He added that he was “really sad” about what Estelle had said about him and believed she “knew him better”.
The drama kicked off when Estelle tweeted that she felt like Tim and Anthony Drew treated her and other female housemates like “punching bags”.
“You didn’t see what had been going on with Drew and I for weeks… I would also routinely cop it from Drew & Tim if they needed a punching bag,” she penned at the time.
Tim then infamously replied: “You are Big Brother’s Amber Heard. Cancel yourself and go away!”
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His comments outraged fans who rushed to defend Estelle and slam Tim for comparing reality TV to a domestic abuse case, while others speculated that he had been hacked.
But he doubled down, tweeting to one fan: “Not hacked. Calling out her continual creation of false narratives in Drew and I. Not cool she alludes to Big Brother omitting us using her as our “punching bags”. Didn’t happen.”
And when a fan asked if his actions in the Big Brother house had cost him any friendships, Tim replied, “No, Estelle’s post-show behaviour has”.
Now, he has confessed that “a really good friendship might have been ruined by that game.”
“I’m not nasty, I’m not a bully, I wasn’t verbally abusive. We just are such different people and the game clouded what we had together,” he clarified in an emotional moment on his new podcast.
“Watching the show as it went to air and reading some of Estelle’s comments… at the time I felt like it was an attack on me.”
Tim claimed that he had reached out to Estelle to apologise for the Amber Heard tweet and hopes she’ll call him back so they can put their differences aside before the live finale on July 12.
In other parts of the podcast, he claimed being called a “manipulator” was “very triggering”, adding that he was simply playing the game to win.
“We’re all there to try and win… I think what I’m most proud of in this game is that I was really adaptable, I was playing a solo game within this team game,” he added.
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