Celebrity Big Brother runners-up Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have rubbished claims that they bullied their housemates during their time on the series.
Talking to omg! this morning, the couple argued that to be called a ‘bully’ was out of line and that if anything, their housemates bullied them.
Spencer told us: “In America that word is a very serious word and it shouldn’t be thrown around on television so I think that all those housemates were beyond out of line.
“We were playing a game, they all lost the plot and forgot Celebrity Big Brother is a game with winners and places 2 ,3 ,4 ,5.
“A true bully is an awful thing and there was no bullying in that house. If anything I would say we were bullied in that house but I wouldn’t go that far because it is too strong a word.”
On leaving the house, Heidi and Spencer were unanimously booed by the audience.
While Spencer seemed to embrace this, Heidi looked uncomfortable throughout their interview with host Brian Dowling.
When asked if she enjoyed playing the villain, Heidi admitted that she wasn’t a fan.
Spencer said: “Over here in England we learned something that is now my new favourite thing called ‘Panto’. I loved Panto where as my wife…”
Heidi then continued: “I just don’t really mind either way, it’s all a game and it’s all in fun. Obviously I don’t love it but I know it’s part of the game.”
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The couple narrowly missed out on winning the series to Rylan Clark last night, however, the two believe that he was a worthy winner.
Heidi admitted: “I think that this show has been his dream for years. I think he loved the house, the actual physical house, he would live in it if he could.
“I think that he did [deserve it] and he played the game just as well as we did but in a different way. I think that he was a great, worthy winner.”