Big Brother hosts Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal have joined the legions of fans paying tribute to Jackie Stallone, who has died at the age of 98.
The mother of actor Sylvester 'Sly' Stallone, Jackie was known being an astrologer and involved in the original GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), but was best remembered by many for her legendary appearance in Celebrity Big Brother's third series in 2005.
She was only in the house for four days, but in that time she repaired her infamously sour relationship with her former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen.
The moment when she walked through the door and responded to Brigette's "Oh my God, Jackie!" with a nonchalant "Yeah, Brackie" is one of the show's most fondly remembered.
Rylan referenced this moment in his tweet, writing: "An icon. What a housemate. I hope you’re surrounded by 'harpists or something'. RIP Brackieeee. X."
Meanwhile, Davina simply wrote: "RIP Jackie Stallone x BB icon."
Big Brother's Bit on the Side star Jamie East added: "Ah man, RIP Jackie Stallone - responsible for one of the greatest ever moments on television. #rackie."
Aisleyne tweeted: "So sad to hear about #JackieStallone may she rip what a legend x yeah its me Jackie."
"Our #BigBrotherUK family has lost an ICONIC housemate. Jackie Stallone once gave me a butt-reading on BBLB & predicted I will marry someone related to the Royals! (I'm still waiting)," Gerry Stergiopoulos wrote.
"Rest in a heavenly mansion full of angels dressed in gold lamé & crystal chandeliers, BRAKIE!"
Fans have also been paying tribute to Jackie. Many shared videos of some her best Big Brother moments, including her arguments with the late horse racing pundit John McCririck, constant demands for wine, and general lack of understanding about what the reality show actually was.
Jackie Stallone arriving in heaven expecting a mansion with crystal chandeliers, only to be greeted by John McCririck in his Y-fronts pic.twitter.com/yWzLWXhz5t— Adam (@AdamWTF_) September 22, 2020
R.I.P. Jackie Stallone. One of BB’s all time icons pic.twitter.com/mU6LEYXFRU— R A Y (@iamraymccormick) September 22, 2020
RIP Jackie Stallone, a true CBB icon & one of my favourite housemates of all time ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DeAbvaFjkO— Rebecca (@GagaForCher) September 22, 2020
One of the greatest CBB contestants has died.— 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗝 (@richyj1504) September 22, 2020
RIP Jackie Stallone. Here’s her not really understanding the concept of Big Brother.... but just accepting it. pic.twitter.com/r85uUmazPD
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