Big Brother: 7 Talking Points From the Series!

 

 

And so we have come to my last BB blog post. 7 talking points from the series. There has been many more talking points from the series but that would take all day …

 

Lotan’s Removal

At the beginning Lotan was alright but gradually he seemed to change. By the time he got removed it wasn’t a surprise. Fight night 2 was a major talking point of the series and Lotan was removed the next day after throwing his drink hitting Isabelle, Hannah and Deborah with his drink when Isabelle said he wasn’t a role model for his son. After that all hell broke loose with practically everyone involved:

 

Ellie & Sam

While I think their relationship sent most of us to sleep, their relationship was definitely a talking point from the series:

 

Kieran & Deborah

Kieran and Deborah’s friendship/will-they-won’t-they relationship kept us all gripped including a date, fake proposal, fake wedding and fake divorce:

Raph & Andrew

Raph and Andrew’s unrequited love was a talking point of the series including that awkward moment when Andrew tried to kiss Raph:

 

Raph’s Twerking

It was a very entertaining, funny moment from the show. He smashed it! 🙂

Andrew’s Wax Session

Another talking point. Super cringy but he was very brave. Good on him!

Arthur Just Been Arthur

He may have been only just over a week or so in the house but he made the most of it and became a really memorable housemate:

Thanks for a great series everyone! Roll on CBB! 🙂

 

Six Great Outfits From BB2017!

In my second last BB blog post I will be talking fashion baby! The following is my six favourite outfits from the season …

 

Andrew’s Rock/New Romantics Outfit

Personally I think Andrew had the best dress sense in the house. But I’ve picked his rock/ New Romantics outfit as a highlight:

Ellie’s Teal Dress

Ellie’s teal dress in the house was admired by me, my mum and my sister. She very much got this right. Sadly I couldn’t find a pic of it but I had to mention it.

Sue’s Hippie-Style Dress

Sue has great style. Very oriental and very colourful so it was difficult to pick one outfit but I’ve picked this hippie-style dress below:

 

Hannah & Deborah

Again Hannah and Deborah have many great outfits to choose from but I have chosen their matching gold outfits as a highlight:

Joe’s Black Catwalk-Style Outfit

Joe has great style and I’ve picked this outfit with his eviction outfit a close second:

Savannah’s Eviction Outfit

I loved Savannah’s very stylish eviction outfit below:

 

 

 

 

Big Brother: The Aftermath

Last night Isabelle Warburton was revealed as the new Big Brother winner. Following her win she revealed that she will help raise awareness of mental health conditions as she knows people who have been affected by them.

‘I was thinking [of donating to] something like Mind my brother ran for them in the London Marathon so something along the lines of that would be good. I just think that mental health is pretty neglected because people don’t see it physically, a broken leg is given more attention than something in people’s head. It’s so important to raise awareness. I’d never say I’d suffered from anything severe but I do know people who have.’

As someone who knew someone very close to me who suffered from depression I think this is great and very admirable and I know exactly where she’s coming from. Even in this day and age sadly there is still s stigma which surrounds mental health issues which is very sad and very wrong.

Meanwhile second chance housemate winner Andrew Cruickshanks revealed during his interview with Emma Willis that he would be donating some of his winning money towards helping people living in poverty in Ghana. Again very admirable.

4th place finalist Tom Barber revealed how he left the house days before the final to go to hospital for a brain scan. Speaking about his bromance with fellow contestant Kieran Lee he said,

“I love him to bits, he helped me through a lot. I got ill, I had to go out and have a brain scan and stuff, ear infection, tonsillitis. I was like, ‘I can’t go any longer’ and [Kieran] was like, ‘You’ve got a couple of days left so keep going’. So, massively, I love him.”

3rd place finalist Deborah Agboola told Rylan Clark-Neal that she and Kieran were just friends and has said she would love her own TV show. I’d definitely watch it.

Runner-up Raph Korine said his ideal guy was,

‘Someone interested in culture, someone who is confident. Confidence is important’.

Raph added that ‘a nice smile’ would be top of his list when it comes to looks.

Talking of finding love in the future he said,

‘You shouldn’t be looking for love – if it comes to you it comes to you – if you look for it too much you’re focusing on the wrong things.’

Exactly Raph!

Raph also said that he hoped to show the diversity in the gay community.

