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! 🙂

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 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.

My Six Favourites In Big Brother!

 

 

The new series of Big Brother is at the halfway point in the UK and already it has been another great season so far. Sadly the very entertaining and lovely Arthur Fulford left the house early on in the series. I loved him. He was a great housemate. Thanks for the memories Arthur!

 

 

So who are my current favourite six in the BB house?

 

 

 

 

Raph Korine

 

BB superfan, nerd and all-round lovely guy, Raph is my winner. He’s very interesting and an excellent housemate. He had Joe spot on and when he called Joe out about him calling him a prick it was a great moment. Everytime he had a problem with Joe he has called him out in that wonderful, diplomatic way of his and it’s great viewing. He was also a great friend to Arthur which was lovely. His friendships with Chanelle, Andrew and Isabelle are also lovely and very entertaining to watch. Super intelligent and down-earth, I really hope he wins. He reminds me of my late father: gentle, kind, caring and always there for people and also very strong and not scared to confront people when they annoy him. A complete gentleman and that’s only reinforced even more by Lotan (anything but a gentleman) slagging him off to get 15 more minutes of fame.

 

 

Andrew Cruickshanks

Andrew is my favourite of the second chance housemates. It’s nice to see a Celt finally been a good housemate in this series. He seems lovely and when he took Joe on in the garden, I loved him. Good on you Andrew! His friendship with Raph is lovely to watch although I feel sorry for the two of them with the unrequitted love situation. I hope Andrew wins the £15,000.

 

 

Sue Evans

 

Oh Hurricane Sue. I love her. She’s my second favourite of the second chance housemates. Her observations are excellent and she’s not scared to state how she feels about the other housemates which is wonderful. She seems very direct but also very nice. When the public had a choice to put in either Andrew or Sue on launch night, why on earth did they pick Tom? Wonders never cease.

 

Isabelle Warburton

Isabelle is great. She seems a really cool girl. The way she handled the situation with Lotan was brilliant. She’s always stood her ground in the house and is always up for a laugh. She’s also very calm. The way she stayed calm in the situation with Lotan was very admirable. I know I probably wouldn’t have been that calm! Her friendships with Chanelle, Raph and Andrew are lovely to watch too.

 

 

Deborah Agboola

In the earlier shows of the series, Deboragh, and her sister Hannah, weren’t been shown much and thus I hadn’t really an opinion on either of them either way. But when they came into it, they really did come into it and I liked them both very much. When Deboragh took on Rebecca after Hannah’s argument with Lotan I totally agreed with her. She and Hannah’s loyalty to each other is lovely to watch. They really look out for each other and because I’m very close to my sister too it warms my heart. Deboragh also stood up for her sister on fight night and received a warning. But look she has nothing to be ashamed about. What other way would you react in defending your sister? One thing I am getting tired of is the word “aggressive” been used in connection with Deboragh and Hannah. I personally don’t find them to be. But what really annoys me about the use of that word about Hannah and Deboragh is that the same people who say that about the girls when they get mad don’t say “aggessive” about white housemates when they get mad. In other words, do it both ways or neither way. We’ve gone beyond those ignorant old stereotypes or so I thought. I also love watching Deboragh’s friendship with Raph and of course her possible relationship with Kieran. I think they both like each other and they would be very cute and suited together. Come on Debran!

 

 

Hannah Agboola

When Hannah called Lotan out in the argument it was a great moment. Prior to that Sukvinder had told her that Kayleigh had been negative about Deboragh and she handled her emotions well which must have been bubbling up angrily inside. When it’s your sister it’s very hard to keep your emotions back if someone says something negative about them. Both she and Deboragh seem like great girls who are very intelligent and who won’t back down when they know they are in the right. Hannah is a slight bit of a drama queen but I kind of enjoy her been like that. I agree completely with her on the Lotan mouse situation though. He wasn’t a pal of hers and due to that I think it’s obvious that his motivation wasn’t banter. The thing with Ellie spray-tanned like a smurf, I didn’t really believe her but I think she’s a great housemate and I love her relationship with her sister. When Deboragh was going to leave and she stopped her and calmed her down it was a lovely moment. Her friendships with the gang in thorn cottage are also lovely.

 

 

Who do you like? Comment below …