Scaramucci ditches Celebrity Big Brother for Davos

"The Mooch" spent one less day in the Big Brother house than he did as a senior official in Donald Trump’s White House.

by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor on 28 January 2019 16:34


Viewers of the American edition of Celebrity Big Brother were stunned, last week, to find out that the former White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, was not a real Big Brother contestant.

The founder of Skybridge Capital made the sensational revelation to the popular programme’s actual contestants from a big screen located in the main living quarters of the Big Brother house, before flying off to the World Economic Forum, in Davos.

Mr. Scaramucci, more commonly known as “The Mooch”, had raised some eyebrows when he announced that he was going to be a contestant on the second series of the hit CBS show.

It was not out of character for the show to feature a former senior White House official as a contestant. Although Piers Morgan argues that she is not a celebrity; network bosses made the decision to include then-recently fired former Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liason, Omarosa Manigault Newman, as a housemate in the first series.

What was unusual was the suggestion that “The Mooch” would miss the World Economic Forum; the Winter Break for the global political and financial elite. Never one to disappoint, the famous financier, returned to his more familiar settings by Wednesday. This was conveniently, just in time to host one of the best received receptions of the week; his hedge fund’s party at the Piano Bar in Davos.

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