made it, [who Rooneys wfe.] She wanted to show a bit more of her personality. She has shown people what she really is girls. you cannot defend the indefensible. Im sure when these ladies are all married and there husband is tooling some whore on a lads night out they will thank the lady of the street for sorting him out PATHETIC. calvin street
  • Score: 16

2:14pm Thu 7 Aug 14

boltonnut says...

How does a person FALL pregnant,did she fall down and then somebody fall on top of her?
How does a person FALL pregnant,did she fall down and then somebody fall on top of her? boltonnut
  • Score: 5

2:39pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Pete1602 says...

boltonnut wrote:
How does a person FALL pregnant,did she fall down and then somebody fall on top of her?
Could be the like same way i "fell into" my last job. some bugger left the cover off a man hole!
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: How does a person FALL pregnant,did she fall down and then somebody fall on top of her?[/p][/quote]Could be the like same way i "fell into" my last job. some bugger left the cover off a man hole! Pete1602
  • Score: 2

2:54pm Thu 7 Aug 14

What I think 222 says...

I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.
I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on. What I think 222
  • Score: -5

6:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

calvin street says...

What I think 222 wrote:
I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.
Im sure Mrs Rooney would like to get on the wrong side of her.
You state she is quite a force to be reckoned with, do you know this slapper personally, or maybe you just want to get to know her. Say your a footballer, she will let you slot your balls right into the back of her well ripped net But hey, she is loyal to her friends, maybe she will get one of them to join in , three and in as the saying goes.
[quote][p][bold]What I think 222[/bold] wrote: I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.[/p][/quote]Im sure Mrs Rooney would like to get on the wrong side of her. You state she is quite a force to be reckoned with, do you know this slapper personally, or maybe you just want to get to know her. Say your a footballer, she will let you slot your balls right into the back of her well ripped net But hey, she is loyal to her friends, maybe she will get one of them to join in , three and in as the saying goes. calvin street
  • Score: 4

7:39pm Thu 7 Aug 14

the judgement day says...

calvin street wrote:
What I think 222 wrote:
I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.
Im sure Mrs Rooney would like to get on the wrong side of her.
You state she is quite a force to be reckoned with, do you know this slapper personally, or maybe you just want to get to know her. Say your a footballer, she will let you slot your balls right into the back of her well ripped net But hey, she is loyal to her friends, maybe she will get one of them to join in , three and in as the saying goes.
Kanye daid it best
Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger......
But she ain't messin' with no broke......
[quote][p][bold]calvin street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]What I think 222[/bold] wrote: I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.[/p][/quote]Im sure Mrs Rooney would like to get on the wrong side of her. You state she is quite a force to be reckoned with, do you know this slapper personally, or maybe you just want to get to know her. Say your a footballer, she will let you slot your balls right into the back of her well ripped net But hey, she is loyal to her friends, maybe she will get one of them to join in , three and in as the saying goes.[/p][/quote]Kanye daid it best Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger...... But she ain't messin' with no broke...... the judgement day
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7:58pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Lynn57 says...

Pete1602 wrote:
boltonnut wrote:
How does a person FALL pregnant,did she fall down and then somebody fall on top of her?
Could be the like same way i "fell into" my last job. some bugger left the cover off a man hole!
Lol love it. Maybe she did not know that shagging leads to pregnancies, now she goes onto reality shows instead of getting an education at night school and getting a decent job. Who is looking after her child while she swans around?
[quote][p][bold]Pete1602[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: How does a person FALL pregnant,did she fall down and then somebody fall on top of her?[/p][/quote]Could be the like same way i "fell into" my last job. some bugger left the cover off a man hole![/p][/quote]Lol love it. Maybe she did not know that shagging leads to pregnancies, now she goes onto reality shows instead of getting an education at night school and getting a decent job. Who is looking after her child while she swans around? Lynn57
  • Score: 1

2:38am Fri 8 Aug 14

What I think 222 says...

To Calvin Street
I do not know Helen personally, just basing my opinion on what I've seen on T.V. Oh, and by the way I do not know her, I am a middle aged female, doubt we would have anything in common.
To Calvin Street I do not know Helen personally, just basing my opinion on what I've seen on T.V. Oh, and by the way I do not know her, I am a middle aged female, doubt we would have anything in common. What I think 222
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Fri 8 Aug 14

calvin street says...

What I think 222 wrote:
To Calvin Street
I do not know Helen personally, just basing my opinion on what I've seen on T.V. Oh, and by the way I do not know her, I am a middle aged female, doubt we would have anything in common.
Oh dear, its tv, its not real life, they know they are being filmed.
Regarding you being an elderly female, if you flash a tramp like that enough cash anything is possible. Go on , you know you want to.
[quote][p][bold]What I think 222[/bold] wrote: To Calvin Street I do not know Helen personally, just basing my opinion on what I've seen on T.V. Oh, and by the way I do not know her, I am a middle aged female, doubt we would have anything in common.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, its tv, its not real life, they know they are being filmed. Regarding you being an elderly female, if you flash a tramp like that enough cash anything is possible. Go on , you know you want to. calvin street
  • Score: -3

8:10pm Fri 8 Aug 14

What I think 222 says...

calvin street says...

