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 Darnell Swallow
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Born: 23 September, 1981
Died: Darnell Swallow
Hometown: London
Occupation: Songwriter
Big Brother 9
Entered: Day 1
Exited: Day 93
Status: Fifth Place
Nomination(s) Received: 16

Darnell Earl Swallow is a housemate from Big Brother 9.


Darnell is a 26 year-old housemate who was born in Ipswich, raised in St Louis (USA) and now lives in London. He was deported to the UK after getting involved with gang culture in the States and now focuses much of his time in mentoring community youth groups in North London. Darnell was born albino.

Darnell describes himself as personable, outgoing, caring and sensitive, who can often talk too much and say the wrong things. Her gives himself three out of ten in physical attractiveness and says he is "way too skinny with a massive head".

An avid music lover, Darnell currently writes songs professionally and loves all music, especially R'n'B and Hip Hop but hates death metal. His favourite film is 'Superbad' and Chris Rock is his favourite comedian.

Currently single, Darnell is looking forward to meeting some cute girls in the house... or even his future wife! He can't wait to see how he comes across in the house although admits that miserable and complaining housemates will irritate him.

Big Brother 9[]

On Day 47, after receiving six nominations from his fellow housemates, Darnell faced the public vote alongside Mohamed and Rebecca. On Day 51, Rebecca was evicted from the House with 65.4% of the vote and Mohamed and Darnell remained in the House. On Day 54, it was revealed to the House that Big Brother had caught seven housemates discussing nominations in secret code, so as a punishment they faced the public vote alongside Dale and Luke, who were already nominated for eviction; Darnell was one of these seven housemates. Darnell survived the public vote on Day 58 and Luke was evicted from the House. Darnell finished the series in fifth place with 14.9% of the public vote, and left the House on Day 93.

Nominations History[]

Darnell's Nominations History
Week Darnell's
Nominations Against
1 Passed Task
2 Mario,
3 Sylvia,
4 Mario,
5 Mario,
Lisa, Luke, Mario
6 Rebecca,
Head of House
7 Rebecca,
Dale, Lisa, Luke,
Michael, Rebecca Stuart
8 Dale,
Dale, Stuart
9 Banned Dale
10 Stuart,
11 Nicole,
12 Sara,
Fifth Place, Day 93

Post-Big Brother[]

Darnell has made his way back into the papers by appearing in a hardcore pornography series called What Billi Did Next alongside former housemates Billi Bhatti, Rebecca Shiner and Amanda & Sam Marchant.



  • Thus far, Darnell is the only ever albino to appear on Big Brother.
  • Darnell was the first ever Big Brother housemate to originate from USA.
  • Darnell was the first ever Head of House in Big Brother history.
  • In Big Brother 9, Darnell was the only housemate ever to be banned from nominating.