Big Brother evictee Angela Clancy proved why she’s this season’s standout star in a lively interview on Sunrise this morning.
Speaking to hosts Sam Armytage and David Koch, Angela confessed there were real feelings behind her flirtations with the disembodied voice of Big Brother during her time in the house.
“That voice… oh my gosh. The first night I went home to my husband, I said, ‘You’re not Big Brother. Can you give me the voice?’ There’s just something about that voice that used to… oh my god, you know?”
“Back up. What did you husband do? Could he do the voice?” asked Armytage.
“No, he can’t! And he would put me off trying to… you know,” said Angela, as the hosts collapsed into fits of giggles. “You have to be authoritative and… give me something! That voice, ohhhhh….”
Angela said she was hoping to finally meet the man responsible for Big Brother’s dulcet tones in person at the show’s reunion.
In a move Big Brother fans were dreading, Clancy was voted out of the house in last night’s episode – and this time, there was no secret bunker to save her. Angela went out all guns blazing, slagging off several of her fellow contestants in the final moments before voting. It was the exact time she should be pleading her case to stay – but Angela told news.com.au today she had no regrets about her fiery exit.
“It was like a pressure cooker in there, and I knew my time was up. I thought, I’m just going to say how I’m feeling. And that’s exactly what I did!”
Angela’s exit from the game saw her loyal fanbase make a familiar threat on social media:
But surprisingly, ‘Queen Ange’ is more “disappointed” than flattered by this show of loyalty from her followers.
“That’s a bit disappointing, saying you’re not going to watch the show. If you love me, well that’s the show that introduced Australia to Angela. There wouldn’t be Angela without Big Brother. I would encourage everybody to continue watching – I am. We started this together, we might as well finish it together,” she said.
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It seems Big Brother producers knew before the show aired that they had a star on their hands in Angela, given her move to a secret bunker and reintroduction back into the game after the housemates tried to vote her out the first time.
“I never wanted to try and find out why they kept me. It’s a golden ticket – you take it and run, just in case somebody takes it away from you,” she said of the bunker.
“But I knew it was not going to happen a second time. I knew (last night) I was going home to Perth.”
Angela was undoubtedly one of the season’s most pampered housemates – much of last night’s episode was spent complaining about having to camp in the backyard for one night – but she had a steely determination when needed. She won several gruelling physical challenges, outlasting much fitter housemates by employing mind over matter.
“I’m not very physical but I’ve got mental strength, and I think that’s more important. That’s why you saw me last in challenges longer than anyone else, even though I don’t go to the gym. I can switch off – in the box challenge (contestants had to stay confined in small boxes in pairs for a whole day), you saw me tell Xavier ‘let’s go to Hawaii.’ I can go anywhere!”
Ultimately, Angela has a simple message for her former housemates, some of whom may still be smarting from her pre-eviction rant.
“It’s not personal, it’s a game … I just wanted people to play the game I was playing.”
Big Brother continues 7:30pm tonight on Seven.