Born: Mississippi, United States
Famous For: Singer
What made you sign up?
It’s a challenge and I like challenges. I’ll try to win this thing! I’m in it to stay as long as they do what they do. I don’t have any control over that anyway. That’s what I said when I said yes – trying to go the whole hog.
Why do you think you’ve been so popular in the UK?
Britain pretty much told the rest of the world who Alexander O’Neal was before anybody really knew. It’s been great for almost 30 years. It’s a wonderful relationship and so far so good.
Will you sing around the House?
I doubt it. I don’t sing around my house so I know I won’t be singing around the Big Brother House! If people ask me to sing, I brought my band with me, I’ve got them in my suitcase!
What would you like to get out of the experience personally?
It’s a test for me, and a test of my patience. Patience is not a friend of mine! It’s the challenge of doing something so different
because Big Brother is everything that Alexander O’Neal is not. I’m a very private person, I don’t hang out with people. I’m never around people. Not like this. When I’m on my own time it’s just my wife and me. So this is going to be very different!
Are there any character traits in other Housemates that might annoy you?
I don’t like smelling people. I don’t want to smell their breath, I don’t want to smell their feet, I don’t want to smell their ass. I do not want to smell their farts. When you’re in the House with a bunch of people you can’t behave like that. Even though it’s a bodily function that everybody has to go through, you know what’s happening. Get your ass up and go to the bathroom. Don’t lay there and explode the whole damn House and make Alexander O ‘Neal go crazy on you!
What happens when Alexander O’Neal goes crazy on you?
Oh God. That is another show! We are going to try to make sure that isn’t going to happen. Not to that degree.
Would you call people out if they behave like that?
Of course. I’d have to. I think it is one of the nastiest most despicable things that a guy can do. I just don’t like being around people like that. Those are some of the reasons why I don’t like being around other people.