I recently wrote some blog posts on CBBUK here and I didn’t get around to writing this one until today. But as most people are probably aware by now Courtney Act/Shane Jenek won Celebrity Big Brother on Friday night. It was probably the most nervous I have ever been watching a reality TV result. It came down to been predictably between Courtney and Ann and it felt so much more than a reality TV final. It felt like going back in times versus progression and thankfully with Courtney winning progression came out on top.
Leaving first on the night as previously said was ballet dancer Wayne Sleep followed by Ex on the Beach’s Jess Impiazzi and our very own Boyzone’s Shane Lynch came out in third. And then there was a half an hour to wait before the final big result where conservative MP Ann Widdecombe finished second to drag queen and Rupaul’s Drag Race runner-up Courtney Act/Shane Jenek. So happy!
Following the win, Courtney said to host Emma Willis in her interview,
“My inspiration coming into the house was that teenage boy who didn’t quite know where he belonged or how he fitted in and feeling inspired by the Spice Girls – and not knowing what that meant but knowing if it was ok for them to be different then it was ok for me to be different. I guess it’s validation that it’s ok to be different.”
Speaking about her friendship with fellow contestant, The Apprentice’s Andrew Brady, she said,
“He’s just so comfortable with everybody and everything. If more straight guys were more like him, the world would be a better place.”
Well done once again Shane/Courtney. Very proud of you! 🙂 And well done to the rest of the finalists too. 🙂
The final has just started so I better type quick! 🙂
Shane Jenek/ Courtney Act is my winner because he has being so passionate about LGBTQI rights, feminism and veganism and he hasn’t being scared to stand up for what he believes in. He is the only one who has spoke out about Ann’s views. He has such a kind heart, a heart of gold really. His values and his morals are simply beautiful. He has educated so many people on so much things that are usually swept under the carpet in mainstream media which can only make things easier for many of us out here.
He also has a great sense of humour and had a wonderful friendship with Andrew and also with Danny, Johnny and Malika.
Shane Jenek/Courtney has been a wonderful representative for pansexual, gender fluid, polyamorous people as well as vegans, feminists, atheists, Australians and drag queens. Oh yeah and blondes too. 🙂 He’s so wonderful and warm, the warmth oozes through the screen. On a personal level, he has done pansexual people, feminists and atheists proud. The pride in my heart at the fact pansexuality was mentioned on Big Brother UK was huge as I don’t think that’s happened before.
A win for Shane Jenek/Courtney Act is a win for equality also. Good luck Shane Jenek/Courtney Act! I love you! 🙂
Update: Wayne’s just been voted out. Loving all the Courtney chants! Whatever happens this cool, wonderful person is my winner! 🙂
So the CBBUK final is almost upon us. And what a couple of weeks it has been! The final seems to have come down to equality versus oppression which I don’t think any of us could predict when it began. We are down to our final five who are going head to head well very soon so what is my opinion of our remaining finalists …
I think Ann is prejudiced. I think there’s been so many excuses for Ann’s opinions and decisions made in her career that it gets old very fast. In my mind, there is no excuse for prejudice. Age and being a Catholic are not excuses. I think it’s very insulting to older people and Catholics who haven’t a prejudiced bone in their body. I’m in favour of people who try to make people’s lives easier, not harder and in Ann’s career she has made peoples’ lives harder. I also find her quite boring and she never likes to have a laugh. I think she has stopped a lot o people in there from being themselves. I don’t blame her for that because they should have being themselves regardless of Ann been there.
I think Jess is a nice girl. The little girl voice does get on my nerves though. My only fault really with Jess is that I thought both her and Wayne were terrible in the task where they put Shane J/Courtney as the least in almost everything positive. She did go a little bit with the defending of Ann and I don’t think that was right.
Shane Jenek/Courtney Act
I love Shane J/Courtney. I hadn’t heard of him before the show and now I am such a huge fan. The passion he has for LGBTQI rights, feminism and veganism is so wonderful. He was the only one with the guts to actually challenge Ann’s views. He is such a gorgeously kind person with a wonderful sense of humour. And his friendship with Andrew was lovely too.
