Celebrity Big Brother 2018: India Willoughby blames Rachel Johnson for her 'demise'

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India Willoughby has blamed Rachel Johnson for her Celebrity Big Brother “demise”.

India was the first celebrity to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother 2018 on Friday night.

She was put up for eviction by her fellow female housemates, with the women in charge of the first round of nominations.

India faced the vote against Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell, with the public saving him over her.

Chatting on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff today, India accused Rachel of being the “architect of my demise”.

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“Within an hour of going in the house I was being misgendered left, right and centre. I started off politely just pointing out the reason that was inappropriate but it just continued,” India recalled.

Discussing the row over beds on the first night, India went on: “When the doors to the bedroom opened I went in, I ended up in the girls bedroom, Ann Widdicombe quite happily went to the other bedroom – which was going to be the boys bedroom – but then decided she wanted to come into this bedroom.

“The girls all had a conference and decided that if anyone was going to move, it was going to be me. I didn’t really think I should be going into the boys bedroom.”

She told host Matthew Wright: “There was this undercurrent and I felt from the start, because of what Rachel was doing – the misgendering – and Ann.

“It sort of marked me out as the runt of the litter and so if you’re continually being questioned about whether you’re ‘He’ or ‘Him’ you are going to reaffirm your gender.”

India then accused Rachel of “egging” on some of her actions in the house.


She explained: “Rachel was saying, ‘Show me your bazookas!’ on camera, you know, egging me on. She was saying ‘Are they real? Can I touch them?’ and having told her repeatedly that I’m a ‘She’ I’m a ‘woman’ and what have you, I just got tired of verbally doing it and I thought, ‘Do you know what? I’m just going to let my body speak for itself.’

“But the well of potential goodwill in the house was poisoned early on and it was really difficult. And its maybe something only trans people will understand.”

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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