Marley wins Big Brother 2021
26 year old nice guy takes out the title in a Live to air finale.
Disability support worker and basketballer Marley Biyendolo has won the title of Big Brother 2021, taking out the $250,000 prize.
Marley, who was favourite to win, defeated finalists Christina Podolyan and Sarah Jane “SJ” Adams in a live finale last night.
His win comes on top of a $10,000 prize already won during a series challenge.
The 26-year-old from Melbourne, proved popular in the house, winning over rivals with his honest personality and showing physical strength in challenges. He was joined on stage by father Clotaire and brother Dieuson, as he paid tribute to his mother Victoria, who passed away from cancer four years ago.
“I wanted to play a truthful and honest game and show everyone in the outside world that doing these things can allow you to succeed in life,” he said. “I’m so proud of the game I played, and I know my mum’s proud of it.
“I’m going to take care of dad, whatever he needs, whatever he wants, and set him up for the rest of his life.”
The finale, hosted by Sonia Kruger, was a battle between possibly the show’s most diverse finalists ever, with Biyendolo having Congolese heritage, while Christina Podolyan is Russian-Australian and Sarah-Jane Adams is the oldest contest in an Australian Big Brother.
Housemates reunited on stage last night included Tilly, Daniel, Mary, Adriana, Katie, Carlos and final evictee Ari. Others were forced to appear virtually due to COVID restrictions while plans for an audience were also abandoned.
Casting is now underway for Big Brother 2022 at www.bigbrothercasting.com.au