Big Brother housemate evicts himself

ninemsn staff
9:57pm October 7, 2013
Nathan saves Madaline from Eviction by packing his own bags and leaving instead.

A contestant on Big Brother has walked out on the house and the chance at $250,000 to save a more popular housemate from eviction.

Intruder Nathan decided to sacrifice himself for another — a world first for the reality TV format — after the public yesterday voted to kick new intruder Madaline out.

"I think the housemates are happier with them, than me," Nathan told Big Brother tonight during a private moment in the Diary Room, referring to Madaline and the third intruder, Boog.

Earlier, the housemates had voted 7-1 to keep Madaline over Boog.

But it was later revealed the public would be deciding their fate. Madaline was eventually voted out in a Jump-In poll with 45 percent support to Boog's 55 percent.

Big Brother then revealed Nathan had offered to leave in Madaline's place.

Watch Nathan describe what led him to his shocking decision to leave and how he feels now he’s out of the House.

"It was just a flash of inspiration, " Nathan said after leaving the show. "I can go and give my place to one of these girls. And I figured that it was going to be Maddie because Boog was so much fun," he said.

"And I just felt like it was the right thing to do. Like I said in the House, 'we all get to win that way'".

Nathan, a 35-year-old from Melbourne, entered the house two weeks ago with fellow intruder Justynn, who was evicted on September 30.

"I saw the house. I experienced it. I pushed myself," he said.

"I just thought if I'm going to stay it'll be to win or it'll be to force my humour out and it just wasn't happening. I just thought 'Why bother?' I might as well go. I've done it. And I wouldn't take anything back."

By leaving, Nathan misses out on the $250,000 prize awarded to the housemate who out lasts all the others.

Live Feed transmission into the house was suspended following Nathan's decision to leave but will now resume.

Author: Jack Hawke. Approving editor: Alys Francis.
Source: Big Brother

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