Mario's Cracker body

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 June 2008

Mario lying in the sun

Mario has revealed he was once Robbie Coltrane's body double.

The hulking man-mountain - who bares a striking resemblance to Joey from US sitcom 'Friends' - told his fellow 'Big Brother' housemates this afternoon (09.06.08) he used to stand in for the 'Cracker' actor.

Mario has also appeared on 'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' and is believed to have featured on 'Deal Or No Deal', 'Wife Swap' and ITV quiz show 'Duel'.

But Mario isn't the only housemate to have been under the spotlight before entering the house.

Nutty Thai masseuse Kathreya appeared on BBC's 'Dirty Rotten Cheater' and wowed host Brian Conley with her height boosting platform shoes and wacky answers.

Conley told her: "You've brightened up the show, and you've made me wet myself!"

Welsh beauty Rachel starred in a film alongside Hugh Grant and had a minor part in ITV's 'Sherlock Holmes' series.

And blonde bombshell Steph was famously booted off 'Popstars: The Rivals' after lying about her age.

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