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Big Brother: Tamara tells all about Winston, Pauline and Jale

By and Charlotte Mathé
It's never nice to be the first person evicted from Big Brother, and that unlucky title was passed on to Tamara Stewart-Wood last Friday. The outspoken 24-year-old might not have had the chance to show us all she had to offer in the house, but she certainly wasn't holding back when we got her on the phone. Read on as she tells all about her fellow housemates...

Tamara in Diary Room

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1. She really does like Winston. Really.
"I do miss Winston. It's so weird - it's like lovers torn or something. It's just the weirdest experience, because normally you can just call someone or text them, and I can't. It did surprise me that he got emotional. I got all teary to my mum after it all and I just felt a little bit heartbroken and I thought, 'Why do I feel like this?' So it's nice to know that maybe he feels the same."

2. In fact, Winston might have changed her ways - after all, she always said she wasn't a relationship person...
"It's absolutely ridiculous. As I said before I even went in, my type is blonde, six-pack and all the rest of it. You know, muscly. And the thing is, he is so genuine and so lovely that I just thought, 'Wow, I could never ever do anything to harm or hurt this person, because he's just so lovely'. Whereas all the guys on the outside are just evil! In London, if you find a guy like that normally they're absolute a-holes."

3. Tamara will see Winston when he gets out... and even called herself a "smitten kitten".
"Oh my god, 100%, I can't wait to see him. I'd like to be at his eviction, but at the same time I'm sure he'd like to see his friends and family. Was it a showmance? The thing is, if I was going to do that, I'd been up for eviction for a whole week - I would have done it earlier in the week, not two minutes before the lines closed. Come on, people! And the date was a complete surprise. I didn't plan that. We would have just had a normal night and probably wouldn't have kissed had he not planned that date. So yeah, no showmance."

Tamara Stewart-Wood and Winston Showan on Big Brother: Day 8

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4. Speaking of that date, that kiss wasn't that awkward in reality...
"I swear they made it out to be a lot more awkward than it actually was! The date was so lovely. I was so surprised I actually welled up - I had to hold back the tears. It probably is the nicest thing a guy has ever done for me. I know that sounds really stupid but I was quite a bitter singleton when I went in the house, and when someone did that, I was just like, 'F**k, maybe there are nice guys out there!' The thing is, I was really aware that obviously there were cameras and I was sort of battling in my head. I really wanted to kiss him but at the same time I knew that the cameras were watching and I felt quite uncomfortable and quite embarrassed, because I didn't want people to think bad things. If there weren't any cameras there and we were on our own, I'm sure it would have been completely different."

5. Tamara feels like she was a bit of a scapegoat.
"I was absolutely gobsmacked when I was evicted. Even Danielle said in the Diary Room, 'I've never seen someone so surprised in my entire life!' I felt like a bit of a scapegoat, if I'm being completely honest with you. I hadn't had any fights, I hadn't had any tears, I tried to stay positive all week, but they don't show stuff like that. They haven't even shown me go into the Diary Room and say, 'Oh, I think I've got Jale wrong'. I genuinely thought Danielle was going because she's just a cretin and needed to go, so I was so shocked. I'm one of those people who strongly believe that if you really truly believe in something it will happen, so I didn't want a negative thought to come into my mind, I genuinely wanted to think that I was staying and then put all my energy into that and then hopefully I'd stay, but clearly that wasn't the case. I felt cheated to be honest. I felt cheated of time."

Tamara Stewart-Wood and Helen Wood on Big Brother

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6. Tamara thinks she "totally" made friends with the wrong people.
"I just fell into the wrong crowd and it just backfired on me completely. I mean, there's a lot of things that you guys don't see in the house. I know Helen's being made out to be an evil person and all the stuff that's in the press, but she's actually a really funny person and actually quite fun to be around. I do think they [hone] in on the bitchy stuff. I think it's got worse since I left, so maybe, in a way, I got a lucky escape. But it's a shame because it was only on my last day that I started to clock on that maybe Pauline wasn't the godly figure that I thought she was."

7. Yeah, speaking of Pauline - Tamara has some things to say!
"In the house she does all the cooking, she does genuinely look after all of us in that respect. I think she tries to be fair but then the bitchiness just creeps up on her and she can't help herself. At first she was lovely, everybody loved her. She had the power, so we were all gravitating towards her and honestly she literally was like a god figure - you just had to follow her. But progressively it became evident that she was not the wonderful person that I thought she was, and it was only on the last day that I thought, 'S**t, she's actually quite nasty and I don't really like her'. But I never got the chance to jump camps or voice that in any shape or form."

Helen, Tamara and Pauline on Big Brother

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8. What was it that made Tamara change her opinion of Pauline?
"Oh God, she just wouldn't shut up! If she's not talking about something or having a one-to-one talk, it's just f**king drama. I'm not that kind of person. I won't just bitch and have talks and drama just for the sake of it - it will take a lot for me to snap. Whereas she just seems to revel in it."