Shane’s Irish so I’m happy he made the final. He hasn’t done enough to win but he’s a nice man. But again he nominated Shane J/Courtney in the defence of Ann and I was a little bit embarrassed by that.
I do like Wayne. He’s a nice man who is very funny especially when he’s drunk and his dancing is great fun. But on the other hand he was defending Ann too which was strange for him to do as a gay man.
Chad is my winner of CBB this year. It was a close run thing with Sarah for picking my winner but I like Chad a bit more than Sarah but I like her too. Their relationship has been beautiful to watch. It feels very genuine and they seem to be so at ease with each other. They are like chalk and cheese and yet have so much in common at the same time. A very sweet couple.
Chad has always been there for Sarah when she was facing so much shit in the house. That’s been very sweet to watch. He’s a lovely guy and very loyal. Also his one-liners have been classic. We as viewers have really got to know Chad’s real personality throughout the show. He has went from been thought of by viewers as the ‘player’ to us all seeing that he is a warm-hearted, gentle, nice and down-to-earth lad. I also love how easy-going his manner is and he had Sandi spot-on. I don’t think I could have took the control she had about the kitchen either.
He has did great no matter what happens. He’s the last American among 5 English people and that is a great achievement especially considering that he has been up for eviction every week.
Well it’s been an awesome few weeks of a show with Celebrity Big Brother. We’ve had ups, downs and romance. But now we are down to the final 6!
Here is my opinion of the remaining finalists in with the chance of been crowned champion tonight …
Amelia has come across very well and very down-to-earth. She does like Sam and I feel he has used her and that’s not been easy to watch. Didn’t believe that she was been selfless in the task by choosing to let Sarah see her friend instead of seeing her mum but otherwise I like her.
Chad is my winner. He is a really lovely guy and his relationship with Sarah has been great to watch. I think it’s very genuine between them and I really hope it works out after for them both. They have been each other’s rock in there. The following is not a reason why I’m for him but I did find out his real first name was Brian and that was my late father’s name so that’s a great added bonus.
Derek is a nice man and he has been great in the show. I hope he gets higher than the betting suggests.
I know many people don’t like Jemma but I think she’s a nice girl. I don’t agree with some things she did in the show but I think she is a nice girl and I hope she does well in the final placings. She was also very real in the task when she chose to see her sister instead of letting Derek get a letter from his wife.
I’m not Sam’s biggest fan. I think the way he’s treated Amelia hasn’t been very nice. It does feel like he has been using her for airtime and his storyline in the show. That’s how it comes across in any case. Also I didn’t believe he was been selfless in the task letting Helen see her husband instead of seeing his sister.
I love Sarah. She has been through the mill in there and has come through with strength. She’s a lovely girl and her relationship with Chad has been lovely to watch. Their relationship has been the highlight of a great season. She’s my runner-up.
Well my computer was down for a bit and I didn’t get to blog about the CBB Final. So this is the blog post now which I hope you all like. 🙂
Aubrey O’ Day
With the spitting incidence where she spit in Bear’s drink and sandwich I didn’t like Aubrey. Otherwise she was good in the show and gave a lot to the season. Her relationship with her boyfriend Pauly D is also really cute because they are clearly very much in love.
Ah Bear. I think he went too far with a lot of things but I don’t think at heart he’s cruel. I don’t think he should have won but he did give a lot to the show and he wasn’t the worse of them.
I absolutely loved Frankie in it. I’m definitely a new fan of Frankie’s. He was entertaining, lovely and he gave so much to the season. His friendship with Ricky was also lovely. Frankie was my winner.
Marnie was lovely in it and would have been my runner-up. We didn’t see as much of her personality I don’t think because of her relationship with Lewis but she came across brilliantly in any case.
With her part in the chats about bisexuality with Christopher Biggins I didn’t like Renee. Otherwise she was good in the show like Aubrey and gave a lot to the show. Maybe Christopher was a bad influence on her and she became more herself after.
My struggle with Ricky throughout the season was that he is a lovely guy but he didn’t give much to the show. There was some interesting chats he had on live feed but otherwise he didn’t feature much and didn’t participate in all the tasks. But he’s a lovely guy and I really like him and his friendship with Frankie was lovely to watch. His tribute to Frankie in one of the later shows was so heart-warming.
