Luke Halinan put the nail in Annelise Drake’s Big Brother Australia coffin after he nominated her alongside Josh Everett and Louie Phillips.
His choice to put her up was somewhat of a surprise, considering the close friendship they’d forged on the show, but came after she friendzoned him just moments before.
During a post-elimination interview with Chattr, Annelise said that was not expecting Luke to nominate her.
“Out of everyone in the house, I felt safe with him because he continuously made it so clear to me that he would take me to the end, that we were good friends and that he wanted me there by his side. So, for him to just flip a switch, it shocked me,” she said.
Luke won the challenge alongside Gracie Mae, and together the two housemates pinned a target on Annelise.
Annelise said that while the nomination was hurtful enough, the fact that her former housemates chose to put her up against two other strong contestants made it clear that she was the one being targeted.
“What made me so emotional over the situation was that it was a squeeze vote,” she said. “Louie was so loved.
“You could clearly see by everyone’s nominations that they were like, ‘These are my two best mates I don’t know what I’m going to do here’. So that was very emotional for me.”
Have Luke and Annelise spoken since the show wrapped filming?
This year’s season of Big Brother wasn’t filmed live, so some time has passed since Annelise’s surprise eviction went down. However, according to her, the hatchet isn’t buried.
“We had a conversation after everything. But let’s say I have not caught up with him and I don’t plan on catching up with him,” she said.
She explained that Luke apologised post-show, but she felt that it was too little, too late.
“The conversation was him apologizing and him regretting what he did and trying to explain other things that happened. For me, it was like, the damage is done kind of vibe.”
Luke’s gave Annelise ‘the ick’
Annelise explained that while Luke wasn’t necessarily her type, there was a small amount of possibility that their friendship could eventually turn romantic.
“Tall, dark and handsome is my kind of physical man, and I guess physically that’s not Luke. But I do have a kind of man that like; I love charming, I love witty, I love humour,” she said.
However, her mind changed when he decided to nominate her.
“I got the biggest ick, I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “You can say whatever you want and make it out like it was every other reason, but you literally asked me on a date and then you nominated me.
Big Brother Australia airs Monday to Thursday at 8:30 pm on 7 and 7Plus.