Tom Barber, a 21-year-old from Swansea, has repeatedly used homophobic slurs to offend other people via Twitter. The revelation is even more surprising given that he has now revealed he didn’t apply to be on the next season of the show but was requested about it. Barber – who has his own nightclub which is a heritage from his grandpa according to his Big Brother profile – told fellow contestant Lotan on live TV that he was in Marbella when someone got in touch to ask if he’d come on the show. “I got a message on Facebook,” he explained. And he was given extra powers as the People’s Housemate when the show’s current edition began. arber has a history of making homophobic remarks. He told someone on Twitter: “u probs get loved up again now before we go you faggot,” and uses ‘faggot’ as an insult on multiple occasions. When shown a photo of how he used to look, Barber commented: “don’t start on me… I looked like a lesbian 🙈”.When he was called a lazy w***er by a friend, he responded: “that sounds like proper gay ry”. And when the same friend made fun of his footballing abilities, he said: “Tha was poor mate, almost as bad as that gay attempt of a back heel”.