Sisters topple big brothers
Blokes at a disadvantage on reality series, writes Darren Cartwright
BIG Brother’s sister act Lisa and Katie are at a distinct advantage because they can safely confide in each other, says the show’s latest evictee Caleb Geppert.
Geppert spent five weeks on the series before he made his exit on Monday.
He says Katie and Lisa, who are playing as one contestant and must remain within three metres of each other, had the upper hand emotionally and psychologically over the other housemates.
The Melbourne fireman said they can gossip or express their thoughts to each other without any ramifications.
‘‘They can find a corner to themselves or go to the diary room together and talk about issues without anyone else knowing,’’ says Geppert.
‘‘But if you want to get things off your chest as an individual housemate and you share that, then there could be ramifications.
‘‘If I told Tim something he could use that information strategically against me, so they definitely have an advantage.’’
Geppert’s exit was the most emotionally charged eviction this season. Tully sobbed uncontrollably and the rest of the girls wept. Matt, who had formed a brother-like bond with Geppert, was downcast.
Geppert said evictions are emotionally charged because of the isolation factor and each time someone leaves there is a deep sense of loss.
‘‘I was but surprised by my own emotion,’’ says Geppert who got teary when he saw Matt on the TV monitors during his exit interview.
‘‘You do have a sense of loss and when someone leaves it’s like they have died and it’s a strange thing to happen.
‘‘The whole compound amplifies all the emotions.’’
Despite the tears that flowed on his exit, Geppert said cracks are starting to form inside the house and Tim, who is extremely popular with viewers, was not so well-liked in the compound.
‘‘Cracks were forming within the group and that split is going to breed some resentment or conflict with people,’’ says Geppert.
‘‘I think there will be some fistpumping when some people leave . . . Tim definitely stirred the pot.’’
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Perth sisters Lisa and Katie