John has threatened to quit the show just two days away from
his possible eviction, and six days away from the series Finale.
The oft-confrontational Aussie has threatened to leave on
a number of occasions before, but this time he was closer
than ever to actually following through on his threat, having
become distraught with worry over something he'd said earlier
in the evening.
To cut a long story short, a number of ex-BB11 housemates
returned for a short visit today, with 1st Evictee Rachael
being one of them. If you recall, when she was in the House,
all John did was needle her about her 'scowl', which was actually
her way of trying to flirt with him.
Anyway, John chose to get a massage from Rachael No.1 instead
of the other (motormouth) Rachel, but as soon as he entered
the task room to begin his not-so-relaxing massage, the pair
started sniping at each other.
During their bitchy banter, John criticised the Beyonce look-alike
for appearing in lads mag NUTS since she was evicted, something
he didn't condone. He then took the nasty comments way too
far by saying, "People offering you money for sex...
I can imagine that would be the only thing you would be passing
However, since leaving the Big Brother House, Racheal has
started going out with 4th Evictee Nathan, who was also in
the vicinity because he later had tea with John's nemesis
Corin in the same task room.
Predictably, when asked by the ultra-vain retailer what he
made of John's comment, which John bragged about to the group
after his massage, Nath was not happy. "I'm well pi**ed-off,"
said the rugby-playing Yorkshireman, before suggesting that
if he went into the main House he would 'cuff' John James.
Corin subsequently told the group what had been said, and
John stewed over it for a couple of hours before visiting
the Diary Room to tell Big Bro that he wanted to leave. In
fact, he didn't just want to leave, he was almost desperate,
and was on the verge of tears, evidently worried that he'll
get a beating when he finally gets out.
Sam shouted repeatedly through the gaps in the glass doors
leading to the Diary Room, urging John not to leave, and eventually
he and Josie set-up camp near the outer Diary Room door, the
latter expressing support by moaning: "They've stitched
him up like a kipper". That said, Josie also recognised
that John should never have said what he said.
When he finally emerged, after stints from both Joe and Josie
in the Diary Room trying to talk him out of it, John had cooled
about leaving but admitted overstepping the mark. "I
was set up. What I said is what I said, I can't go back on
that, but to allow Nathan at the window, while his girlfriend
gives me a f*****g massage?" he moaned.
Meanwhile, out in the garden Corin bitched to Steve: "You
can't go about talking to people like that and think you can
breeze through your life and everyone's not gonna' have a
problem with it". Steve agreed.
John was asked by Big Brother to sleep on it, and make a
decision in the morning as-to whether he really wants to go