We all felt a little miffed when he suddenly left the Celebrity Big Brother house over the weekend without explanation, but now Alexander O’Neal has finally opened up about his decision.
In his first interview since quitting the show, the music legend told Emma Willis that he’d finally reached breaking point with one of his housemates *ahem* Perez Hilton.
Can’t say we’re surprised!
He told presenter: “The stress became unbearable. I did it for myself and for my Housemates.”
Viewers were left struggling for answers over the weekend when the 61-year-old up and left without so much as a goodbye to his pals or even a diary room explanation.
But it seems that Alexander was SO keen to be done with all the drama that he just wanted to be out of the house as soon as possible.
If WE were locked in a house with Perez, we’d probably do the same!
Speaking about his run-in with the US gossip blogger, he added: “Perez is gonna be Perez and do what he gonna do. You’ve got to keep your guard up.”
Alexander went on to admit that it was pretty much impossible to ignore the gossip blogger as he “taunts you” continually.
Despite the tension, he added: “I’ve had my moments, for the most part it was a great experience. I tried to stay the course the best I could.”
But it seems that Alexander’s departure has just made things a whole lot more tedious for the rest of the house as Tuesday’s eviction has now been cancelled.
THAT’S THREE EXTRA DAYS OF THE PEREZ SHOW.
Housemates were visibly shocked by Big Brother’s announcement that Alex was leaving, with many shedding tears and berating Perez for his treatment of the legendary US singer.
Alexander did have a heartfelt message for his fellow contestants though, saying via BB: “To all my housemates, I have had a great experience with you guys and I have mad love for almost all of you. I want you guys to not be sad that I’m leaving and to not let my departure interrupt your experience.”
Hmm, let us hazard a guess as to who he DOESN’T have mad love for.
The ‘Criticise’ singer was noticeably agitated about his previous feud with Perez before his departure, telling housemates that he wouldn’t eat the dinner they prepared because the blogger had breathed on it, and walking around with what sounded like shaky breath.
DRAMZ, DRAMZ, DRAMZ.
We don’t think that he Perez’s reign of annoyance is *quite* over yet though. Sorry, guys.
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