You've got to hand it to Ben, he's nothing if not honest,
forgiving and genuinely laid back with regard to his own success
in the game.
Recently, the 30-year-old toff told some of his peers that
if he was put up for eviction, he would be fine with it. However,
he also admitted that he would like to stay in the House for
as long as possible, just to challenge himself.
Today, he told nominee Ife that if she won the Save &
Replace task and put him in her place (something she threatened
to do last night), he wouldn't mind.
Furthermore, he wanted to make it clear to Dave tonight that
when he spoke to Ife about the possibility of her choosing
him earlier, he wasn't trying to curry favour, but was simply
letting her know that he was prepared for it.
This was in light of the fact that JJ saw Ben talking to
Ife earlier and accused him of sucking-up/ playing a game,
which annoyed the posh broadcaster.
During tonight's conversation in the wicker snug, Ife admitted
that the pair don't see eye to eye on the 'team effort' thing.
Ben agreed, although ultimately, winning Big Brother has little
to do with team effort (in our view), because it's essentially
a popularity contest that only one person can win.
Anyway, Ife – who didn't win the paintball duelling
challenge anyway – admitted that she was considering
choosing Ben to replace her, and in response the philosophical
toff said: "If it was me, it was me".
Then Ife, who was perhaps starting to see another side to
Ben, pretty-much said that if he had nominated her this week
she would respect it, because he would have genuine reasons
for doing-so i.e. that the pair don't get on. In fact, he
did nominate her at the Fifth Round, and she him.
Later in the conversation, Ben brought up the fact that John
James seems obsessed with who's playing a game and who's not,
and pointed out that it is a game(show).