‘There are many different types of gay people, you don’t have to be a certain way. I came out because I wanted to be comfortable within myself. People expect that I’m straight. I don’t want people to assume things about me.’

Meanwhile it has been reported that contestant Simone Reed was removed from the final after allegedly spitting at Andrew Cruickshanks following his exit from the house.

On a more happy note, contestant Hannah Agboola posted a video on her Twitter page of herself, her sister Deborah and Raph singing and dancing at the aftershow party to Hannah’s theme tune in the house Love, Peace and Harmony. That was fun to watch.

Hope everyone had a fantastic night and thanks to everyone involved for a great show! 🙂

Watch the moment Isabelle won here:

 

Well done Isabelle and all the finalists! 🙂

And well done Raph & Andrew for brilliantly representing the LGBTQ+ community from someone who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community. 🙂

Isabelle Wins Big Brother!

The Big Brother final took place tonight and Isabelle Warburton was crowned the winner. Raph Korine was second followed by Deborah Agboola in 3rd and Tom Barber in 4th with second chance housemate winner Andrew coming out of the house first.

 

 

Well done Isabelle and also well done to Raph who did me proud coming second. Well done to Deborah, Tom and Andrew too.

 

Thank you Raph for representing the LGBTQ+ community, all the nerds, BB fans and all non-English people brilliantly as someone who is all four. Love you Raph. Well done! 🙂

Why Raph Korine Is My BBUK Winner …

 

 

Well the BB final is on it’s way and soon the winner will be crowned. My winner is Raph who I have loved in it from the start. The way things look he might not win but no matter what he is my winner this series. This blog post is why …

 

I loved that when Arthur was been bullied and isolated early on the show Raph didn’t get involved with the bullying and isolation and was a good friend to Arthur. Too many people in life to save their own skins in these situations tend to join the majority and I thought it was a lovely representation of Raph as a person that he didn’t. It was also very brave.

 

I think he has been a very consistent housemate. If people aren’t been themselves they tend to get found out after a while in there and he has never changed. He has a lovely, kind personality which is also very nerdy and shy. And it’s personal taste really but I’m more drawn to like personalities like that. Talking about his personality I must bring up something Rylan said on BBBOTS the other night. Now I love Rylan too but his comment about Raph been “odd” and an “oddball” was disgusting. And I didn’t feel it was meant in a good way even though he tried to backtrack and say it was. Otherwise he wouldn’t have said “I hate to say it …” beforehand. While I have a huge Rylan fan since X Factor I do believe we have to value the diversity of personalities in the world and there is absolutely nothing wrong with been a nerdy, shy guy who is not constantly roaring, cursing and going on about sex all the time. Raph is most certainly not odd or an oddball, he’s just a nice guy on a TV show.

 

I like that he’s a Big Brother fan and even more so that he admitted he is. And I think he genuinely is a Big Brother fan because he’s a member of the This Is Big Brother forum and he has a huge knowledge of the show. I think he was determined to get on the show and fair dues to him he did and is now in the final. Is he a gameplayer? Of course he is, he’s in a gameshow. I wouldn’t expect him to admit he was because for some reason gameplaying is a dirty word in Big Brother even though it is a game. But of course he is but they all are and I wouldn’t expect any of them to be anything else in a gameshow. But a gameplayer doesn’t mean that someone isn’t a nice person.

 

I like that Raph doesn’t isolate anyone and that he always stands up for himself but also doesn’t make a big scene out of it for TV. His friendships have been great to watch in there with Chanelle, Deborah, Hannah, Sukhvinder, Imran and in the latter part Tom and his diary rooms have been great viewing as has his attempted matchmaking between Deborah and Kieran. He’s just an all-round nice lad and is my winner. But whatever happens he has done great regardless.

Big Brother Blog 5!

We have our last 4 plus Andrew and so it is fitting to now discuss the five finalists …

 

Isabelle

A lovely girl who will probably win but who wouldn’t be my winner. I loved her in the Lotan situation and she’s a nice girl. But other than that I can’t find anything that makes her my winner. I wasn’t fond of how she treated Simone with Chanelle and the whole “selfless” thing drives me up the wall as does all this talking about her insecurities. We all have insecurities, everyone in that house has insecurities, the last week leading up to a final to win £65,000 is not the time to bring them out. A very intelligent girl and a savvy gameplayer. Has had fake moments for certain but she is a nice girl at the back of it and if she does win I wish her all the best of luck.

