Journalism & media
Derek was a contestant on Big Brother 2005, the sixth series of the British reality television series Big Brother, in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public. He remained a popular contestant for nearly 3 months.
Today, Derek is an occasional television and radio broadcaster and newspaper feature writer. In addition to a number of other business interests.
Derek makes regular appearances on radio and television, appearing most often on Sky News, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and BBC Radio 5 Live. He appeared on a charity edition of the television quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, partnering Edwina Currie. He has appeared on the BBC flagship programme Question Time, alongside Baroness Williams, Lord Falconer and The Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP. He has also appeared as a guest on Graham Norton’s show.
Derek is currently a feature writer for The Mail on Sunday.