UK 'Big Brother' contestant's "gorilla" coat found to be monkey fur
UPI News Service, 02/01/2006
A coat seized from the British "Big Brother" house after its owner bragged it was made of gorilla fur has turned out to be monkey fur.
The Crown Prosecution Service announced Wednesday the coat belonging to Channel 4 reality show contestant Pete Burns was made of fur from colobus monkeys, which is not illegal to own, the BBC reported.
Police seized the coat after authorities were flooded with complaints from "Big Brother" viewers.