‘Big Brother’ contestant Pauline Bennett has rejected the idea she is a “bully”, after she became the second housemate to be evicted from the current series.
Pauline was facing eviction against five of her fellow housemates, including Jale Karaturp who some viewers had accused her of “bullying”, and after receiving the most votes from the public she left the house on Friday night.
She’s insisted that because of her own experiences with bullying that she couldn’t bully anyone else, telling The Sun: “I have a firm mind and large mouth but the one thing I would not do is bully. I’ve been bullied my self before, in a serious fashion.”
The dance teacher went on to say that her treatment of Jale in the house was justified, adding: “It also depends on what you’ve had to deal with. That young lady put me under pressure.”
Pauline’s time in the house started off well, becoming an early favourite to win the series when she was named the Power Housemate by the public on the first night of the series.
However her popularity took a nose dive after she, along with fellow housemate Helen Wood, were accused of bullying Jale and trying to turn the rest of the house against her by viewers.
Meanwhile this week’s nominations have been revealed, with Christopher, Jale, Danielle, Chris, Ash, Marlon, Steven and Winston all facing the public vote, after new Power Couple Matthew and Toya were given the chance to nullify three of their housemates’ nominations.
One half of the Power Couple will also join the eight already nominated contestants when voting opens later in the week.