So far this series, she’s managed to avoid having to discuss him too much, but she finally cracked yesterday, when her housemates crossed a line and dared to mention… his hair.
During a discussion in the bedroom - seen in Friday’s (19 January) highlights show - Amanda Barrie queried “what happened” to Boris’s hair, to which a seemingly oblivious Rachel responded: “What do you mean?”
To laughs from Amanda, Ann Widdecombe declared: “You may adore him, but even you have to laugh at his hair.”
An indignant Rachel insisted: “I don’t laugh at his hair! What is there to laugh at? I honestly don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Perhaps sensing that her housemates, and the nation, wouldn’t buy that she’d never once considered her brother’s barnet as anything other than ordinary in her 52 years, she suggested: “We have uncontrollable hair. His hair doesn’t lie flat. It never has.”
As Amanda amused herself by suggesting her own bad hair may have been “caught from the Johnson family”, Rachel continued: “Do you know… he’s got thick hair that sticks up. It doesn’t lie flat, our hair. I actually have to flatten mine.”
Earlier this week, first evictee India Willoughby accused Rachel of being the house’s “chief manipulator”, who deliberately led to her being booted out of the house by making her feel like “the runt of the litter” and misgendering her repeatedly.
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ airs nightly on Channel 5.