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Former Big Brother housemate takes libel case to appeal

Former Big Brother housemate takes libel case to appeal

A former housemate on Channel 4 series Big Brother is taking a libel case to appeal, the Press Association reports.

Appeal judges have said they will give their ruling on Lisa Jeynes' case on Thursday morning.

The 39-year-old model wants to sue Love it! magazine and the News of the World, claiming she was portrayed as a man posing as a woman in the publications.

Specifically, she is complaining about the use of the phrase: "[Big Brother's] Lisa 'the geezer': My fake boobs fell out on date with James Hewitt!"
According to Jeynes, the implication was that she was really a transgender or transsexual, particularly given that there were rumours circulating that there was to be a transsexual contestant on the series.

The eighth series of Big Brother in the UK was broadcast last summer, with a further three series already confirmed.

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