This Jackie McCurrach interview is not one we expected to have for Big Brother Canada 5 for a rather long time. Remember for a moment or two here that she was in seemingly a good spot where nobody wanted to get rid of her; then, she ended up on the block with Ika, and found herself targeted and sent home after a series of strategic decisions. Her exit was not something we could have predicted going into the week.
In the second of our Big Brother Canada exit interviews today (check out the first with William and Dre here), we had a chance to get Jackie’s take on a few different things such as her plans for the future and what it was like playing the game largely by herself.
CarterMatt – If Ika was evicted and you won HoH, who would you go after and why?
Jackie – I would have nominated Demetres and Kevin. Demetres has been a comp beast — I give him props for it. He’s been able to take himself off the block and he’s won three HoHs. That’s ridiculous. Kevin, I was really disappointed in him putting me on the block at the end of the day, and he’s a very smart player. Very sneaky and very strategic with every single move that he’s made.
If I had to name a replacement nominee, I’d probably put up Dillon just because he was being very sketchy with me the last week.
Who did you feel the closest to in the game?
It’s a hard question because I would feel close to someone, and then they would leave the house. I was close to Cassandra and then she was gone, and then I started to get close to Emily before she left. Same thing with Neda. I probably felt the closest with Neda — I started to form a close relationship with her before she left.
Before I left, Dre and I started to have a good bond with each other. We started to rebuild our relationship. If I had stayed, she was someone I really wanted to work with moving forward.
What did you find the most difficult about being on the show this season?
Being alone was very difficult. I would look around and see everyone having their alliances and having fun. I never really had that. I never really had that someone who I could sit down with and open up to and not think that they were going to use what I said against me. It wasn’t fun in that sense. I would think about back home, and how I have my family and my boyfriend and my friends that love and miss me.
At the end of the day I’m proud of who I am and what I did because I went into the game thinking I needed people to move far. At the end of the day, I got where I am alone. I’m surprised and proud of myself for doing it.
If you missed it…
We’ve already revealed who is the new Big Brother Canada Head of Household for the week! You can find out more information about that, and see our other exit interviews for the season, over at the link here.
New episodes of Big Brother Canada will continue to air Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays on Global. (Photo: Global.)