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Big Brother – Ben’s Flipping Out, Michael Is Snuggling Estelle And Also The Intruders!

There were three major plotlines in last night’s episode, the intruders, Benjamin’s meltdown, and Michael snuggling up with Estelle.

Firstly the intruders were amusing with the housemates having to ignore them, particularly the Michael lookalike, however I did notice that the three guy intruders were not lookers and the girl was. Unfair Big Brother.

Now to more important matters.

Was Michael snuggling up with Estelle libido, loneliness or strategy? Or all of the above?

All episode he was whining that it was the Layla and Sam show and they were only bit players did he think a romance would make him get more screen time. Michael appears at the moment to be trying to second guess everything as he clearly wants to win.

He said there was a shift in power in the house from their group to the Sam, Layla, and Estelle group. Was it a power within or was it because he thinks that the viewers prefer this group? Michael thinks Estelle is popular because she does not bitch and this might look good on the outside.

He also stated “When I am comfortable with other people winning it does not hurt anymore”. Everyone is there to win, except perhaps for Zoe who does appear to not be playing the game as much. Also I think she is one of the minority of the house who is not in there with a huge agenda.

Or is Michael just the nerdy guy from school who finally is having a snuggle with the hot chick aka Estelle someone who would not normally look twice at him. For someone he allegedly hates, in the closing scenes he sure looked like he was trying to make it a more than platonic cuddle with the head caressing.

Also what was Estelle’s agenda? To prove the guy she heard say everyone in the house did not like her was now wanting to mack on with her? Were the other girls right does she likes male attention? If the snuggling continues she might get a backlash against her, because they might think she is cutting Zoe’s grass.

Though Zoe said herself her “love” for Michael is more about fluffing feathers and to keep herself amused in the house.

Someone who is very much at risk of getting a backlash against him was Benjamin. He is crumbling. Is Michael sensing his weakness and trying to make him more vulnerable with his constantly playing mind games? Stacey certainly thinks so and gave him a talking to.  They all know that last week was the last time they were nominating so they will either all be up or external factors will be selecting who is up for nominations next week so maybe their alliances are now not as important.

Benjamin needs to stop the pity party and pull himself together. He thinks it is all very much unfair not seeing that what is occurring to him is what happened to others previously. He also does not think his remarks about other people were that big a deal, but then was upset that other people may be talking about him!

Maybe he needs to give himself a talking to like he has done to Angie and the other housemates so many times when they were nominated. Sure it can’t be nice to be the housemate with highest amount of points but really it is a game and these things happen and there was not a lot of compassion shown to others that were in the same situation.

Some of his most entertaining lines last night were “I thought I had tried to be a good person to all of you”, and “I spent a lot time being strong for other people and have a lot of energy to the end to be strong for myself”.

He spent a lot of time ensuring he was not nominated by telling others what others were saying about them. This is fine as it is strategy and Benjamin and Michael are playing strong strategic games however a few people have cottoned on.

However it is not real bright or mature now Ben is refusing to speak to Sam and Layla in the house because he thinks they avoided nomination.

What the Michael/Ben/Stacey clique don’t realise is the Zoe allegedly one of theirs gave her four points to Stacey so the groups are not as solid as they think.

Finally I did notice Sam mentioned the prize money to Layla, I still think if she wins he is going to want to try and tell her what to do with it.

By the way Stacey is certainly safe this week if the Estelle and Ben show continues.

What did you think of Ben’s behaviour – justified or petulance? Michael snuggling Estelle is it strategy or loneliness?



1 Oma { 10.24.12 at 7:57 pm }

HORNY FREAK ESTELLE IS MAKING MICHAEL SICK. PLEASE EVERYONE LET’S GET RID OF HER ONCE AND FOR ALL. If I see her miserable, sallow pouty face one more week I will throw up.

2 James { 10.24.12 at 7:59 pm }

A.P. there must be something wrong with you. Why do you love Estelle so much? Oh yeah because you’re a lemming and it’s the thing at the moment. Sorry honey she hasn’t got a chance, but go ahead and waste your money. Stacey and Ben all the way.

3 Sally { 10.24.12 at 8:27 pm }

Yeah totally agree. Down with Estelle the psycho who no-one in the house liked except her lover Ryan and Ava.

4 James { 10.24.12 at 8:31 pm }

Oh and RR it was Estelle wanting to “spoon”” Mike – she actually asked him, NOT the other way around.

5 Reality Raver { 10.24.12 at 8:43 pm }

James – everyone sees the people in the show differently and people will have different opinions.

Everyone If someone likes someone you don’t or says some you perceive to be stupid or insulting please ignore. This is looking like it is going to be a cracker last two weeks of Big Brother and I want this to be a fun place to comment.

6 Sally { 10.24.12 at 8:46 pm }

I just can’t WAIT to see Estelle’s face when she finally gets kicked out on Sunday – will be the best moment of the show. She thinks everyone loves her outside of the house – COUGH VOMIT. Not this time sucker!

