It was confirmed last Sunday that Arthur Fulford had suddenly left the Big Brother house, and with no explanation.
The 24-year-old later said it was because he “felt bullied and isolated”.
He told The Sun: “Every year Big Brother has a ‘cool group’ consisting of the young, good-looking models. They treat the rest of us as their inferiors and that infuriated me!”
But now, his pal and former BB contestant Mandy Longworth has revealed she thinks that there is much more to his departure than the Channel 5 show is telling the nation.
The 51-year-old, who entered the house with her daughter Charlotte Keys, 24, told Mirror TV: “I’m not convinced it’s because he was bullied.
“I don’t believe it. I think there was another reason, because that doesn’t wash with me.
“If that was the case they would’ve shown it. When Big Brother believes things shouldn’t have been done, they show it.
“If anyone walks, I’ve not known one Big Brother series where they’ve not shown it.”
Does she have a point?
She did, however, add that she knew exactly what he was doing to everybody in the house.
Mandy believes Arthur acted up on purpose.
There was one point on the show where he had a go at Sukhvinder and Imran Javeed for believing that the world is flat.
Mandy added: “He was one of my friends in there. He was great fun, he epitomises the British eccentric, he’s as mad as a box of frogs, he’s incredibly intelligent, and wants to be a Labour politician.
“People were loving him outside and inside the house.
“He started the arguments, like with the world is round and not flat argument, he chose to kick off during a task, where he knew he’d be filmed for sure.”
Big Brother continues tonight on Channel 5 at 10pm.