Carson Kressley said he feels “stupid” for his part in getting Shanna Moakler evicted.
“I don’t think the jury will vote Todrick,” he said, agreeing with fans that Hall’s game is “shady.”
He also said he “tried to stay out” of talk involving what Moakler wore in the house.
In an interview with Insider on Saturday after his eviction from the “Celebrity Big Brother” house, TV personality Carson Kressley said that fellow housemates Todrick Hall and Miesha Tate “spun a wonderful tale” to get him to turn on his former ally in the game , Shanna Moakler.
He was crystal clear about the fact that he owed her an apology. “I would say, ‘I was so stupid to be swayed by Miesha and Todrick when they were out to get me all along,'” he said. “They spun a wonderful tale, and they got the whole house energized, and they got us to buy a bill of goods.”
Kressley, who was voted out by his fellow houseguests on Friday, admitted that he was very ignorant about how the game works before entering the “Celebrity Big Brother” house.
The season originally started with 11 celebrities locked in a house together vying for a $250,000 prize. The goal is to lie and manipulate your way to being one of the final two players in the house when a jury of your former housemates — many of whom you voted to evict — then votes to decide whose game was worth enough of the money.
The former “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” star said he watched a few episodes of “Celebrity Big Brother” before entering the house and thought it looked “fun.”
“It’s a bunch of people hanging out. I think I’m friendly and charming. I can get them all on my side,” Kressley told Insider of his initial thoughts of the “Big Brother” game. “I did not know about all the sneakiness, and shadiness, and lying.”
He said he trusted that Tate was playing a game of “integrity,” as he himself had come on the show to do. He also told Insider that perhaps he relied too much on his friendship with Hall from outside the house, and let that sway his gameplay from him.
“I thought, ‘Well, he’s not going to be that dastardly, and not take me down, of all people,'” Kressley said. But he agrees with many “Celebrity Big Brother” fans that Hall is playing a “shady” game.
Hall and Tate convinced Kressley that Moakler was playing two sides of the house and should be eliminated during Kressley’s second run as head of household. Kressley put Tate and actor Todd Bridges up as a result instead of Hall and Tate.
When Hall won the power of veto, a competition that gives the winner the ability to remove one of the houseguests nominated for eviction and force the head of household to choose a replacement nominee, and took Bridges down, Kressley then put Moakler up in his place , even though Moakler’s actions (like removing him from the eviction block in a past week when she’d won the power of veto) had proved she was his ally in the past.
The house was already poisoned against Moakler, largely thanks to Hall, and voted her out of the game 4-0.
Kressley has since offered Moakler an apology on Instagram, which she accepted via her own Instagram post. “If there is one thing I know @carsonkressley is that you have always had a huge heart and a kind soul,” she wrote in-part.
The two have taken steps to mend their personal relationship since Kressley exited the house, but when she spoke with Insider after her February 14 eviction, at which point Kressley was still in the game, Moakler said her biggest regret was using the power of veto on him during the third nomination cycle when Tate was in power.
“I should’ve let Carson walk out the door, but that was my only shot to flip the house and get the power away from Miesha, so I had to take it,” she told Insider on February 16.
Kressley said that there was a lot of “talk” about Moakler that wasn’t game-related after she left the house, including comments on her clothing choices that some fans on Reddit labeled “slut shaming.”
Other than his comment that she always wore workout clothes in the house, which was caught on live feeds preserved by the Big Brother subreddit but not aired on the show, Kressley said he “didn’t join that bandwagon” adding, “I tried to not be involved in that.”
As for who will win “Celebrity Big Brother,” Kressley predicted correctly for Insider that Bridges would be one of Hall and Tate’s next targets. Bridges was voted out of the house by Hall, who cast the sole vote to evict, as part of Monday night’s double eviction, which also saw former NBA star Lamar Odom eliminated.
Kressley is pulling for his ally in the game Cynthia Bailey, who’s made it to the final three, to win. But, if the final two is Tate and Hall, he’s confident the UFC fighter will take home the win. “I don’t think the jury will vote Todrick as the winner,” he said.
The finale of “Celebrity Big Brother” season three airs Wednesday, February 23 at 8 pm ET on CBS.
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