I think Tom really crossed the line a few times. The way he disagreed with people I think was borderline abusive. That came across when he yelled at Lisa. That was not right. And I think he understood that and he apologised but you shouldn’t be able to do that again and he did it again a couple of times. That didn’t feel right and I think the audience responded to that.
I think Keira came into camp thinking she needed to play the role of intruder that’s going to ruffle feathers, so she kind of wore that burden herself. And you know, that immediately did rub people up the wrong way but I actually warmed to Keira. She’s full of energy, she’s got a great sense of humour, and you know what? She told all of us a story. She left home at the age of 14, she took herself out of school and enrolled in another. She’s been a fighter for more than half her life, and I really respect that in a person. I would sit back and watch her take on the entire group. She would present an argument or unpopular opinion and back herself, and that’s gutsy! That’s admirable. It’s easy to position yourself in the bigger group, but she never did that. If she wanted to say something unpopular but she believed in it, she’d go there and present her argument and wouldn’t back down if she didn’t believe she needed to.
We’ve already started hanging out. We’re actually staying at the same hotel at the moment and he actually just paid for a nights accommodation for me and my wife. The guy’s a gentleman. And as much as I really disagree with some things he says, he’s got a good heart and he’s a nice guy and we’ll definitely remain friends.
Of course! Absolutely. Also because I have a week and a half to write the show so I’m relying on my experience in the jungle. I’ll talk about some of the things you didn’t see on screen!