Big Brother EXCLUSIVE: Hannah Campbell admits to struggling mentally in the house – and reveals the hidden disadvantage of being an intruder
Big Brother Australia‘s Hannah Campbell felt like an immediate outcast when she entered the house as an intruder.
The bubbly brunette, 26, who was targeted for eviction by the show’s ‘mean girls’ in her very first episode, says her first week took a toll on her mentally.
She told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I didn’t realise how bad it was until I watched the show. For a whole week no one really gave me a chance.’
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Tough times: Big Brother’s Hannah Campbell (pictured) has spoken of her hardest week in the house when she was shut out by her co-stars for being an intruder
Hannah had arrived in a metal cage suspended by a crane, alongside three other contestants, Shane Vincent, Soobong Hwang and Danni Keogh, in episode three.
‘I struggled coming into the house as an intruder, definitely. And it was for me, personally, the hardest mind game I had to play,’ she admitted.
‘Everyone had their own groups, and people don’t really give intruders a chance, which was really hard. I struggled with that.
‘I didn’t have a relationship with anyone for the first week… it was hard.’
‘People don’t really give intruders a chance’: Hannah said she initially struggled with feeling like an outsider and didn’t have a close relationship with anyone for the first week
‘I didn’t realise how bad it was until I watched the show’: Hannah (centre) spoke about feeling like an outcast after Talia Rycroft and Sarah McDougal (right) gave her the cold shoulder. Pictured with Sophie Budack (left)
On day six, Hannah was inadvertently part of the show’s first feud when Talia Rycroft and Sarah McDougal took an immediate dislike towards her.
Talia, 22, and Sarah, 19, remained standoffish throughout the day, and after they won the two-man balance challenge, they nominated the Perth native for eviction.
Eighties aerobics star Marissa Rancan, 61, told Hannah at the time to keep her head high and not to worry about the ‘jealous and immature’ girls in the house.
However, Hannah has since clarified: ‘My first week was bad, but Talia, Sarah and I are all good friends now. And we’re all stronger from it.
‘I’ve got a lot of time for everyone on the show. I’m in close contact with them all.’
‘We’re stronger from it’: Hannah has since admitted that she is now good friends Talia Rycroft (left) and Sarah McDougal (right) after they were standoffish towards her in the early days
Just dropping by! Hannah (left, in the pink dress) had arrived in a metal cage suspended by a crane, alongside three other contestants, Shane Vincent, Soobong Hwang and Danni Keogh
Hannah said she had expected a glamorous red carpet arrival on the show, and was shocked to discover she was one of the last housemates to enter the compound.
She said: ‘I got ready and all dolled up thinking I was going down the catwalk and meeting Sonia [Kruger]… and next thing I’m thrown into a cage and I was like, “What is happening?!”
‘As soon as I saw a whole house of people, my heart dropped.’
‘I thought I was going down the catwalk and meeting Sonia’: Hannah was expecting a glamorous red-carpet arrival on the show like her fellow housemates. Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger with Angela Clancy
Hannah was the eleventh person evicted from Big Brother on Tuesday. There are now only nine housemates left vying for the $250,000 cash prize.
Australia will vote for a winner next month during a live finale when there are only three stars remaining.
Big Brother Australia continues Sunday at 7pm on Channel Seven
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