Sniff sniff. Pass the tissues, love. [[Rachael White]] has just been evicted from the Big Brother house. This wasn’t supposed to happen. It was supposed to be [[Sunshine Martin|Sunshine]]!
The hairdresser and professional Beyonce Knowles lookalike got a double whammy – she wasn’t one of the original nominees. She only became eligible for eviction when [[Dave Vaughan]] won the right to reverse his nomination and swap it for someone else. He chose Rachael.
Theories abound as to how she managed to get enough votes to be evicted. Most people are pointing to the fact that as a rather confident pretty girl, she might have raised the hackles of the female audience. It’s plausible. I actually think she wrong-footed the female audience in another way. Even when John James’ verbal attack on her was at its worst, Rachael continued to gurn about how much she fancied him. Even I was screaming at my screen. Get some self-respect, love!
On a positive note, when Rachael came out of the house, she was extremely well received by the eviction night audience. Normally they’re professional jeerers, but these lot was in love with her. Quite a contrast to the heckling when she went into the house.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of interest in her exit interview with [[Davina McCall]]…she doesn’t give much away. On the subject of John James, she says he’d made up his mind about her back at the start. And there’s a theory that he picked on her because he’d seen her getting booed when she entered the house.
And don’t get up your hopes for a Big Brother romance just yet. Rachael spills the non-beans, telling us that Nathan and Josie are quite touchy feely, but Shabby fancies Caoimhe and Mario fancies Ben, both of which we can safely label “Not gonna happen”.
On the upside, we can expect to see the lovely Rachael in lad’s mags any day now! Every cloud, my friends, has a silver, Beyonce-looking lining.
Extras: On Big Mouth, Dom Joly convincingly suggests that John James is an escaped Australian psycho killer, based on his anger management issues this week. And Rachael reveals that Ben has clammy massage fingers…yuck.