Defiant McCririck slams celebrity housemates

Racing pundit John McCririck said he could not wait to get out of the Big Brother house as he became the second celebrity to be evicted.

Racing pundit John McCririck said he could not wait to get out of the Big Brother house as he became the second celebrity to be evicted.

The 64-year-old, who was so certain he would be out that he had already put his coat on, punched the air and exclaimed: “Fantastic!” when the public vote was announced.

Big Mac said his experience in the Channel 4 reality show had not changed him a bit.

He said: “I just wanted to get out of the place. I had a strategy and it worked. Everything I could control, I did.”

McCririck slammed the remaining housemates at the eviction press conference and said they all had hidden agendas.

“I have no career. I work for Channel 4 Racing but I have no other career. They are all in there trying to sell gramophone records, videos, that Caprice woman – her grubby bras. I’m not selling anything. I’m doing it solely for the money,” he said.

Asked to price up the favourite to win, he replied: “Obviously it’s tactical voting now and the question is whether the girls will stick together … whether Brigitte joins in with Caprice and Lisa. Bez has no chance.”

He added that he wanted DJ Lisa I’Anson to win.

Earlier, flamboyant McCririck, who was nominated by four of his housemates, told presenter Davina McCall that his eviction was a “huge tribute to the British people”.

“This is fantastic that the British people have voted me out and left in poor old Bez,” he said.

“They know a decent person as Bez is and they know what a rat I am.”

The obnoxious pundit slated his fellow housemates, saying: “I’m the only one in there not acting.

“They’re all acting a part, they’re all pretending here, conniving and scheming, desperate, pathetically desperate to win,” he ranted.

“It’s sad to watch. I’m the only one absolutely natural as I am.”

Former Holby City star Jeremy Edwards was a “bland” pretty-boy with no depth, Bez was “just simple” and Nielson was “childlike” in her love for herself.

Blazin’ Squad star Kenzie was “lazy, idle and he plays on his little boy thing”, while model Caprice was “cash register limited”, only “trying to sell her grubby little underwear and bras.”

He saved his praise for feminist icon Germaine Greer, who quit the show last week, a “fantastic woman”, and I’Anson, whom he praised for standing up to him.

He also attacked Big Brother for denying him his much-loved diet cola.

Back in the house, Bez, who had been convinced he was for the chop after throwing a series of tantrums, seemed happy and relaxed.

Kenzie is now the odds-on favourite to win at 4/5, according to bookies Ladbrokes.

Bez’s odds on winning have been cut to 8/1 from 10/1, and he is 8/11 favourite to be evicted next.

Spokesman Warren Lush said: “There was a big gamble on Bez to go, but McCririck finally ran out of lives.

“We are relieved because we stood to pay out over £50,000 had he won and would have had to put up with endless taunting from him about how he got one over us.”

Nielson is second favourite to win at 5/2, with Edwards at 7/1, followed by Bez, then Caprice at 16/1 and I’Anson the 50/1 outsider.

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