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Big Brother 'cover up'? Arthur Fulford 'didn't walk' suggests evicted Mandy Longworth

Big Brother 2017

Evicted Big Brother 2017 housemate Mandy Longworth doesn't think Arthur Fulford truly 'walked' from the house.

Even though she wasn't actually in the house when Arthur left, Mandy dismissed the idea he was 'bullied' by the housemates.

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Arthur exited the show on Sunday but no official statement has been released as to why, with his departure not being shown on camera.

In an apparent interview with The Sun after leaving, Arthur was quoted as saying: “It all became way too much. I felt bullied and isolated."

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Arthur.
Arthur.

He continued: "Every year Big Brother has a ‘cool group’ consisting of the young, good looking models. They treat the rest of us as their inferiors and that infuriated me!"

But Mandy hit back: "He wasn’t bullied. Not at all!"

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She told OK! Magazine that Arthur went along with their banter and revealed: "When I was out of the house and I saw the argument between him and Kayleigh, and he was acting like he was being bullied with the ‘no money’ thing and asking ‘why do you keep bringing it up?’ – well he brought it up! He must’ve told that story to me three times.”

Speculating on Arthur's exit, Mandy suggested: “In my own head, I’m not sure that he did walk."

She explained her thoughts: “It’s all very cloak and dagger, there was no reason or explanation whatsoever about why he’d left. If there’s no explanation, then there’s solicitors involved and therefore I think he was evicted.

Arthur.
Arthur.

“I think something deeper happened. He would never have walked; I know he wouldn’t.”

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Mandy added: "If he was being bullied they would have showed it and they would’ve tried to persuade him to stay and they would speak to the housemates that were apparently bullying him, so it can’t be that. And if he had walked, it would have been shown!”

Big Brother 2017 continues nightly on Channel 5 - minus Arthur.