Sylvester Stallone's mother JACKIE was voted off British reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother on Friday night (14JAN05) - much to her relief.

Stallone, who claims to be 71, survived just four nights in the Big Brother house, after being nominated for eviction by fellow housemates and thrown out by a public vote.

She later described the experience as "torture", dampened only by her reconciliation with former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen, a fellow housemate.

Jackie said in an interview after leaving the house, "I'm out of this torture. All that suffering for nothing. There wasn't a thing good about it. I've had a headache since I arrived.

"I met Brigitte after 20 years and we got a lot of unfinished business sorted. That was the only good thing about it."

16/01/2005 10:58