Arron left the Big Brother house last night, in the most tense and exciting eviction battle of the series so far.
Channel 5 made the most of the drama of having four housemates up for eviction, and stretched it out by not revealing who was going until a second show at 11pm.
Up against his best buddy, the equally arrogant Connor, Deana the slightly aloof Miss India from Birmingham, and Becky the ‘larger than life’ northern lass; my money would’ve been on Connor leaving and the boos from the crowd and comments on the forums were with me. However, Arron’s attention seeking strops and childish antics, such as jumping in the pool which he wasn’t supposed to during the ‘Turf Wars’ task, ripping his ‘t’ shirt in an impression of the Incredible Hulk, and writing obscenities directed at Big Brother on his chest, perhaps didn’t do him many favours to the viewing public.
He was also aggressive towards some of the girls in the house, and received a warning from Big Brother for threatening behaviour in an argument over an epilator with Deana.
I still think Connor should have gone, as the girls said Arron was kind of ok on his own but was Connor’s ‘lapdog’, as the pretty boy model he seemed to crave approval and acceptance from the alpha ‘real men’ Irish Connor and fitness-obsessed meathead Luke. Connor has been convinced he will win, and just really seems rude, obnoxious and clueless in his dealing with the more likeable characters in the house.
I was pleased that Deana got the most votes, as was she clearly with her jubilant reaction, she has been up for eviction several times already and I for one am starting to warm to her– she is calm, shrewd and quite cutting in her put downs of the likes of Arron.
When the four nominated had to go into the diary room together to talk about the imminent eviction, the two guys just came across like cocky little boys – posturing and being all angry, while Deana and Becky were calm collected and witty. Becky also is becoming more likeable as she was spot on about Arran’s sucking up to Connor, and his general immature ways.
Arron seemed angry at being evicted, kicking things and shouting before he left the house and for a moment it looked like it could’ve been the most explosive exit ever. But he played to the (mostly booing) crowd, pouting and preening and tossing his fringe. His arrogance continued in his interview with Brian, where he reclined legs apart overconfidently in the chair and claimed incredulously that he was the one who was bullied in the house.
The ‘Turf Wars’ task is classic Big Brother – with the house being divided into two teams who each have to compete to win control of areas of the house. The Green team currently have the kitchen and all the food, the bathroom and the bedroom. The Blue team have had their basic food rationed, have access to the living area, but are sleeping rough on the floor of the large task room.
Obviously this is heightening already factitious tensions, and things can only get worse. It’s starting to make for interesting viewing though, and this surely must be one of the bitchiest series ever.