Jade Goody has been named the worst ever Big Brother housemate in a poll to coincide with the start of the ninth outing of the show.

While a new group of contestants have entered the Big Brother house, this year's 16 hopefuls will have some way to go if they are to surpass the poor manners, swearing and alleged racism of Goody, the survey has claimed.

The Bermondsey beautician may have not been in the regular Big Brother house for five years, but her stint in last year's controversial Celebrity Big Brother looks to have cemented her spot in the bottom of the nation's affections.

Goody, along with former S Club member Jo O'Meara and model Danielle Lloyd, was accused of racist bullying of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, leading to record complaints for Celebrity Big Brother and eliciting an apology from the 26-year-old.

And in a poll commissioned by Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, almost half (43 per cent) of the 2,000 respondents named Goody the worst ever resident of the Big Brother house.

Aspiring WAG Charley Uchea from last year's Big Brother was named in second place, with 14 per cent of votes, while other former housemates to have featured in the top ten included Michelle Bass from Big Brother five, and Nick Bateman from the first series.

The top ten worst ever Big Brother housemates are: (Big Brother series)

Jade (BB3)
Charley (BB8)
Shahbaz (BB7)
Grace (BB7)
Sandy (BB3)
Michelle (BB5)
Adele (BB3)
Nasty Nick (BB1)
Nicky (BB7)
Kitten (BB5)

07/06/2008 00:01:01