For those of us not living in the UK, the question of “who the hell is Marco Pierre White Jr and why is everyone talking about him?” is one that’s been asked a lot in recent days.
Aside from being the son of famed chef and lover of verbal abuse, Marco Pierre White, this young, heavily tattooed model was someone that – due to his failure to appear on Masterchef – has not been on our radar.
But after allegedly having sex with a fellow contestant in the UK Big Brother house and making some seriously outlandish claims about his lifestyle, here’s everything we know so far.
Marco Pierre White Jr on Big Brother. Source: Channel 5.
Why do we suddenly know about him?
At just 20 years old, it's not all that surprising that we've never heard of White Jr until now.
Making his reality television debut, the London raised middle child of "the godfather of modern cooking" appears to have been a handful for quite some time now and says that he grew up with "an extravagant champagne lifestyle".
White Jr also has a fiancee is waiting on the outside and has said that he doesn't want to talk about his famous foodie dad.
Marco Pierre White Jr with fellow contestant Laura Carter. Source: Channel 5.
Wait, he has a fiancee?
Yes, he does. White Jr is engaged to 35-year-old fashion designer Kim Melville-Smith, who has said she gave her husband-to-be a "hall pass" before entering the show.
But following White Jr's sexual antics with fellow contestant Laura Carter (which included choking, whipping, nipple sucking and possibly sex), Melville-Smith took to Twitter to clarify, "Fyi I said #hallpass NOT open relationship."
But after telling housemate Emma Jensen"I just want to be free, I want to be a bird," and asking how old she was, if she had any friends that she could set him up with, and telling her she looked younger than her age, it now looks as though he may be calling off his pending nuptials.
White Jr and Carter, who is most definitely NOT his fiancee. Source: Channel 5.
So what does he actually do when outside the house?
Well, we're not entirely sure, but it sure is costly.
From what we can tell, before Big Brother White Jr mostly spent his time getting tattoos and spending £250,000 of his dad's money on hookers, cocaine and alcohol.
But with debts owed all over London and his father finally letting his funds run dry, it's understood he has entered the Big Brother house to clear his debts and further his modelling career.
To add further insult to injury, it was Melville-Smith who helped White Jr secure his place on the show.
New house game: guess which area of the house White Jr and Carter haven't made out in. Source: Channel 5.
His dad does not want to be a part of his son's reality television roller coaster.
Clearly aware of the controversy his son creates, it is written into White Jr's contract that any questions about his famous father are strictly forbidden. According to the Sun, "Marco Pierre loves his son dearly, but he also has a professional reputation to think about."
Adding, “He also thinks that by trying to distance himself from Marco Pierre Junior that he will help him establish his own career independent of the family name.”
Things between Marco and Laura get heated below...