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Saturday, 12 August, 2000, 14:35 GMT 15:35 UK
Big Brother's Caroline vows revenge
Caroline O'Shea
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Ousted Big Brother contestant Caroline O'Shea has vowed get her own back on "evil" fellow contestant Nicholas Bateman, who she has branded her "betrayer".

The blonde brummie said she will vote for his eviction if he is nominated and would like to "knock his block off".


I put him down as such a sweet guy, I'm just a sucker

Caroline O'Shea
Caroline, a 37-year-old former sex aids saleswoman was nominated for the third week running to leave the Channel Four show by her housemates.

She now plans to launch a music career after the public selected her for eviction on Friday over fellow nominee Thomas.

'I'm just a sucker'

Speaking at a news conference that she had been duped by Nick.

Nicholas Bateman
Nick: A TV hate figure
"I put him down as such a sweet guy, I'm just a sucker," she said.

"I suspected something about him the first week, but I put it down to nerves.

"To find out that he had 200 cigarettes and none of us had a fag since Tuesday. I hope I'm there when he comes out. I would like to knock his block off."

She tipped Darren to scoop the 70,000 prize money for being the last person in the house at the end of the series, but said she would like it to be Nicola or Anna.

Neanderthals

She insisted she had "no regrets" about volunteering, but said it was a "rollercoaster".

"The public at home must think we are absolutely insane. You can go through such a range of emotions in one afternoon."

She said that when she entered the competition she felt her life was in a "stagnant place".

Now she would like to launch a music career.

"The 70,000 would have been very nice thank you, but that was not my ultimate goal," she said.

"I sing and I would dearly like the opportunity to do something along those lines."

She did not mince her words speaking about her housemates.

She described Tom as "dull", Darren "arrogant" and said Mel was a "pain in the arse", who was only interested in the men in the house.

And all the males in the house were branded Neanderthals.

"At least the women have something to offer - there's a creative streak," she said.

Caroline follows in the footsteps of writer Sada and marketing manager Andrew, who have already been kicked out of the house.

Anna and Darren are currently joint favourites to win the show, with William Hill offering odds of 9-4 on them picking up the money, ahead of both Mel and Tom.

Nick's chances of winning are given as 14-1.

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