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Lesley Chats To Dermot O'Leary

Lesley quit the game yesterday morning and was chatting to Dermot on BBLB this afternoon (Sunday) about her decision.

When asked by the Host why she left after going through such a lengthy audition process, Lesley replied, "It's a miracle I lasted 10 days! (she left on Day 11)".

She then stated that as soon as she clapped eyes on the Twins she could have left there and then. About Amanda and Sam, Lesley humorously likened them to a pair of toys in her mental cupboard.

Expanding on what she meant, the 60-year-old said that if she started feeling really down, instead of going nuts, she would 'take the twins out and play with them', washing their hair or whatever.

About the fact that she went-in for Big Brother even though she doesn't fit the usual contestant profile, Lesley put it down to curiosity and said that she would have to 'reign that in' in future.

The BB8 quitter revealed that she'd watched Big Brother before and did know what to expect to a certain extent. "It lived down to my expectations," sniped the former Cambridge Don, before saying she was most disappointed that her peers didn't want to show-off their talents.

Lesley called it a 'unique experience' being in the presence of so many girly girls, and when shown a VT of her being maternal, Les said dismissively, "Anybody who knows me, and I draw upon my children here, would deny that (I'm motherly)". This got a laugh from the Host and studio audience.

On the subject of which former housemates she was fond of, Lesley had good things to say about Tracey, but when Dermot asked if there was anyone else, she replied with a long pause... basically the answer was no, although she stated that Carole was a marvellous person.

About the second-oldest (now the oldest) housemate, Les was disappointed that Carole had taken the role of resident skivvy, saying that she'd tried to get the 53-year-old to express her interesting and strong views.

Getting another jibe in for the majority of her former peers, Lesley said that it would have been impossible to engage with them in a meaningful way if she'd stayed. Oooh, bitchy!

On the subject of new arrival Gerry, Les admitted that she would have got on well with him because he can talk intellectual, girly and everything in-between. She wasn't so keen on Seany thought, stating that his whipping her bedclothes off stunt just confirmed that she wanted to go.

When asked by Dermot who she thought should win and who would win, Les replied, "If there's any justice in the world, Tracey should win". About who will win, she half-jokingly hinted that it could have been her, and then stuck with Tracey.

Towards the end of the interview, Lesley said that the experience just confirmed what she suspected about herself and added, "I did enjoy it. It was a very good experience".

Lastly, after being shown a VT of her best bits, Les summed-up her thoughts by saying, "They're lovely people; they're infuriating people!"

And that was that. Twelve housemates remain in the game, but there are doubtless a few more to come.

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