Fans Call For Stephanie's Return
The title of this article doesn't tell the whole story; fans
have actually called for an investigation into Steph's eviction,
and for her to be re-instated if it's found that there were
problems with the voting.
For it seems that a number of fans had problems trying to
vote for Mario on Friday night, either receiving a dead line
or finding that the lines for him were closed up to 30 minutes
early. The lines for the other housemates were fine.
Channel 4 have denied any problems, but disgruntled fans
have reported the matter to Ofcom nevertheless, their reasoning
being that although Steph received a huge 48% of the vote,
had Mario's lines been working perfectly, her percentage would
have been reduced.
Not that we're saying the lines definitely weren't
working properly at this stage, but there was undoubtedly
a swing in public opinion mid-week, and our restarted Poll
– which ran for 48 hours up to the 1st Eviction –
had Mario a good 10/11% ahead of Steph.
Also, Big Brother fans generally accept that the majority
of people vote towards the end of the week, not when the nominees
are announced at the beginning of the week.
About Steph's possible return, a show insider told the Daily
Star: “We always take on board what the fans say, and
despite being evicted, Steph was a big hit on the show. There
seems to have been some kind of confusion with the voting,
so maybe she deserves another chance, even if she just comes
back as a surprise guest?”
In 2004, BB Australia contestant Bree Amer was evicted, but
re-instated to the game shortly after when it was discovered
that the votes were miscalculated. Whatsmore, the correct
evictee got booted-out, so watch your back Mario!
Steph says that if she comes back she will chase after Rex,
but frankly she would be mad to return, seeing as she spent
just nine days in the game but has already earned the best
part of £100k from media deals (Daily Star, Sunday Star
and NUTS magazine).
Anyway, if you'd like to sign the petition calling for this
matter to be investigated/ the return of Steph, click
here. The petition started on Sunday and has gained well
over 1000 signatures in just 24 hours.
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