Belfast Telegraph

Two join 'Others' after BB 'eviction'

Two Big Brother contestants have been evicted from the house - but in a surprise twist they will remain contestants on the show.

This year's show features two houses, the "real house" as well as the "other house". Contestants dubbed "The Others" must fight to earn a place in the main house and cause as much mayhem as possible.

Alex Cannon and Jackson Blyton thought they had been permanently evicted from Big Brother during Friday's episode.

But instead host Emma Willis let them in on a secret: they had been selected for eviction by the six "Others", and would actually be going into the "other house" rather than packing their bags to go home.

After their "eviction", she told them: "I can only imagine how gutted you must be... We do need to let you into a little secret. You have lost your place as as housemates, but you have not been voted out by the public."

The two were shocked as they headed into the other house, where the six "Others" were left reeling as they had been told by Big Brother that they were picking two people to send home.

A further surprise followed when "Other" housemates Andrew Tate and Ryan Ruckledge were told during the live eviction that they had been selected by public vote to fill Cannon and Blyton's places as housemates.

But Willis warned them that they should not let on about the existence of the "other house", pretending that they do not know each other and have not seen any of the rest of the show.

She instructed the two men: "Your goal is to manipulate and take down."

A racism row also broke out in the Big Brother house, with Natalie Rowe objecting to a conversation about black people.

"Other" housemate Rowe, who is the only black contestant, was preparing breakfast while ex-glamour model and former journalist Jane Connery was talking about her mother being accused of racism.

Connery said: " Do you know what it is? Ignorance. My mum was abused by a black carer, and they had sort of deemed on her care plan that she didn't do well with black people.

"I really took exception to them defining that she didn't take to black people, that there was a cultural thing. My mum would never in a million years be that type of person. She was an immigrant herself...

"My carer is from Nigeria, she's black. All of them are. And they're the most amazing, amazing carers and people. And it was nothing about the fact that it was a black person, it was the fact how they cared for my mother."

Former dominatrix Rowe objected: " F****** weird conversation. We're not aliens! Jesus."

In the diary room she added: " It's f****** pissing me off actually. It's f****** annoying me, what the f*** was that about, we're not aliens. Do you know what, it's patronising f****** shit, I don't want to hear it."

Furious, she stormed into the garden to share her thoughts with Connery.

Ryan Ruckledge came to her defence, telling Rowe: "She was saying nice things!"

The bitter argument led to bad feeling, with Connery telling the rest of the "Other" housemates: " We were talking about racism and I was saying how despicable it was and how my mum wasn't a racist ... It's so easy to get deemed a racist in this house by even mentioning the 'black' word."

She added: " My mum was beaten, my mum was slapped by a black person. If it was a blonde person or a French person I would have said the same thing.

"And I was protecting black people by saying I've got a f****** black carer. And I love her. And she's given me my f****** life back."


From Belfast Telegraph