Big Brother 2012: Arron Lowe “I wasn’t the bully, I was the Bullied and I’m going to start my own campaign against bullying to prove it! (INTERVIEW)
Much controversy has surrounded Lowe since he entered the house five weeks ago, most recently having to be warned by Big Brother about his aggressive and threatening behaviour towards the female contestants. His partner in crime, Connor, seemed to be even more hated, but in a bizarre twist which saw Connor’s ever-growing hate club make sure that the girls went through, instead of him, Lowe was the one to be evicted, despite Connor’s foul-mouthed rant at Deana during which he shouted: “Get your epilator and stick it up you’re a*se. We don’t give a f**k – stick it up her f**king m**ge, stupid b**tard.” when she failed to complete an eating challenge!
We spoke to the newly free Lowe this morning to find out how he is feeling, and his thoughts about those who remain in the house.
Arron sounded much calmer and fresher than he did during last nights tantrum and admitted that he had “no regrets” about any of his actions in the house but agrees that it was the right time for him to go.
“Its was definitely my time [to go] and I am happy with the way things went. It’s so hard to be yourself in there, its like a totally alien environment with far too many people who are so similar”.
When asked about his aggressive and intimidating behaviour, Lowe commented: ”I actually felt that the fights were bought to me and I was made to look like the aggressor when in actual fact I am quite a calm and friendly guy. My problem is that I am stubborn and I tend to try and ignore a situation so when I am forced to confront it I end up coming across different to how I actually am. I wish now that I had used the opportunity to show a softer side to me, I think the public would have really liked it as I am a really loveable person.”
This lead us quickly on to the bullying accusations, to which Lowe was quick to put right.
“I didn’t feel like a bully, I don’[t condone bullying in the slightest, and I have been the victim of it when I was younger, and whilst I was in the house. I am so anti-bullying that I was always the one in there telling people they were out-of-order if I saw it happening, but the way the show was edited the public never got to see those moments. I am so against it in fact that I intend to start an anti-bullying campaign now I am out.”
When probed over who he considered to be bullying him in the house, Lowe was cagey at first but eventually admitted that he considered the behavior of Adam, Deana and Luke A intimidating.
“I would often find myself with them and it would be like they were deliberately trying to trip me up or make me look stupid by asking intellectual questions. Thats why I ended up looking like Connor’s follower as if he got up to leave the room I would go after him because he was the only person in there that I trusted and so I felt more comfortable being with him than surrounded by people I knew all hated me”.
And on the subject of Connor, Lowe admits that he wasn’t aware of all the things his trusted friend was up to during his time in the house:
“I was shocked when I saw some of the things that Connor had said and done last night when I got out, I swear I didn’t see any of it whilst I was in there. To me, Connor is a really loveable guy and I just hope he uses the next week to try and get that across because I know the public would love him if they saw what I saw, not that I am justifying anything he said or did, I couldn’t justify it, it was shocking”
We wanted to know if he was shocked when he learned that Sara had nominated him:
“I was shocked that I was up for eviction and then evicted full stop, but the nominations and the crowd booing didn’t bother me, it’s a game show at the end of the day and so you have to treat it like a pantomime. I know Sara must have had her reasons for voting for me, I don’t know if they would have been the same on another day, but that’s the nature of the show. I did fancy her, you must have been able to see that on my face the moment she came down the stairs when we went in. She is a very attractive girl, but there are thousands of attractive girls, aren’t there?”
So, would he want to pick up where he left off with her when she gets out?
“It will be nice to see her again, but just as friends. I wasn’t playing up for the camera fancying her, but everything does change when you get out, but it was nice to have made a friend in her, that’s all I ever want is for people to like me”
When asked how much of his prankster antics wee purely for the camera, Lowe insisted: ”I was only ever myself in there, there was noting I did that was fake or contrived. To be honest most of the time I forgot the cameras were there, and a lot of the things I did were purely for my own entertainment, not to get votes or airtime. I don’t believe in being fake”.
And does he think the relationship between Luke S and Ashley is fake?
“I hope not, for their sakes and the public’s. It’s not nice, is it, to pretend to be something you aren’t just to get more air time, it’s just a waste of everyone’s time really.”
And what does the future hold now for Arron?
“I am probably going to go back to modelling and cage fighting, but I am a busy person and I do want to see if I can do any more reality stuff”.
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