Saturday 21 July 2018

CBB’s Rachel Johnson reveals fears after nominations are revealed

She is worried she has proved her husband right.

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Rachel Johnson has said she fears her Celebrity Big Brother nomination validates her husband’s criticisms of her.

The journalist is up for eviction from the reality show house alongside Ann Widdecombe, John Barnes, Andrew Brady and Daniel O’Reilly.

In footage that will air on the Channel 5 show on Tuesday, Johnson can be seen discussing her nomination with former footballer Barnes.

She said: “What I’m worried about is the things everyone has said they have nominated me for are the things my husband complains about.

“I literally think this is confirming me in my worst fears about the person I am.

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“Honestly, it’s true. What is going to happen is I’m going to leave second and my husband is going to say to me ‘I told you you were like this, I’ve been telling you for 25 years and now you’ve had an objective neutral audience and the public and they agree with me’.”

She added: “My husband’s last words to me were ‘don’t be yourself’.

Johnson later discussed their nominations with Widdecombe, when the former politician said: “Goodbye to the grump and goodbye to the prude, that is what they are saying.”

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Denying she had been a “grump” all the time in the show, she added: “The average age of the house is literally 10 years old and I can’t do it anymore.”

During Friday’s episode, viewers will also see drag queen Courtney Act wax Brady’s buttocks, Jonny Mitchell and O’Reilly compose a rap about fellow contestant Malika Haqq and Mitchell, O’Reilly, Jess Impiazzi and Ashley James play a game in which they reveal how well they know each other.

Celebrity Big Brother continues on Channel 5 at 9pm.

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