And the 35-year-old window fitter – who left the house to a mixed response of cheers and boos – was quick to defend much of his behaviour, including some of his more anti-social habits, to Davina McCall.
“What do they want from a housemate?” he said, “They want all the good stuff and the bad stuff.
“I have bad habits, but at least I admit it. With me what you see is what you get.”
He also admitted he wanted to leave the house several weeks ago and suggested that viewers wanted to “torture” him by keeping him there.
“Until you go in you don’t know what it’s like,” he said. “People say there are always things to do in there but they take them away from you, and you only have to break the rules, but that affects other people. You have to listen to people moan for the week.”
And he challenged suggestions that he had a negative attitude towards women, saying it was “b******s”.
It’s because I’ve got these two friends, and because we spend a lot of time together, I try to do jokes to be outrageous,” he explained. “They’ve built up immunity so I’ve really, really got to go some. I forget other people are not at the high level my friends are at.”
“There was nothing I did in that house that was serious. Not one single thing.”