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: Celebrity Big Brother Jonathan Bennett Exit Interview

: Celebrity Big Brother Jonathan Bennett Exit Interview

The primary week of Celebrity Big Brother Season 2 has ended with not one, however two houseguests saying goodbye. And only one was prepared for it.

After profitable the primary ever Celebrity Power Duo, Jonathan Bennett and Ryan Lochte have been pressured to struggle head-to-head with a view to determine who wound up being the first houseguest on the block and the primary Head of Household, respectively. Julie Chen then explained that HOH Ryan must nominate two further houseguests for the block. (It is all concerning the twos this season it might seem.)

Ryan and Jonathan’s alliance — which included Kandi Burruss, Tamar Braxton, Lolo Jones and Natalie Eva Marie — had all agreed that Anthony Scaramucci and Dina Lohan for the block. But forward of the nomination ceremony, Jonathan persuaded Ryan to place up Tom Inexperienced, as an alternative of Dina, his Imply Women mother. Since they weren’t informed of this swap beforehand, the women in Jonathan’s alliance started to distrust him.

And but, Jonathan had another probability to save lots of himself: The Mooch left the house in the first major twist of the season. He was truly a mole and not a real houseguest. His removing from the block led to Ryan putting up Kandi together with one other Veto comp, which Kato Kaelin gained and awarded to Tom Inexperienced. Ryan then put up Joey Lawrence as a pawn. His hope was that Kandi can be evicted, however in the long run she only acquired one vote (from Dina) and Jonathan turned the first formally evicted houseguest of Celebrity Big Brother Season 2.

TV Information spoke with Jonathan, who continues to be reeling from the twists and turns of this week, to study what he thought of the Scaramucci twist and if he regrets saving Dina.

Last night time you seemed very stunned. Now that you simply had a number of hours to think about it, how are you feeling?
Jonathan Bennett: Nonetheless stunned. I did not assume that I might go episode number one. You already know? That’s crazy.

What would Regina George say about you being the first individual evicted?
Bennett: I don’t know what Regina George would say, but Ariana Grande would undoubtedly say “thank u, next.”

Photograph: Monty Brinton/CBS

It hasn’t been that lengthy, however have you had time to think about what went incorrect?
Bennett: Should you take a look at the collection of occasions, there’s nothing I really might have changed. Ryan Lochte acquired to select someone for the game. Ryan Lochte picked me. I didn’t select that. I might not have chosen that, however I am glad Ryan did decide me because he is now my bromo for all times. It made us greatest buddies. So, on a private degree I am completely satisfied he picked me, however on a enjoying degree, Ryan choosing me is what put a goal on my back.

However you probably did have an opportunity to compete towards him for HOH…
Bennett: An Olympic athlete enjoying a physical challenge isn’t going to not win. … I was getting placed on the block from the moment Ryan Lochte picked me, because of the twist.

Do you have got any regrets about telling Ryan not to put up Dina?
Bennett: I don’t remorse that in any respect. There are two totally different sides to you whenever you’re in the house: There’s the sport play aspect, and then there’s the “I’m a human being who has some sort of tact and decorum and an ounce of feeling” aspect. On the finish of the day, it’s the fitting factor to do, to save lots of my childhood pal’s mom. Typically there are issues which might be extra essential than profitable, and it’s referred to as doing the suitable thing.

What was the hardest thing about being in the house for you?
Bennett: For me, the hardest part about being in the house was lots of the adverse power that was being thrown round. I just was so grateful to be a part of the CBS family. I was so grateful to be part of the Big Brother family, and I was so excited to stroll in the house and just have this superb once in a lifetime expertise. And I felt like there was a lot unfavourable power just swirling around in there numerous occasions.

Do you assume that was because of recreation play? Or as a result of individuals’s personalities?
Bennett: Individuals’s personalities. … It was identical to … Guys, everybody settle down. We get to be on Big Brother. How cool is that? And I do not assume individuals thought the identical means.

What about Ryan? Do you assume he can last in the house without you?
Bennett: Ryan’s going to get himself into hassle just for the fact that he is a pleasant man. Ryan’s highest quality goes to be his worst Big Brother high quality. He genuinely is simply the sweetest individual ever. And … they’re simply going to return after him.

Which houseguest have been you most stunned to see whenever you went in the home?
Bennett: I used to be most stunned to see Scaramucci. What I really like about Big Brother so much is that it brings collectively individuals who in all probability would never have met in actual life. For those who have been to say to me, “Jonathan, you’re going to meet Anthony Scaramucci, the former Trump White House communications director, who is a conservative Republican and you’re going to end up becoming best friends with him,” I might by no means in one million years consider you. And that’s what I really like, because it lets us get to know individuals as individuals, and who they are as a human versus what the headlines say about them.

So, what was the reaction like in the house if you guys discovered concerning the twist that he was leaving?
Bennett: Man, I was utterly shocked; I didn’t see that coming. Once they say “expect the unexpected,” they are utterly proper. I had no clue that was going to happen.

He was enjoying like somebody who seemed like he can be in the house long-term.
Bennett: I do know. I do know. And that is what individuals are saying that they do not know if that is actual. However, I feel it was real, as a result of the best way he stored feeding us strains. I look again at it, I am like, yep.

Based mostly on the stay feeds shortly after the episode last night time, Dina was very upset about your eviction. What do you assume she ought to do next?
Bennett: Dina’s only hope is to align with Ryan and Joey. Their power is what she needs right now. As a result of, they have more pure power in the house, you recognize? That’s going to be good for her coronary heart, and that’s what I am concerned about at this point. I’m not involved concerning the recreation with Dina; I’m concerned for her psychological and emotional well-being. Joey and Ryan are the one two who truly are going to be able to comfort her they usually have good hearts.

Is Joey doing alliances?
Bennett: Last I checked, [laughs] sort of.

Who do you assume, proper now, has the perfect probability of profitable the season? And who do you need to win?
Bennett: I would like Dina to win, and I feel she has the perfect probability. Why? As a result of that is such a bodily season. You will have all these athletes and … they’re all actually aggressive, and so they do not see Dina as any menace at all. However, guess what? On the finish of the day, they are going to find yourself battling so exhausting towards one another, that when the mud settles, Dina’s going to be the one standing. It may be like what happened with Marissa. And I would like Dina to win. You realize why? Because she has been such a mother to her youngsters; she has three youngsters which were in the spotlight, and she or he has helped maintain the spotlight shining on them brighter and brighter yearly. Would not it’s nice to let the highlight shine on her for a change?

(Disclosure: TV Information is owned by CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation.)

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