7 Silly Milly { 10.24.12 at 9:06 pm }

Ben reminds me of an over excited, over anxious puppy. He piddles himself with glee when he enters the nomination chamber and then piddles himself again when he ends up nominated.

8 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 9:14 pm }

Speaking of puppies, who let the dogs out?

9 ExEssex { 10.24.12 at 9:32 pm }

I thought Micheal had a girlfriend?? I wonder how she feels all about this?

10 Lisa { 10.24.12 at 9:40 pm }

Has Estelle really never bitched?

11 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 9:49 pm }

Well, it’s hard to know with total certainty, Lisa. It sure got up Stacey’s nose…but then you could drive a truck up her nose.

More mindless gurning for the cameras from Stacey. She’d make a big deal, pull plastic faces and make a song and dance about writing out a shopping list. Total attention seeking fake.

12 Bolders { 10.24.12 at 9:58 pm }

Possibly not a good move by Estelle in groping Micrackl.

Reminds me of Vesna and how popular she was until she started following one of those Logan twins with her tongue hanging out of her mouth.

Audience voted her out quick smart – never a good idea to be sexually aggressive onTV especially when it’s not appreciated.

13 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 10:03 pm }

He wouldn’t have complained if it was Josh that groped him.

Silky skills by Crackzilla lying to Zoe about how the spooning came to pass.

14 A.P { 10.24.12 at 10:05 pm }

James, there’s nothing wrong with me thanks and I’m not a lemming. I form my own opinions and over the weeks I have seen what a nice person Estelle is and will vote accordingly.
Have a nice day James honey!

15 Nathan { 10.24.12 at 10:07 pm }

man its funny how people are hanging shit on estelle for raping michael or whatever they think she did to the poor ginger… hahaha
but what kind of low-life moron says –
“she is the fakest human I have ever met in my entire life”, “By far the most difficult person to talk to – it’s like talking to a four-year-old” – and then jumps in bed with that person??????????????
he instigated all this when he gave estelle a long sensual foot rub the other day – thats why she was comfortable enough to go spooning with him.
if he is so innocent and cant turn girls advances down…why the hell did he turn Zoe down???
because he’s got a hard on for estelle and always has…..and now he can see she is on the winning team…..
he is so fake and see thru.

16 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 10:10 pm }

I certainly won’t be wasting my money voting to save Estelle. I’ll be flat out like a lizard stealing mobile phones and letting some other sucker cough up for it.

17 planb { 10.24.12 at 10:20 pm }

re the Alan Jones comments, I was referrring to the extra misogyny quotient today.

re my post no4, “the desired result” was a bit of a laugh at my own expense. But don’t worry, Georgie, your many posts targeting me HAVE really hurt and upset me. Feast on that. What an odd past-time.

RR – as my experiences with BDD lately, and his dear friend, Georgie, who seems to only post these days to put the boot into me have become so distressing, I would like to lodge a formal complaint.

I know many many people here love BDDs ‘humour’, but a lot of us, especially the women, like me, find it often very unpleasant. There have been a few posts lately about this. I wanted to add my support to these women, but felt afraid to.

Equally, there are a surprising number of women who just adore the belligerent misogyny BDD dishes out, and find him hilarious. Go figure. Many of them are women of fairly advanced age, who one would think might know better.

I have assumed we are all a fairly mixed bunch here, but it suddenly struck me that if Alan Jones was considered all right by most posters, that might explain why.

I know you don’t take sides, but I wanted to say something about this. You have said in the past many posters like BDDs humour, and clearly they do. You might consider, however, how many nice, intelligent people are not willing or no longer willing to post, when they are aware they will cop abuse and ostracising from the dominant poster here, if they do.

18 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 10:32 pm }

“Many of them are women of fairly advanced age”

Now exactly who is being misogynist, not to mention ageist here?

Where have people said Alan Jones is alright? I’ve certainly bagged him at every opportunity and it’s there for anyone to read.

19 Ian { 10.24.12 at 10:37 pm }

Interesting episode tonight. It’s nice to see Stacey put forth an opinion, even if it may backfire. I can see how hearing Estelle wander around repeating the notion that she doesn’t bitch behind other people’s backs would put others on edge – it’s a passive/aggressive thing to say. That said, I do think she probably has a good heart, as do most of them (bar Sam). The dynamics of living in a confined space with such different people would indeed be very confronting.

I think the furor over Estelle cuddling up to Michael is overblown, and this is coming from someone who is hoping Estelle leaves on Sunday. She didn’t kiss him or make any romantic gestures as far as I’m aware.

20 Ian { 10.24.12 at 10:41 pm }

I’ll stand up and say that BDD seems to crack his whip in everyone’s direction – not just females. I don’t think he is a misogynist by any means. Sadly, what we see on this show are not people, but characters, and I think BDD’s ire is directed at the characters as opposed to the people themselves. I could be wrong about this, but I don’t get the feeling he is judging the housemates as people.

