Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Flare-Up Has Been Brewing since Day 1

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Flare-Up Has Been Brewing since Day 1

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The Big Brother brawl was inevitable, according to experts.

When Emma came back into the house from her bedsit and told Nadia and Marco that Victor and Jason had been plotting against them all, it instantly divided the house into two camps.

Mike Fisher, director of the British Association of Anger Management, said the bedsit idea was bound to provoke last night's outbursts.

"Ever since they entered the Big Brother house, the housemates have been fake and phoney with each other.

"They have been bitching behind each other's backs, sarcastic and sniping, and that creates conflict.

"It meant that the atmosphere was tense, and a really terrible shock ( like seeing Michelle and Emma come back into the house ( pushed things over the edge," he said.

"Emma had spent five days cooped up in the bedsit observing other people bitching about her, and the resentment had been building and building.

"Big Brother stoked it by getting Emma and Michelle to play their tricks on the other housemates. …

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