'Don't you have enough testosterone' Big Brother's Adam quizzes transgender Luke after he decides to reveal his 'big secret'
23:18 GMT, 7 June 2012
On his first day in the Big Brother house, Luke Anderson said that he was feeling 'self-conscious' but by day two he was feeling like he'd had a life-changing experience.
The 31-year-old chef decided to break the news to his fellow housemates that he was born a female, and he was rather surprised by their reactions.
Some of the group genuinely didn't see it as a big deal, while some were very much intrigued and wanted to ask questions.
Letting the cat out of the bag: Luke Anderson reveals to Adam and Lydia that he was born a female
Intrigued: Adam looked a little puzzled with the news and asked Luke questions
At first, former gang member Adam couldn't get his head around it and was a bit confused when Luke said he has testosterone injections.
'Don't you have enough testosterone' he asked Luke, before he explained to him that he was born with a female's body.
'What born with breasts and a vagina' Adam then asked looking rather fascinated.
'Yes I went to school as Laura but now I'm male,' Luke told him. 'I was going to leave it longer to tell you but I didn't want you to think I was anti-social.'
Understanding: Luke told Sara that he was going to reveal his secret to everyone that day
The next housemates who Luke broke the news to was Scott and Shievonne as they sat in the smoking area.
'You mite have noticed I'm a bit introvert. I was born female,' he said to them.
'F**k off!' Shievonne replied, adding: 'I'll tell you one thing you're bloody handsome.'
Luke then reassured them by saying: 'If anyone wants to ask me any questions about it then feel free.'
Breaking the news: Luke told Benedict and Victoria while chatting to them in the kitchen
Thinking things over: The 31-year-old chef was worried about telling everyone
The next pair to be exposed to Luke's secret was Benedict and Victoria, who were chatting with him in the kitchen about how much younger Luke looks compared to Benedict despite being only one year younger than him.
'There's something you should know, you might have heard but I was born female,' he said to them. 'The last few years have been a bit mad but I wanted to tell you all.'
'I hope you didn't feel that you had to tell us, Benedict replied in a reassuring manner, while Victoria listened to the both of them.
So happy: Luke said he'd 'been working towards this moment for a very long time'
A while later, Luke found himself also telling Chris and Lauren his big secret – who were also very understanding and hadn't already been told by other housemates.
'We didn't hear it already,' Lauren told him, while Chris added: 'You know you say people talk, well I haven't heard anything.'
And when asked by the doorman/bailiff how he changed, Luke replied: 'It's not change, it's reassignment. Mentally I've always been male but my shell doesn't correspond with that.'
Feeling rather pleased with the
reactions he'd received, Luke headed to the diary room later that
evening to have a chat with Big Brother.
Feeling left out: Deana said she'd come to the diary room to get away from it all
Confiding in everyone: Dean told the other women that she felt she wasn't getting along with anyone in the house
'Everyone was fantastic and understanding,' he said. 'I couldn't single out anyone
who was funny about it and it feels amazing – probably one of the first times
in my life where I can be the real deal.
'I have been working towards this moment for a
very long time and I finally feel like I can be a part of society and to
not be judged feels so refreshing.'
However, not everyone had such positive things to say in the dairy room as Deana told the cameras and her fellow female housemates that she didn't feel like she was 'getting along with anyone.'
But Shievonne reassured her, saying: 'You don't need to shine on day two. You've made an impression already.'
Doing her best: Shievonne completed the first daily task in which she had to do impressions of her fellow housemates
And talking of impressions, the former Playboy bunny had to take part in the first daily task which involved her sitting in the diary room and impersonating the rest of the group while they tried to guess who she was taking on.
The group scored each impression correctly, but someone who wasn't so pleased with Shievonne's acting was dancer Lydia who felt rather offended by her impression.
The brunette – who is engaged to Andy Scott-Lee – ended up breaking down and confiding in Deana saying: 'I try to be nice to people and it's just pointless. I give up.
Not happy: Lydia looked very annoyed with Shievonne's impression of her
Breaking down: Deana comforts Lydia after she starts crying following the task
'When did I ever say I wasn't in here for the fame Because I've said I'm not saying who I'm engaged to, well I should have because now I've given them ammunition.'
Lydia later had a heart-to-heart with Shievonne and told her how she felt but even then she couldn't stop herself from crying.
Speaking to her about being engaged to someone famous, Lydia said: 'I don't feel like I have my own identity and that's why I came in here, to get one. He wanted it for me too.
Can't stop crying: The dancer even became emotional when talking to Shievonne about it later on
'So I made a conscious effort. I've not brought in any pics of him because I don't want anyone to see his face.'
Shievonne apologised to her and tried to move on from the conversation and later spent some time in the bedroom with a few of the other females.
Making things better: The former Playboy bunny apologised and wanted to clear the air