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Germaine Gives Her Reasons For Quitting
Germaine left the house yesterday afternoon of her own accord
and here's what she had to say about the decision to quit:
Talking in the diary room, the renowned feminist told Big
Brother, "I don't consider myself a housemate anymore.
I'm leaving. I don't need the money badly enough. The rainforest
will be fine, I'll save it in other ways".
"I was a little naive. I didn't realise agendas. Caprice
is here to raise awareness of her lingerie. Brigitte is a
professional Reality TV person. Kenzie wants to raise the
profile of his band. John probably needs the money. I had
no idea who would be in here and it's wrong for me to present
myself in the same context as they are. I'm 65 and you can't
teach an old dog new tricks."
The qualified Professor elaborated on her reasons for leaving
by adding, "I didn't expect this level of squaller, either
mental or actual. I shouldn't have done it... I've made a
The thing is, if you look at our teaser story from the day
the show started, we hinted that Germaine would be one of
the contestants by saying, 'Think of feminism and be surprised
at this female's inclusion'.
We said that because her inclusion genuinely came as a shock
to us, knowing her stance on Reality TV. Germaine confirmed
her views by telling Big Bro before she quit, "Everybody
knows I despise of Reality Television".
You have to question why she did it then? Draw your
own conclusions on that one, but her experience demonstrates
well the possible evils of money.
After having left the house, Germaine was interviewed by Davina
and said that although she felt a bit upset about quitting,
she couldn't stand to see the bullying going on inside the
Germaine referred to how the housemates and Big Brother had
taunted John over (his lack of) diet cola, prompting Davina
to take the first opportunity to read from her Official Channel
4 script and point out that everyone had asked John to join-in.
Davina then went on to wheel out yet more Official spiel and
play down the bullying accusations, by saying, "The amazing
thing about Big Brother is that if you work your issues through,
it can turn around".
The host then offered that John was now joining-in, but neglected
to note that this was as a direct result of Germaine's mutiny,
not because he'd suddenly decided to act reasonably.
"Big Brother is a bully," re-iterated the ex-contestant,
going on to explain that housemates generally have no idea
whether things happen by accident, or are contrived by Big
She also cited problems with the temperature inside the house
and the lack of milk.
But out came the Official line once again, as Davina suggested
that Big Bro can always be approached, saying, "In the
welcome pack it says if there's any problems with maintenance
or...", but Germaine didn't allow her to finish.
"Please?" snapped Germaine, in a 'don't patronise
The introduction of Jackie was the final straw, as Germaine
felt that Brigitte was vulnerable and needed protecting, but
she couldn't really challenge the older party, Jackie.
Davina's last (and obvious) attempt to mitigate any backlash
from Germaine in her newspaper column was the statement, "But
you don't need to protect her," before re-iterating that
all housemates were briefed to expect the worst.
However, it fell on deaf ears as Germaine quipped that if
she'd stayed, what next... they airlift her mum in
from a nursing home?
Finally, when asked by Davina if she'd enjoyed the experience,
the somewhat predictable answer was a short and sharp, "No!"
It was a slightly disappointing interview, not least because
Davina proved that she has little integrity these days and
also because Germaine appeared to be holding back on what
she really felt.
Oh well, keep an eye on the papers for the full nitty gritty.
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