The 24-year-old, who became the sixth person to leave the Channel 5 show tonight, explained that he wanted to put his popularity with viewers to the test after becoming disillusioned with life in the house.
"I played up to it, I wanted to be nominated," he told Emma Willis on Big Brother's Bit on the Side. "I started losing my mind.
"I knew I had Louise [Cliffe] and Jay [Mckray] but I didn't care about anyone in the house and I sort of relied on the public, [thinking] hopefully the public will find me entertaining, hopefully they'll vote to save me each week."
Despite being happy to face eviction, Anton said that he still felt humbled when the public saved him over Aden Theobald last week.
"I just felt really grateful that the public had saved me for my first time up for eviction," he explained. "I was like, 'Oh wow'."
Addressing the perceived positive change in his character after Aden's eviction, he continued: "Every human being has different sides to them at the end of the day. Even whilst I was playing the game, I wasn't playing with my personality. Both sides were the real me, just different sides of me."
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