Stephen Bear slams Emma Willis and Celebrity Big Brother
Stephen Bear has criticised Celebrity Big Brother host Emma Willis for her unkind treatment of him during his winner’s interview last year.
Speaking on Twitter on Tuesday night, Bear claimed he needed “three months of rehab” in order to get over his gruelling interview with Emma after winning the series last August.
He wrote: “I see @EmmaWillis is back. Let’s hope she’s kinder to the winner this year. Took me 3 months of rehab to get over it xx”.
Emma’s tense exchange with Bear remains one of the show’s more explosive interviews, where she was forced to constantly interrupt him and at one point even shouted “shut up!”
Speaking at the time after his win on This Morning, Bear said: “I think she is angry that I won, probably.
“Maybe because I was the underdog and people wanted me to succeed.”
Bear was hotly tipped to return to this year’s new ‘All Stars vs New Stars’-themed series of the reality show, but was ultimately not chosen as one of the seven current housemates who have all taken part in CBB before.
This was apparently not the outcome Bear wanted, as he continued to write on Twitter: “How I’m not in that house liberty! X”.
The new series of Celebrity Big Brother kicked off with a bang last night as the seven ‘All Star’ celebrities were put in charge of picking which ‘New Star’ celeb should be “edited out” of the show.
Their unlucky victim was Stacy Francis, who was banished to the garden as the rest of the housemates enjoyed a lavish launch party.
Calum Best, James Cosmo, Austin Armacost, Angie Best, Coleen Nolan, Speidi, James Jordan, Ray J, Bianca Gascoigne, Nicola McLean, Jamie O’Hara and Jasmine Waltz are also all taking part in Celebrity Big Brother 2017.