The Davina Interview: Leo Sayer
Although Leo walked-out like Donny and Ken, he stuck
around long enough to have an interview with Davina, perhaps
in an attempt to repair some of damage done to his reputation?
As the interview began, Leo gave a Fonz-style thumbs-up to
the crowd, arguably in a bid to get back to his old 'likeable,
bubbly guy' persona. Davina asked what had finally made the
former star crack, and he replied, "It was the underpants.
I'd run out, and I didn't want to wash my smalls in front
of everybody else".
When the host suggested that it was a silly reason to quit,
Leo agreed and then admitted that it was a fuss over nothing
anyway, as he still had a spare pair in his suitcase. Doh!
After some sympathy from the audience, Leo was then asked
if the real reason he left was due to fear over being kicked-out,
but the 58-year-old refuted the suggestion, saying, "I
just got to a point really where I got tired, my energy went...
I wasn't feeling very good".
Next, Davina revealed that it would have been Leo leaving
anyway at the 2nd Eviction as he'd polled the highest number
of votes, to-which he simply replied, "That's okay".
The fact that his actions meant someone else would now get
the boot seemed to go over Leo's head. "How does that
sit with you?" asked Davina, receiving a reply of, "That's
cool, because we all have to make our own decisions".
About his time in the House, Leo said that had some fun and
acknowledged that he did some silly things, but claimed that
he's not really like that in reference to all the swearing
etc. Nevertheless, he accepted that he'd lost it a few times,
something he blamed on the tiredness.
Leo then claimed that he'd made it a point to listen to people
more this year, however, Dirk pointed-out that he always talks
over people and interrupts them. Anyway, Leo joked that he
might have to listen more from now on.
Davina then suggested that out of the 145 housemates that
have appeared on the show so far, Leo was probably the most
angry. In response, the singer began some irrelevant gag about
comedy timing, his point being that Big Brother didn't answer
quickly enough and it frustrated him.
To prove a point about his bad attitude, the singer was shown
a VT of him telling BB to eff-off, threatening to break the
door down, 'flipping the bird' to the cameras, demanding his
contract and telling the cameras to eff-off.
Leo claimed that he's not really like that, but Davina pointed-out,
"But you WERE like that!" All Leo could say was
that he didn't imagine he would react in that way before he
entered the House.
When asked if he thought he should get special treatment
because he's a celebrity, Leo replied in the negative before
saying that things like sharing a shower were hard for him.
"When you're very young, it's great, but I'm too old
for it. I haven't shared a house for a long time and I was
probably ill-prepared mentally."
Apparently, Leo doesn't watch much TV in Australia and didn't
research the show. "I knew there would be a fair amount
of hardship, but I don't think I was prepared for the bathrooms
and toilets," said Leo.
The host then asked Leo what it was like seeing that side
of himself and again, he claimed that he's not really like
that. "I'm not a lush. I'm one of the boys really."
Leo then mentioned that he'd been ripped-off in his life and
accepted that perhaps he went into the House carrying anger
that he didn't know he had.
Leo apologised to the BB staff for his bad behaviour, but
said nothing to his fans and all the BB viewers.
To round things off, Leo stated that he bonded with Dirk
the most and enjoyed talking about movies with the actor.
He also thought Jo was fantastic, even though he nominated
her for not being a proper celeb, and refuted that he fancied
There was just enough time to show his 'best bits' VT, during-which
Leo smiled most of the way through, but cringed at some of
the swearing and aggressive behaviour.
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