A company owned by Big Brother star Simon Gross has gone into voluntary liquidation, owing over £110,000 in debts.
Simon Gross, 47, who starred in the civilian version of Big Brother earlier this year, has put his production company SG Productions into voluntary liquidation with over £110,000 in debt. His production company has also been placed on the Equity watch list, the special attention list, which warns actors about agents and production companies who “has owed or still owes members money”. A statement of affairs shows that the company owes £111,357.39 to creditors.
SG Productions has in the past produced Soho’s adult pantomimes, like Snow White And The Seven Poofs and a drag tribute show called, Drag Divas.
When asked by The Stage newspaper, Gross said that the outstanding debts had “nothing to do with actors,” however an investigation by Equity, the actors’ union has confirmed that around £2000 is owed to performers. Equity has said it will be pursuing SG Productions for the monies owned to its members. Lucas Johnson have been appointed the liquidators for Gross’ firm.
Gross told The Stage that he had decided to put SG Production into voluntary liquidation to focus on a television career. He said,
“I have a lot of work on TV, I was on Big Brother this year and have been inundated with work, so I am condensing it down,”
Gross, is also planning to release a Christmas single, called Showbiz Christmas. He shot the music video last week in a Tesco supermarket.
Before his entry into the Big Brother house Gross became a target of a Twitter backlash, with a special hashtag #AbusedBySimonGross – in which actors shared their alleged experiences with the theatrical producer.