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 Ray Shah
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Born: 31 January, 1978
Hometown: Dublin
Occupation: IT Systems Administrator
Big Brother 4
Entered: Day 1
Exited: Day 64
Status: Runner-Up
Nomination(s) Received: 11

Ray Shah is a housemate from Big Brother 4.


Irish IT systems administrator Ray believes he'll be great in the House because he's chatty, outgoing and a real people person. The 25-year-old is a football fan and loves clubbing but one thing he WON'T miss about the outside world is daytime TV. Ray says if he could be reincarnated he would come back as a chicken!

Ray visits the gym five times a week, makes a mean spaghetti bolognaise and hates noisy eaters. He once had to dress up as a teapot and also celebrated St Patrick's Day by having a tattoo on his back.

Why Big Brother?: "I can go to bed at the crack of dawn, be myself, relax, have a good time, meet some interesting people and be in with a chance to win a lot of money for being me...why not?"

Will Most Miss: The gym, music, TV, going clubbing and Owls.

If Reincarnated, What Would You Come Back As?: A chicken - "So I wouldn't have to go through the nerve-wracking Big Brother audition process."

Big Brother 4[]

On Day 39, Ray was nominated for eviction after receiving three nominations from his fellow housemates, alongside Gos and Nush. He survived the eviction on Day 44 with just 17.91% of the public vote. Ray left the House as the runner-up on Day 64 with 42.5% of the final public vote.

Nominations History[]

Ray's Nominations History
Week Ray's
Nominations Against
1 Jon
2 Jon,
Justine, Nush, Sissy
3 Jon,
4 Jon,
Jon, Steph
5 Tânia,
Gos, Steph
6 Nush,
Cameron, Gos, Steph
7 Cameron,
Head of House
8 Nush,
Runner-Up, Day 64

Post-Big Brother[]

He now works in the radio, television and entertainment industry in Ireland. He presents radio shows on Dublin's Q102 and TV shows on City Channel. Ray also works as a club DJ playing at venues around Ireland.



  • Ray was the third ever Big Brother housemate to be from the Republic of Ireland.
    • He was the second ever male housemate from this country.
    • Coincidentally, all three of the first ever housemates from this country finished as either the winner or runner-up of their series.
  • Ray was the first ever housemate to be titled as the Head of House.
  • Ray was the first ever housemate to be granted the opportunity to nominate three housemates for eviction.
  • In Big Brother 4, Ray nominated Jon Tickle all four weeks that he was in the House.
  • In 2006, Ray found a Big Brother Golden Ticket, which would normally give the finder a chance to enter the Big Brother House; however, as Ray had already entered the House previously, he was ineligible to re-enter.