It’s been a whirlwind few days for Calum Best inside Celebrity Big Brother 2015 after *that* ‘rape threat’ from Perez Hilton, and it doesn’t look like things are getting any calmer outside of the house thanks to his ‘secret girlfriend’ being revealed.
Not only that, but his mum has also spoken out about her past fears that her son would ‘drink himself to death like his father’, the legendary George Best who tragically died in 2005.
Let’s start with the ‘secret girlfriend’, which clears up any questions from fans of the show who have been wondering why Cami Li and Calum haven’t been doing any bed-sharing.
Even though those questions should probably have been cleared up when Cami revealed she’s got a boyfriend. But anyway.
According to The Sun, the 33-year-old is reportedly dating Ianthe Rose Cochrane-Stack, a 23-year-old model and former Made in Chelsea star, who he’s previously described as “gorgeous.”
Cute. And he’s got a point, because she’s ruddy stunning.
A source revealed: “Ianthe and Calum have been dating since last year, but have kept it quiet. He seems quite besotted and the feeling is mutual.
“Ianthe isn’t bothered about Cami’s behaviour. He hasn’t responded and she doesn’t expect him to.
“It’s no surprise he brushed Cami off. Why go for a burger when you have steak at home?”
Would you like some ice for that burn?
Viewers have repeatedly seen Calum and Cami getting close on the show, although they saw the ‘lothario’ give her the cold-shoulder recently when she climbed in his bed.
We just can’t keep up with this house.
Meanwhile, Calum’s mum Angie has been speaking out about her fears for her son’s welfare, admitting that she previously worried that she’d lose him to drink as she did with his dad.
Speaking after Perez’s ‘rape threat’ towards Calum, who credits her with “saving him” from his demons, she revealed: “I was petrified for him. I just thought history was repeating itself and he was going to end up an alcoholic, drinking himself to death like his father.
“He was very lost. All his life he had dreamed of bonding with his father, for his father to call him up and say, ‘Come on holiday with me, come visit’ and it never happened. But there was always hope.
“When he died all hope was gone. He chose to deal with that the only way he knew how — drinking. He never viewed himself as an alcoholic but I told him if he carried on with his lifestyle, with that much alcohol every night, then eventually he would not be able to come back from it.
“Every day I feared the call would come, that he would hurt himself. It was a dreadful time and I’m so proud of him for having the strength of character to walk away from the situation a better man.”
Speaking of the incident, which saw Perez receive ANOTHER formal warning, Angie said: “My first feeling was I was disgusted, but the poor boy is madly in love with Calum. It’s not real life on the show, he’s shouting his mouth off. I just can’t take Perez seriously at all.
“He’s had 27 plastic surgeries, lost hundreds of pounds all to look good and, sorry babes, but it hasn’t worked… the sad part is he’s a parent.”
Yikes. We’re glad to see that Calum has turned his life around, and we hope he can continue down this path.
There’s really no end to the drama involved in this series of CBB, is there? We’re going to need a very long sleep after it’s all done.
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