Big Brother's Lisa Appleton works as Amazon driver amid homelessness

Lisa Appleton faces addiction and personal struggles

By George Johnson August 03, 2023
Lisa Appleton takes on deliver service job to sustain finances after 15 years.
Lisa Appleton takes on deliver service job to sustain finances after 15 years.

Big Brother sensation Lisa Appleton, renowned for her unforgettable appearance on the reality show 15 years ago, has taken up a surprising new job as a delivery driver at Amazon. 

The 55-year-old former bodybuilder rose to fame in 2008 when she and her husband, Mario Malcone, became the first couple to enter the Big Brother house together. 

Her audacious antics and daring outfit choices quickly earned her a special place in the hearts of fans, particularly on the vibrant Blackpool party scene.

However, fame came at a cost for Lisa, as she faced numerous hardships and setbacks. 

In an interview with The Sun, the star revealed that she was rejected by potential employers, eventually leading to her becoming homeless. 

Furthermore, her marriage to Mario ultimately ended, plunging her into a struggle with depression and emotional eating. 

The final blow to their relationship came when they fell victim to a cunning conman named Selva Carmichael, who duped them into believing they were filming a reality show.

Lisa and Mario allowed cameras to follow them for six months, under the illusion that they were shooting a documentary that would make them stars.

The scheme, orchestrated by Carmichael, infamously known as 'The Silver Fox,' shattered their trust and ultimately led to the demise of their two-year marriage.

This battle manifested in an astonishing addiction to pork sausages, where she found herself consuming up to 50 bangers daily.

The rising cost of living, coupled with the increasing prices of goods, motivated Lisa to take on the delivery job. 

The pressure to complete all her deliveries in one day, along with navigating the challenges of being out and about in the rain, have left her contemplating the sustainability of her new career path.