Happy hippy Tracey in Big Brother house
PUBLISHED: 15:44 01 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010
A POPULAR pink-haired hippy raver who lives in a Fordham pub entered the Big Brother house this week. Cleaner Tracey Barnard, 36, lives in The Chequers, Fordham and works in Ely. She was joined by 11 other woman in the house on Wednesday and would take ho
A POPULAR pink-haired hippy raver who lives in a Fordham pub entered the Big Brother house this week.
Cleaner Tracey Barnard, 36, lives in The Chequers, Fordham and works in Ely.
She was joined by 11 other woman in the house on Wednesday and would take home £100,000 if she won the Channel 4 show.
Tracey has collected carrier bags since she was six and says she has never switched on a computer. She has never been on an aeroplane.
Tracey's dream job is an actress but she is happy with cleaning for now, stating: "I love my Hoover, love my polish."
Tracey has said that in five years' time she'd simply like to be in a shed with running water and an unblocked toilet. Although she likes to keep her hair nicely styled, she has not worn make-up for 15 years and admits to being slack in terms of looking after herself.
Passive, party-loving and peace-loving Tracey says, "I go out havin' it every weekend in a field, get on it, get in the stack and buzz like!" She adds, "I like people to be happy - I don't do anger, it's not in my world."
Tracey also feels strongly about humans killing the planet and is passionate about keeping the monarchy.
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Intrepid reporter Adam Lazzari went out into Fordham to see who will be tuning in to Big Brother to see how Tracey is doing.
Steve Evans, 40, from Fordham:
"Everybody around here knows Tracey and she's a really popular girl. I wouldn't usually watch Big Brother but I'll be watching it for her."
"I know Tracey from the pub - she's a lovely girl and it's hard not to like her."
Bill Whitwood, 78, from Fordham:
"I see Tracey around all the time. She's a lovely girl and always has time for everyone."
"It's not my sort of programme but I'll watch occasionally to see how Tracey is getting on and I'd like to see her win."
Angie Lee, 44, from Fordham:
"I'm watching it and will be voting for her. I'm telling everyone to watch it and we'll be putting up a banner for her in the village.
"Tracey is absolutely awesome and we all want her to win. I'm sure she will walk all over that lot in there.
"She was my cleaner for two years and has also worked with me as a steward at the Fordham Music Festival. She's so generous and loyal to her friends and never says a bad word about anybody."
Ian Theobald, 47, from Fordham:
"I used to always see Tracey in the pub but I hadn't seen her around for a while. She can be a bit leery and she will say what she thinks but she's just a normal girl - she's all right.
"Someone told me she had gone into Big Brother so I had a quick look but I can't watch it; it does my head in."
Helen Montgomery, 22, from Fordham:
"I wouldn't usually watch it but I have to watch it for Tracey; she's a Fordham girl."
"She's a really friendly girl and is not afraid to speak to anyone. I'll definitely be voting for her.
Rebecca Turner, 19, from Red Lodge:
"I'm mad about Big Brother and have watched every single one. I'll especially watch it now Tracey's on it. She's a really nice girl and I wish her the best of luck.
"She's the best one in it and she's got a good chance of winning. I think she'll be seen as the next Pete.