'I didn't want to be yer man off Tallafornia' - Marc O Neill's first Irish interview since Big Brother eviction
'Yer man off Tallafornia' is what Marc O'Neill was known as when he entered the Big Brother house this summer.
But the Irish stripper has revealed that shaking off this public perception was one of the reasons he signed up to the reality TV show.
“In a way, this may sound bad, Tallafornia...cringe! I couldn't watch a whole episode myself without cringing so I wanted to, in a way, redeem myself and I wanted people to not remember me as 'yer man off Tallafornia' like the rest of them idiots! I didn't want to be part of that; I want to be known for me," he told The Seven O'Clock Show last night.
During his first Irish interview since being chucked out of the famous televised abode, 29-year-old Marc admitted to Martin King and Lucy Kennedy that he needed to "redeem" himself after his 2013 appearance on Tallafornia.
And the scientist didn't hold back when chatting about the former cast members on the Dublin-based show, namely Phil Penny, who he took a swipe at for failing to get into the Big Brother house.
"I genuinely didn't even think I was going to get on the show...sure didn't Phil say he was on the show and he didn't even get past the first audition?! Now that's cringey! He was all over the papers saying 'I made Big Brother'...Phil, you don't even have a bus pass, go away!,” he told the TV3 show last night.
Marc also spoke about his favourite task in the Big Brother house which was being part of a fraternity which he loved as "I'm very evil when I get power".
But he revealed that he was frustrated by some of his house mates who took themselves "too seriously" as he didn't.
When questioned by Lucy about the night that Brian Belo escaped over the wall of the Big Brother house, Marc claims that he didn't drive him out.
“You know when someone lies about you an awful lot and every time I caught him out for lying he couldn’t come up with a reason why he was lying," he said.
"And then I splashed him with water, a grown man jumped over the wall because I splashed him with water? That’s what he told the diary room, that’s what he told everyone else and they all got so offended."
“I told them all ‘come to Ireland for a week’, guarantee you will never come back, if you get offended that easily, you’ll never come back,” he added.
The controversial reality TV star also didn't rule out a return to the small screen. “I have my eye on something else, I can't really say,” he teased.