We didn't think we'd hear her say that!
Following her eviction on Tuesday night (23 August), Sam, 50, revealed to Emma Willis that she'd needed medical assistance after Bear allegedly splashed water into her eye, pushing a contact lens back around her eyeball.
When asked by The Sun if she'd take action against Bear, Sam replied: "I've been in this business for 33 years - I've dealt with a lot worse. Apart from the fact that I nearly got blinded, I'm a fighter and I'm a winner."
And she added: "I definitely think Bear is the biggest game player - he never ceases to surprise me that's for sure... He probably deserves to win because he's been such a nutcase."
Sam had told Emma last night that Bear, 26, told her to look into a water bottle to see the water turning pink: "Being gullible, I did and he squeezed it. My contact lens went to back of my eye. I had to see a medic, I thought I'd lost my eyesight. He really hurt my eye, I couldn't open it for four hours. There was membranes...it was horrible."
She told Emma she is now okay.
When contacted by Reveal, a rep for CBB confirmed Sam had received medical treatment but had no further comment to make. The incident will not air on the show.
Sam added to The Sun: "To the public I'm sure [Bear's] very entertaining, but he hurt me very much. I can't stand bullying. He was a character that's all I want to say on that. I'm not being dramatic but it was scary."
Sam was evicted on Tuesday night alongside Katie Waissel, leaving Bear, Marnie Simpson, Frankie Grande, Renee Graziano, Aubrey O'Day and Ricky Norwood in the final.
CBB continues 9pm on Channel 5.