Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have apologised to Claire Richards after their clapping at the loss of her letter from home riled the Celebrity Big Brother 2013 housemates.
As part of a task on Sunday, each housemate had the opportunity to win another a letter from home by completing a personal ‘dilemma’.
However, Speidi refused to be split up for the day as their part of the challenge, resulting in Claire – who had been chosen as the ‘highest priority’ by Tricia in her dilemma – becoming the only person not to recieve their message.
As Big Brother announced the news, some brief applause from the American reality TV stars offended the rest of the group, who returned their letters in solidarity.
But shortly after Claire, Razor and Tricia won their letters back in a separate task yesterday, everyone came together to clear they air. “I just want everyone to be happy. Let’s be happy,” said Tricia. “I don’t like this atmosphere.”
Heidi explained: “We thought they would separate us for days and that’s why we said no, because, like the basement, who knows how long it will be? If they gave us a costume or anything we would have loved to do it, and we asked, but they said no.”
“They just wanted to pit everyone against us,” claimed Spencer.
“Honestly, I don’t think that was the thing that upset everybody,” Claire pointed out.
“The clap was misinterpreted,” insisted Spencer. “She clapped because everyone was clapping for each time and then no-one clapped [for us], it wasn’t how it looked.”
“That’s not how it seemed,” argued Claire. “I knew that’s what they were gonna to do you, so I’d mentally prepared myself. When they said it out loud, I got upset, because I thought I wasn’t gonna get something that everybody else was. But it was that that tipped the scales.”
“It wasn’t when they announced Claire, they said and Heidi and Spencer, and I was like ‘you know what, I’m proud that we didn’t get separated for days’, so I just did a quick clap,” argued Heidi. “Spencer’s like ‘oh ****’, so he clapped. He was trying to cover for me.”
“Same boat, you gotta go down together,” added Spencer.
“Now you’ve said that, that makes me feel genuinely… I feel like a weight has come off my shoulders,” said Rylan, who had been the most vocal during the argument. “That makes so much sense, but just from the other side it looked totally rude.”
Heidi proceeded to say sorry to Claire, stating: “You think you’re in a game, but you’re not. I’ve got the worst timing.”