Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt lose 'Celebrity Big Brother,' pose as royalty (Photo)
While U.S. television has been largely "Speidi"-free for more than two years, viewers in the United Kingdom have over the past few weeks gotten to watch "Hills" villains Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt on "Celebrity Big Brother" and the two came in second place during the recent 11th season.
The pair, who are also known for their past themed and staged photo shoots that have appeared in tabloids worldwide over the years, appear to be embracing their newfound popularity across the pond -- they currently appear on the latest cover of OK! magazine, which depicts them as a king and queen on thrones (see above).
"I LOVE LONDON!!!!!!!" Montag Tweeted on January 28.
After 23 days, the married pair, who served as a single contestant, were "evicted" from the communal "Celebrity Big Brother" residence on the finale on January 25. Montag and Prayy were beaten by Rylan Clark, an English male model and former "X Factor" contestant who also served as a body double for Rupert Grint when he portrated Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies.
At one point during filming, Pratt told the UK newspaper The Daily Mail that producers that he feared for his life after contestant Neil "Razor" Ruddock, a former soccer player, interfered in an argument he was having with Ryan Moloney, an actor on "Neighbours," an Australia soap opera that had launched Kylie Minogue's career. Moloney placed third on "Celebrity Big Brother."
The other contestants were former "Britain's Next Top Model" judge and ex-model Paula Hamilton, "EastEnders" soap opera alum Gillian Taylforth, Italian horse racing jockey Frankie Dettori, British actress and singer Tricia Penrose, Scottish soap opera actor Sam Robertson and Claire Richards, who was one a member of the pop group Steps, known for hits such as "One For Sorry" and "5, 6, 7, 8."
"Celebrity Big Brother" marked the third shared reality TV experience for Montag, who rose to fame with the MTV reality show "Laguna Beach," and Pratt, a Los Angeles socialite. Check out a timeline of several notable moments from their entertainment careers:
2005 - 2010: MTV's "The Hills":
Montag and Pratt were known as the outcast, "Villain" couple on the MTV reality series "The Hills," which aired for six seasons and ended in 2010. The two squabbled with each other and with fellow cast members, notably main star Lauren Conrad.
"I'm so hated, I make Charles Manson seem like a people person," Pratt Tweeted on January 29.
Montag is also known for her extensive cosmetic surgery -- she underwent 10 procedures in one day, appearing unrecognizable to her own family on the show.
June 2009: Speidi star in, then quit "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me out of Here!"
The couple appeared on the second season of the reality show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!" but eventually quit the series after threatening to leave several times. In one episode, Pratt was baptized by fellow contestant Stephen Baldwin.
August 2009: Heidi Montag performs a pop song at the Miss Universe pageant.
The track, "Body Language," was released as a solo single but did not chart.
January 2010: Heidi Montag releases her debut studio album, "Superficial."
The dance and pop record, released by Warner Music Group, also did not chart.
February 2011: Heidi Montag makes a cameo in a Jennifer Aniston movie.
In the comedy film "Just Go With It," which starred Aniston and Adam Sander, Montag appeared briefly in a scene that saw the actor's character chat with a man who has had too much plastic surgery.
May 2011: Heidi Montag says she needs a break:
July 2011: Heidi Montag stars in VH1's "Famous Food":
Montag returned to reality television with the VH1 competition show, "Famous Food," which saw her and others, such as Ashley Dupre, the call girl at the center of the Elliot Spitzer sex scandal in 2008, former "Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Danielle Staub try to open and operate a Los Angeles restaurant.
January 2013: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt star in "Celebrity Big Brother."