Big Brother 2012: Adam’s had enough of Lydia’s whining & is Shievonne a genuine Agony Aunt?
After yesterday’s nominations revelation, most of the housemates breathed a sigh of relief that they were safe for another week…
But not Lydia, oh no. She’s already started strategizing about how to stay one step ahead of the game and keep her name off the nominations list next week. And for Adam, her whining and general bleating on about herself is measuring around 10 on his You’re Boring Me-o-meter.
And he’s not the only one who’s irritated by what’s rapidly turning into the Lydia Louisa Show. I’m sick to death of hearing the woman already!
That said though, so far, she’s single handedly engineered the majority of the show’s big dramas, so while part of me wants her out – just to demonstrate to her how very obnoxious she is – another part wants her to stay, simply to create more tension…
Because if there’s one thing Lydia’s good at, aside from talking about herself, for which she could take gold were it an Olympic event, it’s causing trouble.
Click here to watch a clip of Adam giving Lydia a warning about her obsession with herself.
In other house news, Shievonne seems to have taken it upon herself to be BB’s Agony Aunt, since – as I mentioned in this article – whenever emotions are raw, there’s Shievonne, like some kind of tear hunter.
She actively seeks out those who are weeping, or showing some sign that they might. Perhaps she can smell salt water from afar or something, I don’t know, but she’s always right there, Johnny on the Spot when anyone needs – largely unsolicited I might add – advice.
And yesterday was no exception of course as she comforted Chris and Arron after it was revealed they face eviction this week. Likewise, when Deana got upset over Becky’s secret mission, there was Shievonne…
However, while she may be an Agony Aunt wannabe, the fact that she confidently predicted prior to the noms reveal that neither Chris nor Arron would face eviction this week proves that she has a way to go yet before she can become the house’ Mystic Meg.
My jury is still somewhat out over Shievonne. I can’t decide if she’s inserting herself front and centre into these dramas deliberately to land the role of house confidant and therefore to become everyone’s go to gal when the going gets rough.
Because of course, everybody loves the matriarch figure whose shoulder they can cry upon and whose well of wisdom they can lap at, but is it genuinely her natural inclination to be a nurturer?
I tend to err on the side of thinking, no, it’s not, and that she’s making a cynical and conscious decision to establish herself as the alpha female in the house.
What do you think? Is she being honestly caring or just carving out her niche? Let us know!