Trish Balusa was ‘painted to be the villain’ by Big Brother viewers after she unwittingly provoked yet another altercation in the house.
Trish and Noky Simbani have been obliged to suggest three housemates for eviction as part of an assignment, and tempers have flared.
Dylan Tennant and Trish had a huge shouting match as a result, and Dylan, Nocky, Trish, and Paul Blackburn were nominated for Friday’s shocking double eviction.
The home is more divided than ever, and Trish found a new adversary in Tom Bryant on Thursday when she mistakenly forced him to dress up as a sheep and dwell in an enclosure in the garden.
All Trish had to do was press a button in the living room, which offered the option of punishment or reward – Jenkin had to become house maid, while Henry and Jordan went out to eat.
Trish was informed that she would be receiving a home prize…But first, she had to decide which of the housemates she thought was the most easily led.
She said Tom can ‘easily change, especially when he’s around Paul. I get two different personalities depending on the proximity to how he is around him.’
Big Brother then declared Tom the house’s “little lost sheep,” and he was forced to dress up in a costume and be kept in a pen in the backyard.
Naturally, Tom got irritated and threw Trish the finger, said he ‘hates’ her, and launched into an epic bout of back-talking in the yard, stating Trish ‘would be gone on Friday’ in the evictions.
Trish was left on the sofa, looking sad, and subsequently went out to offer Tom a coat as a peace offering, which he declined.
Fans leapt to Trish’s defence online, accusing Big Brother of intentionally making her a villain, with one asking ‘what is Big Brother’s obsession with tryna make Trish do awful things and look bad?’
‘Big Brother is really trying to villanize Trish by giving her hard decisions and posing it as “honesty” they really are thriving on her having enemies in the house,’ another agreed.
‘The way Trish’s prize was another housemates punishment is so fucking weird and seems like another way to make Trish out to be a villain for something out of her control,’ another penned.
And as one put it: ‘Big Brother loves setting up Trish.’
Despite Big Brother’s best efforts to portray Trish as a villain, the star turned the other cheek and chatted to Tom in the garden, offering him a coat when it began to get cold.
He refused the coat but asked for clarity on why she chose him as the most easily-led, with Trish explaining: ‘I think your personality changes … like little kids on the playground, one is boisterous and the other one becomes boisterous.’
‘You’re a lot more ruthless when you’re with Paul,’ she said, and admitted she ‘hated that I was asked that question’ by Big Brother.
Tom contended that his personality may alter when he’s among different individuals, but he had ‘a laugh’ with them in various ways.
He admitted he was ‘b******g’ about Trish after she accidentally made him a sheep, but added: ‘Thank you for coming and clarifying. I was salty until now.’
Things will heat up on Friday’s programme, when two of the four nominated housemates will be ousted – and there will undoubtedly be more drama.
On Big Brother Late and Live, the broadcast moved to a livestream of the house, where a big row was taking place.
Trish could be heard ranting at someone for a few seconds: ‘You’re a bully, you’re a bully!’
We already can’t wait for tonight.
Big Brother returns Friday at 9pm on ITV.