 

Tom

Tom has won me around. I didn’t like him to begin with but I have got to see Tom’s true personality as time has went on and I have got to like him. Since Lotan and Joe have went Tom has really came into his own and I’m glad he made the final. His friendship with Kieran has been lovely to watch.

 

Deborah

Deborah is a lovely girl. Very down-to-earth. While Raph is my winner I wouldn’t be disapointed if Deborah won. Her relationship with her sister Hannah has been beautiful to watch in the house and her sort of romance with Kieran has been brilliant to watch too. Very sweet and lovely, she would be a most deserving winner.

 

Raph

Ah Raph, we’ve been on a journey together for sure! 🙂 Again a lovely, down-to-earth lad who has been a fantastic housemate and should be very proud of himself. The way he stood by Arthur at the beginning when Arthur was been bullied and isolated was wonderful and he has been consistent throughout. Whatever happens Raph is my winner.

 

Andrew 

So Andrew can’t win but is coming out with £33,900. Not bad, eh? Dramatic is an understatement for Andrew but I think he’s a nice lad and I’m very pleased for him for getting the money. I think he’ll do great things for his hairdressing career with the money and I wish him all the best.

 

 

Big Brother Blog 4!

 

 

 

Today I’m going to centre on the family and friendship relationships from this year’s Big Brother …

 

Hannah & Deborah

Hannah’s and Deborah’s relationship has been wonderful to watch. They are both lovely girls and have a wonderful close bond as sisters. They have each others back at all times and have really helped each other through the experience. Been close to my sister it has has been lovely to watch. And they are so fun together too. Hope they make the final together.

 

Charlotte & Mandy

Charlotte and Mandy have a lovely mother/daughter relationship which has been lovely to watch as both me and my sister have always been close to our mum and our late father. They looked out for each other and Charlotte was so sad when Mandy was evicted. Mandy had her back too when she came back in and hold her what Chanelle had been saying behind her back.

 

Raph & Chanelle

Raph and Chanelle’s friendship was so lovely to watch. They built up a close friendship from day 1 and were bed buddies who always had each other’s back. He was so sad when she was evicted and she was so sad outside in her interview with Emma when she seen him crying. A lovely, genuine friendship.

 

Kieran & Tom

Kieran and Tom have had a wonderful bromance in there. They have always got on and Kieran’s been like a big brother to Tom helping him through the experience. The two nicer ones of the Lotan/Joe/Kieran/Tom team.

 

Charlotte & Andrew

A lovely friendship with Charlotte and Andrew developed after he entered the house with the second chance housemates and when it came to saving another housemate they saved each other.

 

Sue & Simone

Simone went through a lot in that house. I was disgusted by the piss in the cup comment and the bottles in Kieran’s bed but after that she was put through a lot by a lot of other housemates especially Chanelle and Isabelle which wasn’t nice to watch. I liked that Sue always had her back throughout.

Big Brother Blog 3!

 

 

We now have our final 6 after losing the lovely Charlotte Keys in the most recent eviction. Today I’m going to discuss a good point about each of our last 6 and second chance housemate and honorary finalist Andrew …

 

Andrew

Andrew is a team player. He definitely took one for the team with the waxing (even though the £3,000 ended up been his, he didn’t know that at the time) and he always does everyone’s hairs which is very thoughtful.

 

Deborah & Hannah

I’m putting the sisters together because the good point about them both that I’m going to be discussing is their relationship. It really warms my heart because I’m very close to my sister too. They have protected each other throughout the show. Deborah even got a warning while defending her sister and afterwards when Deborah was embarrassed and wanted to leave Hannah talked her out of it. They have been there for each other through thick and thin in there and it has been lovely to watch.

 

Isabelle

Isabelle did a great thing exposing Lotan’s true colours and it was a very brave thing to do considering he was so high in the betting at the time she went into the house. She handled herself wonderfully and with dignity throughout the situation. Some people have said that she went too far with her comment about Lotan not been a role model for his son but really what other option had she? He was ridiculing her constantly and she had to say something to hit back at him.

 

Kieran

I think Kieran has helped Tom a lot in the house. He’s had his back all through it and helped him like a big brother.

