Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Spencer Pratt admits, “They brought us in to be Speidi to stir it up!” Do you feel cheated?

by Lynn Rowlands

spencer pratt, heidi montag

As fans of Celebrity Big Brother will know, last night, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag narrowly missed out on being crowned winners after Rylan Clark topped the public vote and was declared the victor.

So it seems that their alleged “billionaire backer” was unable to influence the vote sufficiently for Speidi to win, however, while it can’t be argued that they made the show incredibly entertaining this year, Spencer and Heidi became hated here in the UK for their all round obnoxiousness.

However, as many people – myself included – suspected all along, the couple have admitted that they were purposely brought onto the show to play the roles of “villains” Speidi, who were so dubbed by US audiences of MTV’s The Hills…

Speaking to Brian Dowling last night during their eviction interview, Spencer and Heidi claimed they’d been “doing a job” and Brian joked that if their job had been to annoy people, they’d achieved what they’d set out to do.

The Daily Star quotes Spencer as saying, “They brought us in to be Speidi to stir it up.

“I feel like a cartoon character. My talent, for some odd reason, is being an a***hole.

“I can’t come all the way from America and be the good guy when that’s not what they cast me for. I had to be the bad guy.

“Since I was 20 years old I’ve been playing a character.

“I thought it was better to drop out of college and become a reality star…

spencer pratt, heidi montag

“I’m just doing what they brought me from America to provide but it was hard to be the bad guy this season.

“It’s usually a lot easier on other shows and I’d say I’ve made acquaintances rather than friends in here.”

Of their time in the house, Heidi said, “I really loved everybody but when people started saying things about our marriage it was tough.

“But this was just a job for us.

“We never did this for ‘the experience’.”

So I guess the question is, do we viewers feel robbed or hoodwinked? The thing is, as I’ve mentioned, Speidi added the drama that would’ve been so lacking had they not been in the house, but CBB is meant to be literal reality and not – as The Hills was – scripted reality…

Let us know how you feel about it, but for now, here’s a look at Speidi being interviewed after last night’s final…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.