Josie 'did a John James' at around 3.15pm this afternoon
and made a run for freedom, leaving via the fire exit in the
garden. However, unlike her pseudo-boyfriend, she didn't return
to the group.
Having become overwhelmed by her experience last night, the
Bristolian – who was crowned the Winner of Big Brother
11 and awarded £100,000 just two days ago – got
upset and told Big Brother in the early hours: "I miss
my friends and I miss my family. I don't wanna' walk, as I
don't wanna' let everyone down, but I just feel trapped in
Not long before she quit today, Josie was discussing the
possibility of going with Ulrika in the garden, and reiterated:
"It's nothing against anyone in here".
When she subsequently left, by sheer coincidence Josie ran
straight into John James in the compound car park, who was
there to record a message of support for her. "Thank
God you were here when I came out," she said to the Aussie
hunk, which provoked the response: "You're so stupid!
I love you so much".
Then, when asked by John if she'd used the same fire exit
he did when he got frustrated about their relationship during
his time in the House, Josie answered in the affirmative,
adding: "I just thought: 'F*** this, it's not worth it'".
Brian was first to notice that Josie had gone, and rushed
to chase after her along with a couple of his peers, but they
were too late. Back inside, the camp Irishman told the group:
"She was so quick; she must have ran".
When Ulrika opined that Channel 4 don't really have a show
now that Josie has gone, adding that's it's pointless them
all being there now, Brian made light of the situation by
pushing the Swede towards the door, joking: "Maybe you
should leave first?"
However, a great number of viewers won't be amused to hear
the news that Josie – who was the favourite to win UBB
before she quit – appears to have 'grabbed the money
and run'. Even if her fans aren't angry, they are bound to
be disappointed in her.
Corin's and Sam's fans, however, will be furious, because
if that pair could have survived the controversial negative
public vote last week (which should really have been 'vote
to save' seeing as all the housemates were up), both could
have given Josie a run for her money as far as winning Big
Brother 11 went.