SUPERSTAR Nineties DJ BRANDON BLOCK became more well-known for his hedonistic partying than music at the height of his fame.
One highlight was him storming the stage at the Brit Awards in 2000 and getting into a furious war of words with ROLLING STONES guitarist RONNIE WOOD.
But the musician, who admitted to spending up to £2,000 a week on his cocaine addiction, is now on the straight and narrow and set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house when the Channel 5 show returns at 9pm tomorrow.
The DJ who was once told he had just two weeks to live because of his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle is the latest name to join the line-up alongside footballer JAMIE O’HARA, rapper RAY J and model BIANCA GASCOIGNE.
A source said: “Brandon was a huge name in the Nineties.
“He was on radio constantly and his hard-partying ways were all over the papers.
“Not only was he a successful DJ but also a big producer throughout the late Eighties, too. When CBB offered him a spot this year he was well up for it.
“He’s got some great stories in him and can’t wait to be back in the public eye again.”
Brandon disappeared out of the public eye in the Noughties after years of caning but emerged in 2009 to front a Government campaign against drug use, which also starred Peep Show’s DAVID MITCHELL.
Brandon — who achieved chart success under the name BLOCKSTER and still gigs regularly at various club nights including his residency at Clockwork Orange — said at his worst he was going through thousands of pounds of cocaine a day and ended up in rehab in 1996.
But his most famous public appearance was his Brit Awards stage invasion.
Pals had told a drunken Brandon that he had won Musician of the Year at the event — when in fact he had not even been nominated for the award.
Taking to the stage, he argued with Ronnie Wood and American Beauty star THORA BIRCH, while a confused host DAVINA McCALL looked on, powerless to help.