I do not like it when he attacks posters for having a different opinion, though, especially those who choose to remain anonymous. That is pointless and counterproductive in a public forum.

21 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 10:44 pm }

Instead of a rant, I’d like to see some examples of the “extra misogynist quotient” today, — particularly from yours truly.

I’ve been equally critical of males, females ,gay straight, fat, thin etc,etc.

22 Sally { 10.24.12 at 11:08 pm }

Estelle’s life philosophy: Clean livin’ and hard rootin’.

23 Reality Raver { 10.24.12 at 11:08 pm }

Plan B – Thanks for your comment and feedback.

Any direct personal attacks on people as in other personal commenters from anyone will be edited out as it just seems to flare things up between people.

Though I thought AP handled herself well in her exchange with a commenter today.

24 A.P { 10.24.12 at 11:11 pm }

RR, Thank You, I’ve learnt a few lessons along the way!

25 Sally { 10.24.12 at 11:14 pm }

Nice of you to reply to her RR and not anyone else regarding the same thing. I’ve only just come across your blog lately and there’s no way I would ever recommend it to anyone (the only reality TV I am watching is BB anyway) mainly because of the stalking by BDD and his overly-aggressive and personal attacks. I know you probably don’t have many people reading your blog anyway, but you could at least try to be a bit more selective.

26 Stacey { 10.24.12 at 11:22 pm }

Bolders- wasn’t Vesna following Hotdogs around?

27 brain dead dave { 10.24.12 at 11:43 pm }

I wouldn’t recommend you to anyone, Sally. Especially the preaching after you drooled #2, #73 and #92 on this thread~

28 Reality Raver { 10.24.12 at 11:45 pm }

Sally – your comments on the blog have indicated that you quite like a robust debate and was opinionated about what is going on screen on BB and on the blog. As you say you are not a fan.

29 brain dead dave { 10.25.12 at 12:11 am }

That should be comments 72, 73 and 92 that I refer to in comment 77

Before I go, I would like to thank the following “women of advanced age”‘ for their kind words and support of my tireless campaign of misogyny~
A.P .
Culinary Boner
library girl
The Oracle
Joseph Skyrim
Sioux Denim
Janice G
Bruiser Brody
Dr T
Izobel 2
Nurse Ratchett
tech hater

You have all been inspirational.Let me know if I’ve left you out.

Thanks too, to RR for sitting on her hands while I’ve dealt out the misogyny for last three years.

30 brain dead dave { 10.25.12 at 12:23 am }

Also Miss Mars,Stacey, jarrah, Mahlia , Nathan, Bailey

31 brain dead dave { 10.25.12 at 12:30 am }

Baker Boy, Rapunzel, Beau. I don’t want to offend my leaving people out.

There’s a smaller list of those who can kiss my ****

32 HungryHippo { 10.25.12 at 1:30 am }

BDD Im another female fan. I rarely comment but i’m longtime reader and I always enjoy your comments. Keep up the good work.
Also I miss Georgie these days, I hope all is well for her.

33 HungryHippo { 10.25.12 at 1:36 am }

BDD Im another female fan. I rarely comment but i’m a longtime reader and I always enjoy your comments. Keep up the good work.
Also I miss Georgie these days, I hope all is well for her.

34 brain dead dave { 10.25.12 at 1:56 am }

Thank you. I do recall your screen name, HH. Georgie doesn’t watch a lot of Big Brother but is a regular commenter on X Factor.

35 DD { 10.25.12 at 7:02 am }

I would bring George back into the house as an intruder to serve Layla breakfast in bed with Sam….now that would be funny to watch!

36 Georgie { 10.25.12 at 7:11 am }

Hi there HungryHippo, haven’t seen a post from you for a while either. I’m well thank you and hope you are too.

37 Rapunzel { 10.25.12 at 8:52 pm }

Hey whatz goin on? Ive been away and i come back and it seems like everyones saying goodbye. Its not time to go yet people i have enjoyd reading everyones comments well almost everyones. But i must say my fave is BDD. U r intelligent halarious and i feel very insightful. U also . give the best smackdowns and taken some ridiculous heat with real aplomb. I hope i spelt that right. Im still voting Estelle all the way I love the weird horse girl. Xxx:)

38 Jane { 11.02.12 at 2:40 pm }

Nathan@65: yes Michael the helpless victim who lay their motionless while Estelle groped him. Michael wouldn’t go for Zoe because for some reason he thinks he’s too cool and she doesn’t cut it. Actually I think he’s punching above his weight with Estelle. As for his prefering Josh ….. no wonder he despised Ava. I just hope Estelle removes herself from Michael’s mainipulation.. and his groping tentacles. I think she’s being immature but so what.