Law student less popular than former presenter of The Word, former weathergirl and former boyband star
Law student and co-leader of Solidarity, Tommy Sheridan, took an impromptu break from his law degree to appear in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother.
In an interview with Davina McCall on his departure from the Big Brother house Mr Sheridan admitted that his appearance would help to pay his fees for his degree. However, Mr Sheridan's devotion to the degree did not extend to attending his examinations. Midway through his time in Big Brother the Daily Record reported that Mr Sheridan had confided in Terry Christian, former presenter of The Word, that appearing in Big Brother had conflicted with his studies as he had missed mid-term exams and would have resits.
During his time in the Big Brother house Mr Sheridan dressed as a pepperpot while ice skating with La Toya Jackson (who was dressed as a salt cellar); was dressed in lycra while being electrocuted every time rapper Coolio, La Toya Jackson, and film star Verne Troyer failed to answer questions on British culture; and discussed the possibility of producing and presenting televised Scrabble.
Despite his non-attendance at examinations Mr Sheridan has his first client (aside from himself). Rodger Winsborough was reported by the Sunday Mail to have hired Mr Sheridan to represent him in an employment tribunal. Mr Winsborough was sacked from his job working at an open cast mine after testing positive for cannabis. He argues that he failed the drug test following unwittingly eating a hash cake n a stag trip to Amsterdam. He said,
"Tommy was shocked by the way I have been treated after 10 years with an unblemished record."
The tribunal hearing is on 29th January.