Big Brother 2012: Is Luke S actually gay?! And my opinion of the £50k White Room debacle & Luke’s reaction
As we saw in last night’s Channel 5 highlights show – aside from Deana’s rather awful drunken behaviour – Big Brother housemate Luke S added fuel to the Are You In Fact Gay? fire by displaying a rather comprehensive knowledge of shoes…
Now of course, this issue of Luke S’s true sexuality has been rumbling ever since he went into the house, given that he’s obsessed with his looks, wears make-up, considers himself very buff and generally carries out – both for himself and for other housemates – a good deal of grooming, and were it not for his ‘romance’ with Ashleigh, I think the question would be answered.
But as to his almost encyclopaedic knowledge of women’s shoes, if it were that he worked in a shoe shop, fair enough, and though I’m somewhat reluctant to stereotype, do straight men usually know that much about women’s shoes?
To be honest, I’m a woman and I don’t know that much about women’s shoes. And I know that as far as my husband’s concerned, if you put a gun to his head and asked him to name three types of women’s shoes, you’d end up having to shoot him because he just wouldn’t know…
Opinions in a comment box below please.
Now, onto the other part of this article, which is my take on the whole White Room £50k debacle, which initially Luke S tried to imply he had no intention of going for…
As fans will know, while in The White Room, Conor and Luke S discussed which of them were most keen to get to the final. It was evidently decided that Conor was, and therefore, Luke S had apparently resigned himself to ‘giving’ that to Conor when it came time to choose which of them would land that free pass to the final.
So, here’s how I think it panned out in the end…
From Conor’s viewpoint, he might have said, and meant it, that he wasn’t interested in the money and only wanted the place in the final.
However, when £50k is staring you in the face and you have one minute to decide which you want more – £50,000 or another eight or so days in the house – he of course chose the money.
From Luke S’s perspective – and bearing in mind that ahead of that one minute decision, neither he nor Conor knew that money would be at stake – he I think genuinely believed Conor would eschew money for that place in the final…
So when the money countdown began, and the total rose, Luke S worked out, via the medium of counting Mississippily that the total rose about a grand every 90 seconds, so he knew by the time the minute was up, the cash would be at it’s maximum of around the £50k mark.
Now, as mentioned, and as fans will know, initially Luke S claimed that he had no intention of taking the money, and his pressing the buzzer was merely a “reaction” to Conor pressing it.
I think we all know that’s crap and the fact is, he was merely waiting for the money to peak before pressing, but in the event Conor beat him to it.
So in one regard, Luke S’s greed in waiting for it to be the most it could be actually cost him the whole lot. On the other hand, if he really thought Conor wouldn’t go for the cash, then fair play, why wouldn’t he wait until the money maxed out?
But later, when Luke S branded Conor a “lying ba**ard” and at the time, cried and wailed “But you wanted the final!” what he didn’t take into account is that that sum of money genuinely is life changing.
And if I were Conor, I’d have done the exact same thing.
So I don’t know why Luke S can’t just call a spade a spade and admit that yes, he was just too darn slow to bag the cash, but I think he should also acknowledge that regardless of any prior arrangements with Conor, when faced with the swerve BB threw in, all bets were understandably off.
What do you think?
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