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Carol McGiffin: Don't blame Big Brother for bad behaviour

Former Celebrity Big Brother contestants Carol McGiffin and Kavana share their views on the latest series.

(Cover) - EN TV - Former Celebrity Big Brother star Carol McGiffin insists people can't blame the house for contestant's "toxic behaviour".

The latest series of the reality show is full of drama, with a new set-up separating British housemates from those of US descent. Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham has been at war with the likes of Natasha Hamilton and Bobby Davro, with all three using vulgar language towards one another.

Despite the challenges show bosses have set them, many of which pit the different nationalities against each other, Loose Women star Carol doesn't think they are behind housemates' actions.

"When I was on the show in 2013, the producers set us tasks that stressed us out, like having to nominate face to face, hoping we would fight," she told British magazine Closer. "But most of us understood the game and didn't let the show get to us. The show isn't responsible for people's toxic behaviour, people are responsible for their own behaviour."

Carol joined the likes of Mario Falcone, Charlotte Crosby and Louie Spence on the 12th series two years ago.

Singer Kavana, who appeared in the house earlier this year, has also lent his opinion on the current season. Unlike Carol, he believes those in charge of proceedings are completely responsible for contestants getting angry at each other.

He shared the house with arguably one of the most controversial stars to grace the show, Perez Hilton.

"It's claustrophobic and the cameras are on you 24/7 - everything is exaggerated and you only have each other for company," Kavana sighed. "The producers want great TV so they will do things to cause tension or drama. They plied us with alcohol every night, as soon as it hit 7pm. That's when I'd argue with the others - when I was drunk."

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