What I think 222 wrote:
To Calvin Street
I do not know Helen personally, just basing my opinion on what I've seen on T.V. Oh, and by the way I do not know her, I am a middle aged female, doubt we would have anything in common.
Oh dear, its tv, its not real life, they know they are being filmed.
Regarding you being an elderly female, if you flash a tramp like that enough cash anything is possible. Go on , you know you want to.
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2:38am Fri 8 Aug 14

I find your comments highly offensive, as my original comment was mainly about her loyalty to and from her friends. Why do you imply I have some interest in her sexually. I wonder why you seem to hate her so much. Maybe she turned you down. Say what you like next, but it will be a waste of your time, as I won't give you the satisfaction of reading it. I've had the last word as far as I'm concerned. End of !!!
calvin street says... What I think 222 wrote: To Calvin Street I do not know Helen personally, just basing my opinion on what I've seen on T.V. Oh, and by the way I do not know her, I am a middle aged female, doubt we would have anything in common. Oh dear, its tv, its not real life, they know they are being filmed. Regarding you being an elderly female, if you flash a tramp like that enough cash anything is possible. Go on , you know you want to. Score: 0 Quote Report this post 2:38am Fri 8 Aug 14 I find your comments highly offensive, as my original comment was mainly about her loyalty to and from her friends. Why do you imply I have some interest in her sexually. I wonder why you seem to hate her so much. Maybe she turned you down. Say what you like next, but it will be a waste of your time, as I won't give you the satisfaction of reading it. I've had the last word as far as I'm concerned. End of !!! What I think 222
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

calvin street says...

Brilliant, highly offensive, I have just spat my glass of port all over the living room. Im sure Mrs Rooney asked the same question, Why did the two bags from Bolton have any interest in you Wayne? Money possibly?
In regard to her turning me down , I have no interest in doing ladies for money.
You've looked haven't you.
Brilliant, highly offensive, I have just spat my glass of port all over the living room. Im sure Mrs Rooney asked the same question, Why did the two bags from Bolton have any interest in you Wayne? Money possibly? In regard to her turning me down , I have no interest in doing ladies for money. You've looked haven't you. calvin street
  • Score: 3

2:52pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Helensbiggestfan says...

Bolton should be proud of Helen. Here is a girl that has made some HUGE mistakes in the past, yet has created a life for herself and her son, that she can be proud of. Yes, beconing pregnant at 16 was foolish, but she had the courage of her convictions to keep the baby. Since then she has gone to some drastic lengths to maintain herself and her family. Now she has a salon, and deserves to succeed.
As for Big Brother, her honesty and outspoken approach is to be commended. She is honest, open and what you see is what you get - if only more people had the courage to be like her.
I wish Helen every success in her life, her salon and her future relationships - she deserves it.
I for one, will make every effort to use her salon, even if it means a trip from Chester. GO HELEN!!! PS I've never met Helen, but have enjoyed the brilliant entretainment that she has provided.
Bolton should be proud of Helen. Here is a girl that has made some HUGE mistakes in the past, yet has created a life for herself and her son, that she can be proud of. Yes, beconing pregnant at 16 was foolish, but she had the courage of her convictions to keep the baby. Since then she has gone to some drastic lengths to maintain herself and her family. Now she has a salon, and deserves to succeed. As for Big Brother, her honesty and outspoken approach is to be commended. She is honest, open and what you see is what you get - if only more people had the courage to be like her. I wish Helen every success in her life, her salon and her future relationships - she deserves it. I for one, will make every effort to use her salon, even if it means a trip from Chester. GO HELEN!!! PS I've never met Helen, but have enjoyed the brilliant entretainment that she has provided. Helensbiggestfan
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Helensbiggestfan says...

calvin street wrote:
What I think 222 wrote:
I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.
Im sure Mrs Rooney would like to get on the wrong side of her.
You state she is quite a force to be reckoned with, do you know this slapper personally, or maybe you just want to get to know her. Say your a footballer, she will let you slot your balls right into the back of her well ripped net But hey, she is loyal to her friends, maybe she will get one of them to join in , three and in as the saying goes.
I am struggling to understand the difference between Coleen and Helen, other than Coleen got to Wayne first, and married him. Colleen costs Wayne a lot more than Helen did. Every day.
[quote][p][bold]calvin street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]What I think 222[/bold] wrote: I have enjoyed the show more with her in it I must admit. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her though, she's quite a force to be reckoned with when she's annoyed. She is loyal to her friends, and its nice to know her friends are loyal to her. I don't care about her past, it's now that matters. People need to move on.[/p][/quote]Im sure Mrs Rooney would like to get on the wrong side of her. You state she is quite a force to be reckoned with, do you know this slapper personally, or maybe you just want to get to know her. Say your a footballer, she will let you slot your balls right into the back of her well ripped net But hey, she is loyal to her friends, maybe she will get one of them to join in , three and in as the saying goes.[/p][/quote]I am struggling to understand the difference between Coleen and Helen, other than Coleen got to Wayne first, and married him. Colleen costs Wayne a lot more than Helen did. Every day. Helensbiggestfan
  • Score: 1

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