Ben, left, and Tim, right, the day they met in the Big Brother house.
Ben, left, and Tim, right, the day they met in the Big Brother house. Paul Broben

Big Brother's odd couple off to Graceland, USA

BIG Brother winner Tim Dormer is a man of his word.

The show's 2013 winner is keeping good on his promise to take fellow housemate Ben Zabel to Graceland and is using his $250,000 in prize money to fund the trip.

Cameras will follow the odd couple on their US trip, happening sometime early in the New Year, Dormer announced in a video posted on his YouTube Channel today.

Quirky Zabel, a former flight attendant from Brisbane, has been obsessed with going to Elvis's Memphis home ever since he was a child.

"I watched a documentary as a kid called This Is Elvis and it's this documentary about Elvis Presley and they showed a lot of the mansion and I fell in love with it as a kid," Zabel told Dormer.

"Also Graceland used to be a church. Elvis bought the mansion knowing that it was a church and I loved that.

"Elvis bought that place for his mum and I'm very close to my mum."

But in exchange for the free trip Zabel must let cameras follow their every move and must also accompany Dormer on another trip to the "jungles" of South America.

Creature comforts lover Zabel seemed a bit less impressed with the second trip but agreed, joking it would be the "holiday from hell".

Both Dormer and Zabel are promoting the video on their Twitter accounts with the hashtag #TimAndBenShow2014.

Broadcast details have yet to be released, but the footage will presumably be used on Dormer's YouTube Channel.

Answering questions on his Twitter feed, Zabel hinted that the trip might be turned into a show for Channel 9.


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