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Great news – we are extending the competition until the 17/12

Wednesday 3 December 2014, by

— Due to the popularity of our partnership (over 35,000 items listed already!), we have decided to extend our blogger competition as well. —

Starting in January, we’ve teamed up to sponsor Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5, and to celebrate, we’d like to launch an exclusive Big Brother competition for bloggers!

For the first time ever, Big Brother will be using Gumtree to help furnish the house. Anyone who posts an ad in the For Sale category will be invited to sell their item to Big Brother , and if he gets in touch to do a deal – it could go in the house.

So, what’s the competition?

Well, if you have an item you would consider selling into the Big Brother house, we’d love you to write a blog post of 300 words (minimum), explaining why you enjoy using Gumtree, what item you’d sell, why you bought it and why you think Big Brother should choose it.

This item can be anything, from a mug to a mirror or even the sofa where the celebrities can sit!

You can add as many photos, videos, or graphics as you’d like, naturally.

And what’s the prize?

We are offering 2 tickets to the Celebrity Big Brother launch party in Borehamwood, north of London, with hospitality before and after the show. Please note that you’ll have to fund your own transport and accommodation if you are the lucky winner.

How do I get involved?

It’s simple. Just write about our news in a blog post and publish it, as you normally would.

Send the URL of your blogpost to or through Twitter to @DottyDotFr.

Please be sure to send your contact details so we can tell you if you win.

How do I win?

We will choose 2 different winners based on the following criteria:

  • One winner will be the person who generates the highest social engagement to their blog post, specifically: Facebook likes, Twitter retweets and Google + 1s
  • The second winner will be selected by the editorial team at Gumtree based on the quality of the story itself
  • The winners will be informed on Monday 22nd December 2014 via email, phone or Twitter, depending on the contact details provided during the submission process

How to Post an ad for Celebrity Big Brother

If you don’t know how to submit your item, please have a read here.

Competition Terms and conditions

Please make sure you read our terms and conditions.


Please note that the CBB’s decision to buy, or not to buy, your item is entirely independent from your participation in the Competition. Gumtree makes no warranty, representation or promise that any item posted by the entrant will be bought by the CBB.

We look forward to working with you and sharing the excitement, so grab your keyboard… and good luck!

The Gumtree team

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