CBB's Alicia Douvall: 'I'm not thick and I don't regret alphabet claim'

Published Monday, Jan 26 2015, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Alicia Douvall has said she isn't "thick" after being called that in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The former model's intelligence level came under scrutiny after she admitted to only recently learning her alphabet.

Alicia Douvall appears on ITV's This Morning after being evicted from Big Brother, 26 January 2015


Alicia appearing on This Morning.

However, appearing on ITV's This Morning today, the 36-year-old defended herself.

"I suppose there's always going to be a debate because I'm not traditionally educated because I'm dyslexic," she said.

"When I was at school there wasn't the help there is available now. I strongly believe I'm not thick – I know I'm not thick. With dyslexia, you think a different way."

Alicia said she went into the house without a game plan: "I just wanted to be myself and I'm a very honest person and say it how it is."

The mum-of-two said she was "throwing bait" at housemate Katie Hopkins but doesn't regret what she said about just learning the alphabet.

"I don't regret what I said because at the end of the day I do know my alphabet now and I did miss out on the early years of education, but I know things that are ahead of my years.

"I've got intelligence but it's not a degree written down on paper. It's a different type of intelligence. And I can handle people a lot better, in my opinion, than Katie Hopkins can."

On Friday night, Alicia was the second housemate to be evicted from CBB. She was sent home in the public vote over Calum Best, Nadia Sawalha and Perez Hilton.

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