Craig Phillips

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Craig Phillips

Born

10/16/1971

Birth Name

Liverpool

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Da Craig
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Craig was born in Liverpool in 1971. From the age of 19, upon leaving compulsory education, he became a labourer for Wrekin construction. Whilst working here he attended a bricklaying course at Wellington Trent College. After twelve months he left college with a City & Guilds qualification in…more

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  • Trivia

    • Personally Craig's regeneration work has contributed more then £2.5 million pounds into the Merseyside area.

    • In early 2008, Craig sang alongside Hollyoaks actresses Zoe Lister, Loui Batley, Helen Noble and Sarah Jayne Dunn as part of Liverpool's celebration at been crowned Capital of Culture. The project was entitled 'The Number 1 Project'.

    • As of 2006, Craig is a brand ambassador for Everbuild, the UK and Ireland's largest independent manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and building chemicals.

    • In December 2006, Craig appeared in Ricky Tomlinson's music video for his song Christmas My A**e. The song's highest chart position was #25.

    • Craig appeared in Leigh Francis, 2003 Christmas Single, based on his appearance as Da Craig in the show Bo' Selecta!. The song was called Proper Crimbo and it's highest chart position was #4.

    • In December 2000, Craig released a charity single 'At this Time of Year', on WEA music. The single's highest position in the UK charts was #14, it got Craig a silver disc and raised £40,000 for the Downs Syndrome Association. The video for the single, featured Joanne Harris, his friend who he gave his Big Brother winnings to.

    • When Craig was thirteen he lost his father, when he was knocked down by a drunk driver.

    • Craig has purchased and renovated three properties so far;
      - Throughout 2003-2004 as part of the series Conversion, Craig and his team converted a 19 room Victorian grade 2 listed building into 4 luxury apartments.
      - Throughout 2006, Craig and his team converted the building next door to his past project, this listed building had 21 rooms and was transformed into 4 luxury apartments.
      - Throughout 2007, Craig and his team converted a four storey building from a derelict shell into 4 high spec single bedroom apartments.
      - In 2008, he aims to convert a grade 2 listed, 28 roomed Victorian building.

    • Craig lives in his first house that he purchased in 1995, a detached cottage in Shropshire. Within the grounds is a detached triple garage, which has being converted into a television studio, used to film many of Craig's series.

    • Craig has established a broadcasting and corporate company with friend Andy Bennett called Avent Productions.

    • Craig says his heroes are John Lennon, Muhammad Ali and Kenny Dalgliesh.

    • Craig's Favourites:
      Films; Rocky, Meet The Parents, Happy Gilmore, Seven, Heat
      TV; Blue Planet, Friends, Alan Partridge, the Office, The Royle Family, Little Britain
      Cars; Lamborghini, Range Rover
      Item of Clothing; Feel most comfortable in casual safety workwear clothing.
      Drinks; Herbal Teas, Fruit Smoothies
      Foods; Oriental & Asian
      Restuarants & Wine Bars; Newz Bar, Sir Thomas Hotel, Cafe Sports England, Liverpool
      Snack; Chocolate & Jammy Dodgers
      Country; England, USA
      Cities; Liverpool, London
      Music; Oasis, Robbie Williams, Foo Fighters, U2, The Beatles
      Colour; Blue, Silver
      Animal; Tigers, Leopards, Birds of prey, Monkeys
      Sport; Football, Boxing, Rally car driving, Skiing

    • Craig's favourite music includes Oasis, Robbie Williams, Foo Fighters, U2 and The Beatles.

    • Craig has a phobia of little spiders.

    • Craig's childhood hero was Sylvester Stallone.

    • Craig has a bull-mastif dog called Rafiki.

  • Quotes

    • Craig: (On the ratings decline that Series 9 of Big Brother has had so far, compared to previous series including the one he won) Would it be my choice of programme? No. I prefer wildlife programmes, documentaries and things like that. People slag it off, but they know the housemates' names. They're not forced to watch it. It definitely gets better later on. When there are too many people the camera time has to be shared. Now the numbers are going down it'll get more interesting.

    • Craig: (On experiencing the bereavement of his father, knocked down by a drunk driver) I know all too well what drinking and driving can do. It kills and devastates families. My father was killed in a drink-drive crash when I was a child. Somebody´s deadly decision to have a drink and then get behind the wheel tragically cut short my father´s life, left my mother without her husband and my sister and I without a father. My message is simple: if you´ve been drinking, don´t drive, and if you´re planning to drive, don´t drink.

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