Jason Roy was a super-fan of Big Brother. However, super-fans do not always make super-players, and the supermarket cashier from Massachusetts was evicted Thursday night from the house after he became a last-minute target. Just 12 hours removed from the house, Jason called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk about how it all went wrong, and he also revealed what name he almost called Liz on national television after she said to “have fun watching from mom’s basement” in her goodbye message. (Hint: the word rhymes with “witch.”) You can now hear the entire interview right here on the InsideTVPodcast by clicking on the audio player below (or subscribing for free). Here are a few other highlights:
On being blindsided after the target switched from Austin to him:
“That’s what happens. I was feeling a little too comfortable. I was thinking it was going to be an easy week, but obviously it switched last minute.”
On figuring out the Twin Twist:
“When they didn’t know that we knew yet, it was just us staring at them every time they came out of the Diary Room. It was definitely an internal joke and it was our entertainment out there.”
On calling Shelli “evil personified”:
“Now I am reconsidering that comment. I’m thinking maybe Shelli wasn’t the major mastermind as she does seem on the inside. Shelli does seem to be running it on the inside and she does it very well with some big blue eyes and a bright smile. So, to me, evil personified would have some big beautiful eyes and a big white smile that makes you trust it so much when really it is not trustworthy at all.”
“I knew Vanessa was very good but I did not think she was as flawlessly good as she seems.”
On why he did not try threatening Shelli and Clay that his alliance would immediately target them if they voted him out:
“It would have been a viable option — maybe if I didn’t really care that much for the people left in that house. But I love Meg and I love Jackie and James so much that I want to make sure that they have a good chance to finish this game out with a possibility. So I did not want to screw them at the end of it. I think maybe threatening them would, because this alliance with Shelli and Clay and Sixth Sense or whatever the hell they want to call it — is definitely a lot stronger. … So, me threatening them probably wouldn’t have done anything to help me and it could have just put my girl like Meg in a worse spot.”
On whom he would vote for to win at this point:
“I would love to give it to one of my people depending on who it is. Unfortunately, I probably wouldn’t vote for James to win. He’s just a little bit too easily manipulated by others. I would vote for Meg to win and I would vote for Jackie to win. And on the flip side of that, I am also someone who if I was on the jury I would not be bitter about it. If you have played the best game, I will respect that. So I would be happy to give Vanessa the check because she seems to be running these folks.”
To hear the whole interview, click on the audio player below or subscribe here. (The Big Brother interview begins at the 16-minute mark.) But first, we check in with four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis in advance of the release of Back on Board, the new HBO documentary based on his life. Greg talks about his Olympic triumphs, the experience of having to hide his HIV status while competing in the 1988 games, coming back from hitting his head on the diving board to win gold, and inspiring another Olympian to come forward and announce he has HIV. It’s an emotional talk with an Olympic hero and the best diver of all time.
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