BIG BROTHER’S Mr Showbiz is back with a Camptastic Charity Christmas single that is sure to knock the fairy off the top of the tree!!
YES, Mr Showbiz is back to prove that Christmas is most definitely NOT cancelled and if you can’t go to the party, then he’s going to bring the party to you!
With the dark and gloomy months ahead, this song will put a smile on the faces of children and adults alike – SHOWBIZ!!!
Covid-19 took the UK by storm in 2020 and it has been the elderly that have suffered more than most, with many not even being able to celebrate with their loved ones this Christmas. Therefore, Mr Showbiz has decided to bring his own unique blend of fun, laughter and SHOWBIZ direct to their doors as he prepares to debut the brand-new Charity single ‘Showbiz Christmas’ at care homes across the UK this December.
‘Showbiz Christmas’ is released in aid of Age UK.
“The elderly have suffered so much throughout this pandemic and that doesn’t look like changing soon. I worked as a care assistant from the age of 13 and spent a lot of my childhood with my grandparents. I couldn’t think of a more suitable charity than Age UK to support and bring fun and happiness to our older generation this Christmas.” – Mr Showbiz
The Showbiz Christmas (Socially Distanced) Care Home Tour 2020
3rd Dec Fircroft Care Home, Redhill, Surrey
Red Court, Croydon, Surrey
5th Dec Copperfields, Rochester, Kent
Chimnies Care Home, Rochester, Kent
Hawksley Hall Community Group, London
9th Dec The Arkely, Barnet, London
Green Trees Care Home, Barnet, London
15th Dec Charlton Park Care Home, London
Derby House – St Ebbas, Epsom, Surrey
16th Dec Thornbury House, Uckfield, Kent
Redstone House, Redhill, Surrey
17th Dec Copperfields, Rochester, Kent
Hatfield Lodge, Folkstone, Kent
Bethany Lodge, Dymchurch, Kent
18th Dec Holywell Park, Sevenoaks, Kent
St Pauls Church Centre, Swanscombe, Kent
Mr Showbiz (aka Simon Gross) came to national attention in 2015 after his participation in that year’s Big Brother TV series, where he made BB history after being the first person EVER
to be evicted on opening night, lasting just 2-hours! However, that was not the end of Simon as he was invited back in to the house 2-weeks later and lasted a further 30-days, becoming a BB legend along with his catchphrase ‘SHOWBIZ’ (which incidentally he said over 400 times on opening night)!
Simon has had a versatile career, not only as an actor, but also as a presenter, producer, and entertainer. From spending six months as a Butlins Redcoat for the Grand Hotel, Scarborough where he learnt all the tricks of the trade, to playing in children’s shows for the Rank organisation, to playing Benny in the West End production of “Singalongabba” which consisted of wearing a false beard, putting on a silly Swedish accent and miming playing the piano – an achievement Simon felt was a big plus to his CV!
Simon is no stranger to the world of pantomime and with over twenty years’ experience behind him some of his favourite experiences to date include playing Dame opposite Gladiator Wolf for two years in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, and Smee in ‘Peter Pan’ opposite his great pal the late avenger Gareth Hunt.
His many television credits include: – ‘On the Road with Maureen Rees’ for the BBC in 1997. In 1998, Simon had the privilege to set up Laurence Llewyn Bowen on a ‘Gotcha!’ for Noel’s House Party for the BBC.
In 2004, Simon was asked to be the Second Butler in Channel 4’s ‘What the Butler Saw’ – a six-part documentary on aristocracy. This saw Simon not only being part of a secret panel, but also the start of his unique, off-the-cuff personality bring the screen to life.
Following this was an invitation that Simon couldn’t refuse the opportunity to become Britain’s best cook – which actually turned out to be Britain’s worst cook – on ITV1’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’. In those two weeks, Simon learnt what the difference was between an egg yolk and an egg white. Another great achievement was learning to distinguish between a spatula and a whisk.
In 2013 Simon produced the touring UK production of adult pantomime Sinderfella with Miss Devine in the lead playing in London, AXM Manchester and Birmingham
Since leaving the Big Brother house Simon is now working constantly in theatre and television as well as light entertainment and personal appearances, his most recent being on Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show.