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    Kelly Povell 
Played By: Jaime Winstone


    Riq Rahman 
Played By: Riz Ahmed

Played By: Adam Deacon

  • The Lancer: To Kelly.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Or rather, his stage name.
  • Only Sane Man: Space is the only housemate who seems content to keep to himself, remain calm and approach problems in a rational manner. He's also the first housemate to realize something's wrong when the outbreak happens outside. Everyone else bickers about mundane crap, but Space figures out that the cameras are unmanned.

    Patrick Goad 
Played By: Andy Nyman

  • Breaking Speech: Gives an utterly brutal one to Joplin.
    "You're old. You're a pervert. You're pretentious. You stink the bog out. Your clothes make you look like a cunt! They have poured insults over you like buckets of cum! D'you know what they call you when you're out the room? Eh? Gollum."
  • Cluster F-Bomb: One right after the other, all the time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He may be utterly horrible, but there's no denying he has the best lines.
  • Devoured by the Horde: In the finale.
  • Dirty Coward: When the zombies first attack he holds the door shut, locking his assistant outside to get eaten, and then shoves a man in a wheelchair in front of the zombie chasing him to escape.
  • Flowery Insults: Drifts into these from time to time, calling Pippa 'specimen' and 'fetus'.
  • Jerkass: Undeniably so.
  • Off with His Head!: His head is ripped off after a long and agonizing feast.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: And the worst thing is, he's not wrong.
    Patrick: "Are you on a personal mission to redefine ineptitude?"
  • Token Evil Teammate: He doesn't give a flying fuck about the other people around him.

Played By: Warren Brown

  • Devoured by the Horde: Is dog piled and devoured by a group of zombies in the finale.
  • Idiot Ball: After getting a hold of a rifle, he's in charge of keeping the gated area clear of zombies. Later, Riq comes running in and he starts shooting at him, even after Riq screams "I'm normal!"
  • It's All My Fault: Angel getting bitten.
  • Jerkass: He's smug, cocky and mockingly asks Kelly if she's a 'mong' when she breaks into the house.
  • Satellite Character: Within Big Brother, he was apparently considered one of these to Veronica.

Played By: Beth Cordingly

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: She's seen eating the remains of Patrick along with Marky.
  • Anti-Hero: Even more ruthless than Kelly after a certain point.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Is dog piled and devoured by a group of zombies in the finale.
  • Hidden Depths: At first she seems like the stereotypical superficial and thoughtless reality-TV type, being more concerned that she might not be on tele anymore than anything else upon learning of the Zombie Apocalypse, but once the reality of the situation sinks in she proves to be level-headed and pragmatic (if somewhat ruthless).
  • Ms. Fanservice: This was her image on Big Brother. It's present in the story itself to some extent, but it's not really played up for the audience.

Played By: Kathleen McDermott

Played By: Kevin Eldon

  • Dirty Old Man: He's caught trying to spy on Veronica while she's showering.
  • Fan Nickname: In-universe (although it's more of a Hater Nickname), it's Gollum.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Everything that comes out of his mouth is bullshit, really.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe, pretty much everyone hates him, with many a sign found in the crowd making fun of him and his housemates insulting him behind his back.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Discussion is up if he was unwitting or not.

Played By: Raj Ghatak

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: He's bitten in the neck by Angel after she reanimates and he fails to stab her. He then dies of blood loss and proceeds to turn within a few seconds.

Played By: Chizzy Akudolu

  • Boom, Headshot!: On the receiving end of this by Kelly.
  • Zombie Infectee: She's bitten in the first episode, and slowly begins to die. Kelly tries to kill her before she turns, but Gray wouldn't let her, causing his death too.


Supporting Characters

    Alex Bryson 
Played By: Liz May Brice

  • Broken Bird: All we know about her is that she killed her best friend. And has nightmares about it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tells Riq she got her rifle from eBay.
  • Mercy Kill: By Riq after getting bit by a zombie.
  • Starting a New Life: The apocalypse is only a day old when she finds Riq. When they come upon a gated house she's more than happy to stay there with him, despite barely knowing him.

Played By: Elyes Gabel

  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets infected by a zombie and then killed by Kelly in the first episode.

    The former Big Brother Housemates 
Played By: Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, Brian Belo, Imogen Thomas, Helen Adams, Paul "Bubble" Ferguson, Saskia Howard-Clarke, Kinga Karolczak, Eugene Sully, Makosi Musambasi and Ziggy Linchman
  • As Himself: They play themselves.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: One of them, Aisleyne, returns as a zombie in the finale to bite and infect Space.
  • Death by Cameo: They are among the people in the completely unprotected production area. Obviously, they die very early on.]]

Played By: Davina McCall
  • As Herself: Even does, using a genuine Eviction Crowd, most of a typical night's eviction presentation. As she is interviewing Pippa, the crowd is already turning, and, of the people in the interview area, only Pippa survives.

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