Bear, who was favourite to win going into the final, won the show ahead of Ricky Norwood. Third was the highest American Renee Graziano with Marnie Simpson coming fourth. Rounding off the final was fifth-placed Aubrey O’ Day and in sixth place Frankie Grande. It was a great achievement for all three American contestants to last to the final night.
Congratulations Bear and well done to all the other finalists too. 🙂
Well CBB is entering it’s 3rd week so this is probably a good time as we exit the halfway stage to discuss who are my current four favourites in the show. So here we go :-):
I hadn’t heard of Frankie before the show and I’ve become a fan of his now. Watched a bit of him in the American Big Brother too and he was brilliant in that as well. He just seems very nice, very down-to-earth, very interesting and very funny. That moment when he was petting the fake dog in the bathroom area was really funny and cute. And he’s not scared to speak his mind which I like too. My winner. 🙂
Admittedly in the edited shows Ricky doesn’t feature much but he is very interesting because when he is talking in the live feeds I love that he picks interesting things to discuss like Blackfish and the rights of animals. He seems a bit of a nerd and I love that he is. Very interesting.
Sam is very down-to-earth. She’s like the quintessential English lady who always has her cup of tea in her hand. A really lovely woman and very interesting.
I like Marnie. There have been definitely moments where maybe how I’d act in certain situations differs massively from how she does but I think she’s a nice girl and when she brings out her genuine, down-to-earth side I like her.
Last night my mum, my sister and I had our Big Brother party while watching the CBB final. My mum and I had bets on Stephanie Davis so it was a nail-biting finish in which our fairytale end to the party sadly didn’t happen.
In the end glory went to Geordie Shore’s Scotty T who completed a hat-trick of wins for Geordie Shore cast members following Charlotte Crosby’s previous CBB win and Vicky Pattison’s I’m A Celeb triumph. Second place went to former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis while Darren Day and Tiffany Pollard rounded off the top four finishing in third and fourth place respectively. Danniella Westbrook finished in 5th spot while John Partridge finished in 6th place.
Following his win Scotty said,
“I cannot believe it. All I’m thinking is I need a drink! I’ve been what I’m normally like. On Geordie Shore you only see the edited side of me. In therethat’s what I’m normally like. I made good friends.”
Congratulations Scotty! 🙂 And all the other finalists too! 🙂
It has been yet another eventful CBB over the past couple of weeks and we have yet again almost reached the finale. With six finalists left here is my opinion on the final six in the running to become the next CBB champ!:
Tiffany has been lovely and hilarious in this year’s CBB. Her friendship with Gemma has been wonderful to watch. She is so entertaining and the night when she kissed Jeremy and Scotty in the truth or dare game was a memorable night in this year’s CBB.
There was the Darren nomination which wasn’t a good moment for John in it but I do like him in it and if Tiffany or Gemma don’t win I hope John does. He has been entertaining and nice.
Darren seems a nice man but I don’t think he has been that entertaining in it.
Like Darren, I think Scotty seems a nice man but he hasn’t been that entertaining in it.
So it’s been just over a week since Austin Armacost existed the Big Brother house as this year’s runner up in CBB and I’ve been keeping up with what’s been happening with one of my new favourite celeb couples Austin and his adorable husband Jake Lees or Jaktin as I’ve christened them. I think they probably should have their own reality show and their sweet little Chihuahua who is in Jake’s twitter profile pic with them could be running around the place and James Hill could visit.
So just what’s been happening since in Jaktin world?
Well a good place to start might be the CBB afterparty where we got some lovely pics of the happy couple kissing and holding hands. We also had some pics of Austin and James as the CBB bromance goes from strength to strength.
Following the afterparty Austin and James settled back into married bliss with Jake tweeting,
So cute @austinarmacost missed music so much he's sat with earphones in and I'm sat here talking to myself like a crazy person …..
By the 26th the busy couple were on Irish shores in Belfast at Boombox Belfast and still on Celtic shores in Polo Lounge Glasgow on the 27th. On Sunday Austin will be playing in the Sellebrity soccer match as will James.