India Willoughby opens up after her CBB eviction: ‘I had so much more to offer’

India Willoughby has opened up about her eviction from Celebrity Big Brother, calling her performance a ‘car crash.’

India left Celebrity Big Brother building to applause and cheers from the CBB audience, after losing the public vote to Love Island star Jonny Mitchell.

India quickly said to presenter Emma Willis: “I was expecting a hail of bullets. I cocked it up really early on.”

“I had so much more to offer but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.”

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During her time in the CBB house, India was highly controversial, particularly for claiming to have a fear of drag – after pictures emerged of her hanging out with drag artists

Addressing her alleged drag queen phobia with ‘Bit on the Side’ host Rylan, India insisted that she still maintains her sceptical attitude towards drag queens – despite her friendship with Courtney Act.

Attempting to explain photos of her with drag artists, India said: “
I was paid to do an event last year and some drag queens were there.

“I am a nice person, despite what anyone thinks, I’m going to be nice to people who come up to me and want a picture taken, and that’s all it was.”

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This year’s version of Celebrity Big Brother has a gender theme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women starting to get the vote in the UK.

Friday’s eviction candidates had been picked by the women of the CBB house, after winning a set of challenges.

Emma Willis asked India whether the outcome would have been different if the men of the house had been in charge of the eviction.

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India replied: “I don’t think so. I think I peeved them off on the night they came in with the question about gender and love. My tactics were all over the place.

“I was psyched up to mix it a little bit. Cause confrontations. I wanted to have fun and cause a bit of mischief. It just didn’t go down very well.”

India Willoughby enters the "Celebrity Big Brother" (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)


The Big Brother ‘superfan’ made headlines after stating that genderfluid people ‘cheapen’ transgender struggle and comparing drag to blackface.

India reflected on how she could have improved her time in the house during both of her interviews, saying: “I was fatally wounded in terms of the game of Big Brother. I don’t really feel I did myself justice. Did I give my best show? No.

“I should have come in and kept my gob shut, but it’s pointless, I got it wrong and I know that.”

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India then turned her attention to her relationship with drag star Courtney Act, echoing the popular opinion that Courtney will win the show.

“He’s the most popular person in the house, he’s the star of the show. He will actually sit and listen, he’s also got a playful side and what a performer. I think he’ll definitely win it,” she said.

Former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Kim Woodburn praised India for her entertainment value in the house, saying: “now that India is out, you might as well sit and watch paint dry.”