9. So is Jale being bullied or being a victim? Here's Tamara's verdict.
"I think she is playing the victim, I'm not going to lie. I think maybe she felt a little bit out of place for the first few days and then when the nominations were revealed, I think then she has played on the victim thing a little bit more. But then I can see that people are getting more and more aggressive towards her. At first I had an impression of her - she doesn't contribute to the cooking or the cleaning, and in that house it does become very noticeable and it does rub people up the wrong way. But then I did have a conversation with her in the week, and I began to warm to her and I was like, 'Actually she's quite straightforward'. She's not really the kind of person that I think I'd be best mates with on the outside world, but I did begin to empathise with her and get where she's coming from. You could say me and her have just been a victim of people being judgmental - people judged me in the house, and people judged her in the house. It's just unfortunately people judging me came out far more negative than hers."

10. Here's Tamara on her and Helen calling Jale a slug...
"I think Helen called her a slug or slugsworth, and I just laughed and repeated what she had said and they've made out that it was me saying it. The funny thing is, I made a really conscious effort that week not to bitch about people and they seemed to find the two little golden nuggets where I've agreed with someone and made out that I'm some evil bitch, when in reality I was quite pleasant to everyone. I think that's why everyone was shocked that I left. I just feel that perhaps I've been a little misrepresented but what can you do? I'm out now, I've got the boot."

Jale Karaturp on Big Brother

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11. Tamara thinks Kimberly is boring.
"We never hit it off. She's so different to me and she's very quiet, very reserved. I'm very loud, I'm very extrovert, and she's the opposite basically. I found it very difficult to talk to her and I think she found it very difficult to talk to me. Maybe given a bit more time we would have connected a bit more, but I genuinely don't think we'd ever have been good friends because, to be completely honest, I found her quite boring. Yeah, very boring. Oh my God, she's always like, 'Yeah and like and like and like' and I'm like, 'Stop saying like! How many f**king times can you say like in one sentence?' Honestly I just couldn't handle it."

12. Christopher is a bit of a nightmare for the housemates.
"I think he's being made out to be the victim, when in reality he's very, very difficult to live with. He's very, very annoying. Just as Chris said in the Diary Room, he brushed people up the wrong way entirely. I think people are like, 'Oh, we love Christopher' but my opinion of Christopher I don't think will change because I found him very irritating to live with."

13. Tamara thinks Chris has been great as the Power Housemate.
"Hats off to him. He's been brilliant and I'm really, really surprised. I wish I would have seen this side to him [while] I was in there. We didn't really connect in the first couple of days, which was unfortunate because that's why he nominated me! But during the week we did actually get to know each other a bit more and I grew to like him more and more each day. I think he's brilliant. He's doing a great job, he's throwing everyone off the scent and everyone's freaking out and getting paranoid. Honestly, I've never seen such paranoia in that house! There have been tears, there's been all sorts. He's doing an excellent job and I think the public couldn't have chosen a better person to give a shot. In the house, no-one would ever have given him the power, because we're all like, 'Oh, it's just Chris who sits in his chair and has a smoke and keeps himself to himself'. I think that's why he's doing brilliantly because people would not expect him to have it."

Chris Wright on Big Brother

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14. But how will the housemates react if they ever find out Chris was the Power Housemate?
"I don't know, it will be an absolute s**t storm, but I can't wait to see it! They're just pacing around the house, saying, 'When I find out who that Power Housemate is...'"

15. Tamara was not particularly impressed by Steven's post-nomination reaction... but she understands.
"When you're up for eviction it does to funny things to you. It makes you feel really paranoid, it makes you feel really insecure, because you're like, 'S**t, no one likes me'. People deal with it in different ways, but the fact that Steven's dealt with it really badly I can empathise with, because I've been there. It's not nice being up for eviction. It is a massive headf**k. I'm surprised he did burst into tears, but the intensity in that house and the thought of leaving is quite horrible - I can understand why he did that. Ash is handing it well though. That's because he's a strong person, he's keeping it together."

16. Who does Tamara think will be evicted on Friday?
"Pauline will go. The longer she's in there the more she's going to damage her reputation, so I think it's probably a good thing that she goes! Then she can possibly have the chance of a normal life after it. The thing is, the public really jump on the bandwagon with bullying, but at the same time imagine walking out [of] the house and the entire country hating on you - in a way that's bullying. There's two sides to the story - it's a bit of a double-edged sword. I don't think Ash should be up - I really feel for Ash, because he's hilarious and they're just not showing it. And people calling him boring is really angering me. It's just like when I was referred to as vapour, and was like, 'God you don't know me, I'm definitely not vapour!'"

17. Who does Tamara want to win?
"Winston! It does mean it will be longer before I see him - that sucks. But I'll always wish the best for someone I care about, so yeah, I hope he wins. He deserves to win. But if he does win, he'll probably forget about me!"

Big Brother continues daily on Channel 5.

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