Nadia Almada: ‘Going back on ‘Big Brother’ has ruined my life’

by Lisa McGarry

Nadia Almada has admitted that she is on the verge of suicide, after being evicted from Ultimate Big Brother.

Claiming that the reality TV show has ‘ruined’ her life, the 33 year old star added that footage of her was badly edited to make her look like a ‘villain,’ when really she was the victim in the house.

Almada told the Daily Star:

“I want to end it all. I just feel my life isn’t worth living any more. I can’t carry on living the way I feel. I’m in the gutter and I’m completely distraught. Going back on ‘Big Brother’ has ruined my life. I was the victim in that house but I was shown to be the villain.

“I hate my life so much right now and sometimes ending it all is the only solution. I’m at the lowest point I’ve ever been

“My car has had eggs thrown all over it and I’ve had horrible notes sent to me, calling me a b***h. I’ve had to start avoiding people and stop answering calls.

“I feel betrayed by Channel 4. There was no loyalty from them, no duty of care. They failed to protect me.”

Nadia shot to fame as the winner of Big Brother Five and claims that on her return to the final series of the show, she was bullied and victimised by American rap star Coolio.

She said: “Coolio targeted me on the first night and he wouldn’t leave me alone. He kept asking about my gender status and he humiliated me over it. If it had been a racial slur they would have shown it but because it was against a transsexual they edited it out.

“They made it look like I wanted to leave over a pair of shoes but the truth is I was being bullied.”

Nadia’s pal Marco Sabba backed up her claims and wrote on the DS forums last night:

It is most concerning that the public was misled in regards to the dispute with Coolio. He made deeply offensive, homophobic comments continuously to her and the other housemates regarding gender and sexuality for many days on end which were not broadcast. It was made to be seen that Coolio left the house after Nadia erratically confronted him about hiding her shoes. This was not the case. Coolio was on his third and final warning from Big Brother about abusive and threatening behaviour. By this point Nadia had suffered a panic attack and was mentally beginning to breakdown. Not broadcast. It was made to seem that Coolio asked BB to leave the house. He was in fact *asked* to leave the Big Brother house by Sharon Powers. If Coolio had made similar comments regarding race, BB would have been obliged to show the dispute in FULL. The transphobic slurs made and broadcast on Big Mouth and BBLB merely reinforce BB’s position that homophobia and transphobia is fully permitted and encouraged by the BB platform. As a result, it has been made to look that Coolio asked to leave the house on the flippant actions of Nadia enraged over a pair of shoes – instead of after days and days of abuse. Her moods following Coolio’s departure were a knock-on effect from his time in the house. It was also not broadcast that Coolio intimidated and threatened Nadia with talks of a stabbing earlier in his youth.

Nadia concluded that she is now seeking a public apology from Big Brother, Endemol and Channel 4. She will be receiving legal advice and complaining to TV watchdog Ofcom.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!