|Josie Gibson with her deaf younger brother Harry, who was attacked by men after he signed to them|
The deaf brother of Big Brother winner Josie Gibson was brutally attacked by thugs because he was unable to help them with directions on a night out.
She was out celebrating her 29th birthday with family and friends in her native Bristol when the savages approached Harry and asked if he knew the right way.
He started to reply in sign language but the men became angry and lashed out at him.
Miss Gibson, who is also known for her weight loss DVDs, tweeted a picture of blood-spattered Harry and expressed her sorrow and outrage at the sickening act.
'Lost all faith in mankind tonight. I went to the toilet and my brother got beaten up for being deaf.
'What a disgusting world we live in,' she tweeted.
'I'm going to hunt the bullies who did this! The nicest guy ever was beaten up because they thought he was deaf & dumb.'
Harry was left deaf after being struck by meningitis as a baby.
Reality star and glamour model Chanelle Hayes tweeted her sympathy, saying: 'That is the most disgusting, disgraceful, vile thing I've ever heard of.
'Some people are sick. Sending love to ur brother.'
Media personality and fellow Big Brother contestant Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace added: 'Nooo babe I'm so sorry that's vile... don't let the vile thugs win.'
A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they were aware of the incident.