Jake Quickenden: 'Stevi Ritchie wore his mankini in the X Factor house'

Published Wednesday, Sep 16 2015, 08:47 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Jake Quickenden has said Stevi Ritchie used to wear his now-famous mankini in the X Factor house to make his housemates laugh.

Appearing on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side, singer Jake defended his old X Factor friend when talk turned to Stevi's frequent wearing of a green mankini in the CBB house.

Stevi Ritchie shocks Bobby Davro in neon mankini in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
15 September 2015.

© Channel 5

Jake said: "Stevi is a lovely, lovely guy. He is a brilliant guy. He doesn't cause any harm or do anything wrong. He walked around the house in a mankini every day with no cameras, he wasn't bothered, he did it to make people laugh.

"He hates confrontation, arguments, he hates it all. He's a nice guy. If it makes him happy to wear a mankini, f**k it!"

But while Jake was all for Stevi wearing his mankini, there were a fair few CBB viewers who couldn't resist taking to Twitter to share a somewhat different view!