Stephen Bear is an English reality TV star, who won the 18th series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, in 2016. While initially starting out in life as a roofer in north-east London, he got his breakthrough role in the reality TV series ‘Shipwrecked’. His whole personality in the show was centered on his good looks. Stephen Bear has also been seen on other reality shows, such as ‘Ex on the Beach’, ‘Celebs Go Dating’, and ‘Just Tattoo of Us’. He has gained a reputation of making incendiary remarks against not only his co-stars but also against other celebrities. The same characteristic has made him so popular on reality TV shows. Stephen Bear has often been in the news for his hugely publicized feuds against Emma Willis and his ex-girlfriends Vicky Pattison and Charlotte Crosby. But the actor has been able to bank on his popularity to launch a clothing line. He has gained a huge fan-following on Instagram and Twitter.
Career & Fame
Stephen Bear got his first break on the reality TV series ‘Shipwrecked: The Island’ (2011-2012). Although he gained some popularity he didn’t become a household name overnight. Recognition came when he appeared as part of the main cast of ‘Ex on the Beach’ (2015–2016). He was a part of the show alongside his ex-girlfriends Megan McKenna and Vicky Pattison. Stephen Bear showed that he was seasoned reality TV star and gained in popularity by meddling and creating drama in the third and fifth season of the show. He left the show after the third season to be a part of the hugely popular ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2016. He gained audience support and popularity and ended up winning the show.
Since winning the eighteenth season of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Stephen Bear has appeared as himself on the series ‘Loose Women’ and the TV movie ‘Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live’. He is also the host of the show ‘Just Tattoo of Us’. He has also released a book named ‘Bear’s Necessities: A Simple Guide To Life’, which is an insight into his life and guide to becoming a reality TV star.
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Controversies & Scandals
Stephen Bear is synonymous with controversies because of his on and off-camera behavior. He has had spats with ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ host Emma Willis going as far as to comment that it took him three months of rehab to get over her bad behavior on the show. Added to that, he has often been seen posting nude pictures of himself on Instagram and even had leaked pictures from a Skype video. More recently, he was accused of cheating on his girlfriend Charlotte Crosby, who broke up with him after he allegedly got too close with Yasmin Wells. He initially denied the claims, even going as far as demanding an apology through a Snapchat video. But the drama kept unfolding as Bear himself tweeted on December 10, 2017, that he was canceling all upcoming book signing events for his book ‘Bear’s Necessities: A Simple Guide To Life’ as he was “Going through a really bad time atm”.
Stephen Bear was born on January 15, 1990, in Walthamstow, London, to Stephen Bear Sr. and Linda Bear. He dated ‘Ex on the Beach’ co-star Vicky Pattison but the couple separated as Bear claimed that he was in love with his ex-girlfriend Megan McKenna. The star then had a relationship with Lillie Lexie Greg, which did not last as he cheated on her with Chrysten Zenoni. He then dated Chloe Khan while in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house and Jemma Lucy after leaving the house. Bear admitted to dating ‘Geordie Shore's’ Charlotte Crosby in early 2017, but the pair broke up in December 2017.