Meet Noky Simbani – Big Brother 2023 housemate and Miss Universe contestant | The Sun

BIG Brother has returned with 16 housemates all competing to win a whopping £100,000 cash prize.

Meet Noky – one of the new housemates for the 2023 series.

Who is Noky Simbani?

Noky is 26 years old from Derby – and she was also crowned Miss Universe Great Britain, in 2022.

She works as a banker and has a master’s degree in chemical engineering.

She branded herself "so competitive' while also being guilty of 'sharing her opinion" despite not being asked, which could lead to drama in the house. 

Asked why she wanted to take part in Big Brother, she said:“I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and disprove a lot of stereotypes around them.

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"I also want to show what it’s like being a woman who’s worked in male-dominated fields. I want to show that women are capable of doing anything they want.”

Upon show bosses signing Noky for the new series, a source told The Sun: “Noky’s an ideal housemate.

"Not only is she beautiful but she’s got brains and a fantastic personality.”

Is Noky on social media?

Yes, you can find Noky on Instagram.

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As of October 2023, she has over 21.4k followers.

You can find her account under the username @nokysimbani

Who is in the Big Brother 2023 cast?

Over the next six weeks, the housemates will face the ultimate social experiment with £100,000 up for grabs.

Here's a full list of the Big Brother 2023 housemates:

  • Farida, 50, – make-up artist from Wolverhampton.
  • Chanelle, 29 – dental therapist from Llanelli
  • Dylan, 39 – DJ from Coventry
  • Zak, 28 – model from Manchester
  • Henry 25 – food writer from the Cotswolds
  • Hallie, 18 – youth worker from London
  • Jenkin, 25 – barman from Bridgend
  • Jordan 25 – lawyer from Scunthorpe
  • Matty, 24 – doctor from the Isle of Man
  • Noky, 26 – banker from Derby
  • Kerry, 40 – NHS manager from Essex
  • Olivia, 23 – dancer from Glasgow
  • Yinrun, 25 – customer support agent from Harrogate
  • Paul, 23 – security officer from Liverpool
  • Tom, 21 – butcher from Somerset
  • Trish, 33 – full-time mum from Luton

When did Big Brother start?

For the first time in five years, Big Brother kicked off on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

The series will be available nightly at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX – the show will not air on Saturdays.

Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best fronted the launch extravaganza.

They also front a new daily spin-off series called Big Brother: Late and Live which will air directly after the main show at 10pm.

Die-hard fans will get to binge the action from the house with live streaming available on ITVX until the early hours of the morning.

Ahead of the launch episode, AJ and Will gave audiences a stern warning beforehand.

Will said: "We are so excited to see what all our amazing housemates get up to this series.

"There's going to be ups and downs, twists and turns – it's going to be so great."

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AJ added: "It's going to be so so good, but please do remember that all our housemates are real people with real lives.

"If you wouldn't say anything to them in person, please watch out what you say to them online."

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