 

Raph

When Arthur was been isolated and bullied Raph always stood with him. Having been bullied myself I liked that he didn’t stand by and join in all that. It was very brave too because so many people to protect themselves from been targeted often do join in and I respected him for not doing so.

 

Tom

Tom has definitely come on a journey throughout. Since Joe and Lotan left the kind side of Tom has more came out and he has got on well with most people. He has eventually won me around.

 

Big Brother Blog 2!

 

 

 

Today I am going to discuss love in this year’s Big Brother house.

 

 

Kieran & Deborah

I would love this to work out! They are so cute and comfortable together. If I was in the house I’d be like Raph trying to get them together. I just think they don’t want to get together on telly but I think this could be a strong match after the show ends.

 

Ellie & Sam

Oh my god, well this relationship was draining to watch! If they like each other good luck to them but as a viewer it was a very cringeworthy romance to watch but not as cringeworthy admittedly as Ellie’s unrequited love story with Lotan. Sam seems a nice guy so I think I’d prefer him for Ellie than Lotan.

 

Imran & Sukhvinder

Married couple Imran and Sukhvinder entered the house as separate housemates but when Imran was evicted Sukhvinder left with him. Not going to lie. I thought that was so romantic. As expeccted a very close couple who had their ups and downs in the house like any couple so long together.

 

Raph & Andrew 

Well this never really took off but Andrew was definitely interested. However in the last episode Raph called him the fakest in the house in the diary room so yeah it isn’t going to go anywhere.

 

 

In Other Circumstances …

 

Raph & Tom

Well we know Raph has a crush on Tom but in other circumstances where if Tom was into lads or made an exception for Raph and didn’t have a girlfriend I think they would make a nice couple. I’ve thought that for a few weeks.

 

Sam & Isabelle

I think Isabelle does fancy Sam and if he wasn’t with Ellie maybe something would have happened in those circumstances. However I think Sam likes Ellie and I don’t think Ellie has anything to worry about even if she might think she does.

 

 

 

Big Brother Blog 1!

 

 

We have entered the final week of Big Brother and each night I’m going to do a blog about Big Brother. Tonight I’m going to speak about five talking points from the show so let’s get going! 🙂

 

 

Isabelle’s “Selflessness”

I think Isabelle is a nice girl and I loved how she got Lotan’s true colours to show. However I don’t buy into this whole “selfless” thing. It’s rather cringeworthy. She’s a nice girl on a reality TV show, not a selfless saint. I think she’s very intelligent and very savvy and has played the game beautifully. I admire her as a great gameplayer because it is a gameshow. But I don’t buy the whole “selfless” tag. I would like to be proved wrong though and think it would be a great task if BB asked her to sacrifice her place in the final for another housemate (obviously not get rid of her from the show, just as a test) to see if she’d do it. It would be great TV! 🙂

 

 

Hannah, Andrew & Faith

I think both Hannah and Andrew were as bad as each other in the argument they had. But I think Hannah did take it too far when she maintained that Andrew was discriminating against her faith after he said “God-worthy”. He clearly meant hypocritical and as a former Catholic I knew exactly what he meant by his comment straightaway. I think while I believe in no discrimination against anybody for their faith or lack of faith that it would be quite sad if we ended up going backwards in time to a time when to mention God’s name in an argument was a cardinal sin.

 

 

Raph & “Tainted Money”

I love Raph and he is my winner. However the whole tainted money moment in the diary room was cringeworthy to watch. I did feel he was envious that Andrew got the money and the place in the final and also wanted to look good on TV so this wasn’t a good moment for Raph. But I think he’s a nice guy and I’m still rooting for him to win.

 

 

Andrew Nominating Hannah For Eviction

Now this was very cringeworthy to watch. Both of them I think are nice people but Andrew seemed very fake here and was clearly looking for airtime. He loves drama and attention. But it was very obvious that he was putting Hannah up so it was irritating when he milked the moment. I honestly don’t get why he’s bothering looking for the limelight at this stage. He should sit back on that cosy cushion of £33,900. I would!

 

Raph Misses Chanelle 

I was never Chanelle’s biggest fan but this warmed my heart. They have a lovely friendship which I think is very genuine on both sides. Watching him missing her has been sad to watch and it was sad seeing how sad she was during her interview with Emma when she seen him crying.