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}} Gloria Ifeoluwa "Ife" Kuku is a housemate from Big Brother 11.


Professional dancer Ife (pronounced Iffy) has already had a taste of fame as one of Cheryl Cole's backing dancers and she dreams of singing stardom. A backing vocalist on the The X Factor she is hungry for a career as a singer.

Ife is engaged to her boyfriend of six years and lives with her adoptive parents and fiancé. The most significant event of her life has been meeting her real Mum and finding out how much they looked and acted like each other. She's not resentful of her biological Mum who gave her up for adoption; she just thinks how lucky she was to have been brought up by her adoptive parents.

She believes in God and prays every day in her own way and also believes in the power of positive thinking - 'you get out of life what you put into it'.

Image is important to her - she once stayed indoors for ten days because she couldn't draw her eyebrows on correctly. Ife is also a self-confessed clean freak, she can't stand things being dirty and is extremely particular about how her clothes are folded away.

Ife is a bit of an insomniac and can function normally on a couple of hours sleep - she also sleep talks...

Big Brother 11[]

On Day 34, after receiving five nominations from her fellow housemates, Ife was nominated for eviction. The following day, Caoimhe, Corin and Ife took part in the weekly Save and Replace task. She failed to win the task and faced the public vote against Corin and Mario. On Day 38, Ife became the fifth housemate to be evicted from the House with 56.5% of the public vote.

Nominations History[]

Ife's Nominations History
Week Ife's
Nominations Against
1 Sunshine,
2 Ben,
3 Dave,
4 Caoimhe,
Ben, Caoimhe, Dave
5 Caoimhe,
Ben, Caoimhe, Dave,
John James, Josie
Evicted, Day 38

Post-Big Brother[]

On 29 December 2012, Ife gave birth to a baby boy Quba Michael Thomas.



  • Ife spent the second longest number of days in the Big Brother 11 House without having been nominated.
  • After receiving 56.5% of the public vote, Ife was evicted with the second highest three-way percentage in Big Brother 11.