Big Brother’s Mario thinks he’s Simon Cowell

Big Brother loser Mario Marconi has high hopes for his career, saying he wants to be “the Simon Cowell of the modelling industry”.

The 42-year-old’s proclamation has been fuelled by his new job as a judge for the Nuts Babe Search 2008 final.

Mario, whose girlfriend Lisa is still in the house, told Nuts TV: “I’m hoping this could be the start of a successful career as a celebrity judge.

“I’d love to be the Simon Cowell of the modelling industry. In fact I’d go as far as saying I’ve actually got a better job than Simon Cowell – I’ll be getting paid to judge sexy girls wearing next to nothing. What could be better?”

But the former probabtion officer is still worried about health and safety issues. He said: “It goes without saying I’ll be looking after the girls. I’ll be making sure they get lots of drinks. I don’t want any incidents like I had in the house.

“Health and safety is always paramount in any competition – especially a prestigious event like this.”