Big Brother star Nadia Almada has admitted that she may have picked the wrong moment to approach Josie Gibson about her boyfriend John James Parton, but added that she stands by all the comments she made.
When Almada first met BB11 winner Josie in the Ultimate Big Brother house, she told her:
‘I don’t think he likes you as much as you like him.’
‘His kisses don’t seem real, it’s as if he’s afraid of women. Maybe he was traumatised as a a child, I don’t know.’
The statement sowed seeds of doubt in Josie’s head and led to her walking out of the house and into John James arms just a few days later.
In an interview with This Morning today, Nadia admitted that she could have picked a better moment to raise her concerns. She said:
My timing was completely wrong, I admit it and I would take it back if I could. But what I said I still stand by it.
As a viewer, I had grown to love Josie and I was dubious about John James. Yes, it was the wrong timing, wrong everything but I still stand by what I said. I don’t think there was a genuine interest from John James.
I felt like I’d known her and I felt like I needed to say it as a friend would say.
Australian hunk John James Parton previously asked his fans not to hold a grudge against Nadia, saying that he and Josie have no problem with the star. He told Now magazine:
‘She didn’t need to apologise. We just hope she’s okay. We don’t hold any grudges towards her and we want to send her our love.’
‘It’s really tough the criticism she’s had,’ he added.
‘She seems like a lovely lady. Maybe we will invite her round for dinner when we get unpacked.’