Celebrity Big Brother: Ann Widdecombe nominates Shane Jenek and Andrew Brady for being ‘sexual’
Former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe has caused uproar in the Celebrity Big Brother house after nominating two male housemates for being ‘sexual’.
The 70-year-old hit out at Courtney Act star Shane Jenek and former Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady after they jokingly rolled out on the floor together.
Nominating the gender fluid professional drag artist, Ann declared: “I felt that the lewd display of behaviour the other night brought the entire house into disrepute.”
Remarking on their rolling around on the floor she declared: “It was a position that is normal adopted for a sexual purpose.”
Shane suggested that “the term scissor sister might be of service.”
Ann then went on to nominate Andrew – the other half of the living room frolic – who jokingly quipped, “Sorry Ann, didn’t think you’d seen us.”
Ann hit back saying: “Your mother and your grandmother almost certainly did.”
Andrew looked visibly taken aback by the remark, which he later ranted about in the Diary Room.
Both Shane and Andrew will now face the public vote with at least one housemate being evicted on Friday’s live show.
The nominations row erupted after Shane and Andrew’s bromance led to them play fighting in the CBB house.
After the play fight, the pair entered the kitchen to see the rest of the housemates.
Spotting Ann Widdecombe, Shane said to her while hugging Andrew: “You might not respect our marriage Ann but you have to recognise our love!”
The comment referred to Ann’s staunch opposition to the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Ann Widdecombe then replied: “Don’t be disgusting.”
“Disgusting?” Shane said as the conversation returned to sorting out who would take John’s vacant bed after his surprise eviction.
Andrew and Shane have attracted much of the viewers’ attention with their blossoming bromance which so far has involved Andrew kissing Shane and admitting to a crush on his alter-ego Courtney Act.
During Monday’s episode, Andrew compared his relationship with Shane to that of potential showmance Ashley James and former housemate Ginuwine.
He said: “I think our relationship has gone further than [Guniwine] and Ashley’s.”
Housemate Daniel O’Reilly responded: “So long as you know who is a top and who is a bottom.”
After her initial comments, Ann complained to roommate Amanda Barrie, who is married to a woman herself, about the possibility of Andrew and Shane moving into their bedroom.
She said: “They’re trying to foist Shane and Andrew on us, even you can’t be that complacent.”
Ann did not give a reason for her staunch objection to sharing a bedroom with the pair, though she did refuse to share a room with housemate Jonny Mitchell due to his late sleeping pattern.
Discussing the incident later, Andrew said he was ‘mortified’ by Ann’s response.