Despite vowing to Cannon that he wouldn’t talk about her on the show, the former footballer’s promise lasted less than a day before filling his fellow housemates in about his lady love back home.
“It took about 20 hours for me to break that,” Gorringe laughs. “It’s crazy; you wouldn’t think that 20 hours would be a long time to go without talking about the one thing that you’re not supposed to talk about. But when you’ve got nothing else to do in the house … I thought, bugger everyone, I’m going to talk about Ana and it was non-stop from that first time I spoke about her.”
The couple had split late last year, with Gorringe revealing on the show that was a “dumb and immature” decision on his part.
“I wish I could’ve seen what I see now, that I did need to do a little bit more for the relationship and take responsibility for what I was contributing,” he tells WHO.
As luck would have it, it was Cannon who encouraged Gorringe to apply for the show. And it seems the reality TV separation was the best thing for the pair.
“I think in a relationship, you probably take for granted what you have and when that gets taken away from you and then you have a complete break from any contact with that person, all you do is think about how much you miss them and how much they mean to you and your life,” Gorringe admits.
“The Big Brother house definitely made that a lot more clear.”
It will come as no surprise then that Gorringe’s first port of call after leaving the house was Cannon. And now that the pair are back on and going strong Gorringe hints that an engagement isn’t exactly off the cards.
“I definitely know that she’s the one that I want to spend the rest of life with,” he gushes. “I think first and foremost we get through the Big Brother experience together and once we’ve come out the end of that, then we’ll reassess. But for me, she’s definitely the one I want to be with forever.”
As for the show, while Gorringe admits he didn’t have a game plan going in, he’s a favourite to take out the win in the coming weeks. It’s something many fans put down to his loveable, down-to-earth nature.
“Just being myself and being honest, I think that’s what I do throughout the whole experience and whatever was going to happen was going to happen,” Gorringe adds.
“If being myself wasn’t good enough to get me as far as I could in the game, then that was fine with me because I didn’t want to be anything that I’m not.”
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