Big Brother 2012: Is anyone else finding the Lushleigh thing a total bore & just a tad 15 years old?
Day 10 in the Big Brother house was largely dominated by two things – eating and the Lushleigh situation…
In case you haven’t heard – and if not, bravo – Lushleigh is the romance name for the relationship between housemates Ashleigh Hughes and Luke Scrase, which has of course been rumbling on since pretty much the first full day of the new series.
However, every time Ashleigh has a drink, which is every night, let’s face it, she ends up in tears over some aspect of that relationship.
As we saw in last night’s highlights show, her tears on Day 9 were because Adam had jokingly suggested that if she and Luke were to have sex in the house, he would “rub one off” on the bed next to them.
So, after the drink flowed, primarily down Ashleigh’s neck, she took exception to that – even though it was about 12 hours later – and sobbed to Luke S and Conor that her parents would be watching and that she would never, ever, not ever never have sex in the house…
Prior to that revelation, she repeatedly told Luke S that her tears were nothing – just booze related, but like a dog with a bone, he wouldn’t let up and quizzed and quizzed. Was it his cuddles that were making her cry? Was it boys? Was it a particular boy?
And while that went on for an inordinately long time, my main thought was “What did the teacher say?”
It was all very teenaged angst playground melodrama; the kind the parents of teenaged girls will recognise happens after a group of them have half a shandy and 16 straws.
But there was yet more silliness to come as elsewhere in the house, Lauren – who is a total enigma; she has the voice of a docker and the body of an imp – told Caroline that she thinks nobody likes her.
Caroline meanwhile had helpfully filled Lauren in on the Lushleigh situation – to wit, Ashleigh thinks that Lauren fancies Luke S, and she also thinks that Luke fancies Lauren right back. Click here to see a clip of the girls’ chat.
What she doesn’t know is that Lauren nominated Luke S this week, so I’m going to go ahead and guess she isn’t exactly in love with the guy.
However, a summit meeting between Ashleigh and Lauren (who also cries after a glass of Babycham) vis-à-vis the love triangle was in order when, once again egged on by copious quantities of cider and lager, feelings had to be talked about. O yawn. Click here to see a clip.
And shortly before all that ‘drama’ occurred, Ashleigh told Luke S it was over and they should be just friends from now on. O yawn again. Click here to see Ashleigh talking about her momentous decision.
But within an hour or so of making that proclamation, Ashleigh helped Luke S out with a little personal grooming of the love garden variety…
She apparently took a strimmer to his foliage in an attempt to make a heart shape, but she could then be heard saying, “Oh it looks more like a tick…”
So, what do you think of the whole Lushleigh thing? Over the top teenaged melodrama which bores the s**t out of you? Or interesting and watchable house dynamics?