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The ousted contestant also says he would have beaten Steve and Liz

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September 17, 2015 at 08:52 PM EDT

The only thing worse than getting voted out of Big Brother is getting voted out … twice! John McGuire experienced that cruel fate this season when he was sent out the door for a second time last night on the show. We caught up with Johnny Mac on his way to the jury house to get his answers to some burning questions. (Also check out our Q&A with Julie Chen.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You referenced that Liz was less than subtle when showing her recent excitement before the vote. What tipped you off that Vanessa was about to vote you out?

JOHN McGUIRE: Liz was really excited after that veto competition, more excited than she should be if she thought she was on the outs. She was walking around the house and was very happy, and even when she was nominated, she could not have been more excited. Vanessa had been sketchy the past few days so I knew it was time. 

Had you made it to the end, do you think the jury would have held it against you that you were already voted out once?

No, I don’t think so at all. I think they’d actually get behind that. I think I would have had 5 votes who weren’t scamper squad members and that would have won it for me. Also, I was going back into the house full of a giant alliance and I had an uphill battle. I could always argue that. 

Which hurt more, being evicted the first time or the second?

The first time was way worse. You don’t know what it’s going to be like and at that time I just saw all my friends get evicted weeks before, so when that happened that was like the nail in the coffin. When I came back I felt like every person in the house was an enemy so it was only a matter of time before they wanted to evict me. I knew I had to fight the moment I walked back in, so it made it easier knowing my eviction could happen at any time. 

What was up with the Halo quote of, “If they came to hear me beg, they will be disappointed,” in your final words before you were voted out?

That’s what the arbiter says. In Halo, one of the bad guys’ general is about to be punished by becoming the “Arbiter” which is like a suicide mission. There is a crowd of the covenant watching to see him get sentenced to be the Arbiter. It’s a line he says right before the sentence is passed because he feels like he’s done the best he can do. He is going to just accept his fate.   

You said you would have evicted Vanessa. Whom would you have brought to the finals: Steve or Liz?

I honestly feel like I could beat both of them. I don’t think they played that well. It’s a toss-up. I guess to be nice I would have brought Steve, but I don’t care either way.  

How do you think Austin is going to react when you show up at the jury roundtable? Do you think he’s still upset you went back on your word to keep him?

Austin will be upset for a couple days, but he’s going to realize it was a game move. But he evicted me. I don’t care if he’s mad at me!

You told Julie that keeping Steve over Austin was probably your biggest mistake because then Vanessa would have had to break up the showmance? Anything else you wish you could go back and change about your gameplay?

Yeah, I wish I could win more critical competitions. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have trusted Clay or Shelli with any information and I probably should have just told Steve to put Vanessa up even though it was 3 vs. 3 with Austin and the Twins.  Maybe we should have done a crazy thing and gotten rid of Vanessa then. 

Every season there is one player who yells really loud in the Diary Room. Spoiler alert, John: You were that player this season. Why so loud, mister?

Hahahah. Because everyone in there is boring! You gotta bring the energy at all times of the day (and night!)

For more Big Brother scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.


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