CBB's David Gest on the Bowie death mix up: 'I thought they were all nuts'

Published Tuesday, Jan 26 2016, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
David Gest has been recalling the moment he 'died' on Celebrity Big Brother, saying: "I thought they were all nuts."

In the most memorable moment of the series so far, the house went into meltdown after Tiffany Pollard mistakenly believed David Gest to have died, rather than David Bowie, the ex-husband of housemate Angie Bowie.

CBB BOTS: David Gest gives his first interview since quitting because of illness
25 January 2016

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David on BOTS last night.

Speaking on Big Brother's Bit On The Side, music manager David Gest said: "Darren comes up, pulls the cover and says, 'Are you dead?' I looked at him and said, 'Not that I know of.'"

The mistake happened after Angie was called to the Diary Room to be informed off-camera about her ex-husband's death. David Gest and John Partridge were then called into the Diary Room to comfort her. She told them not to tell anyone else as she'd prefer to keep the news private. However, she changed her mind and told Tiffany, who presumed she meant David Gest had died.

CBB Day 7: Confusion in house after Tiffany Pollard mistakes David Bowie for David Gest

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Tiffany thought David Gest was dead.

David Gest said: "I heard them all screaming and I thought, this is ridiculous because Angie had told John and I if she was going to tell anybody she would come to us first so we would be aware, and we'd get everyone together and they would know the truth. Instead, she thought I was dead!"

"I thought they were nuts," he continued. "You're breathing, you're under a cover and they are all looking at you. I'm coughing like crazy and thought, why would anybody think I'm dead? If I can survive a certain woman then I can prove that life can be a cabaret!"

He then joked: "My new tour in July is called David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul."

David left the house last week after falling ill, but told Rylan Clark-Neal he's now on the mend.

CBB continues at 9pm on Channel 5.


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