EXCLUSIVE: Big Brother winner Chad Hurst reveals the REAL reason why there was no romantic hug with Sophie Budack during the live final
Despite being inseparable, Big Brother couple Chad Hurst and Sophie Budack seemed somewhat distant during Wednesday’s live final.
And winner Chad has now revealed the real reason why there was no amorous reunion between the pair on stage.
The 27-year-old model told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that participants had been instructed to limit physical contact as a safety measure.
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Big Brother EXCLUSIVE: Winner Chad Hurst (right) revealed the REAL reason why there was no romantic embrace with Sophie Budack (left) onstage during Wednesday’s live final
“We were all told not to touch because of the corona virus,” he said.
In addition to social distance between the housemates, Seven also made sure that everyone involved in the production got final health checks.
While Chad did as told and avoided hugging Sophie in front of the camera, the other participants weren’t so careful and flocked to him.
Explained: The 27-year-old model told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that participants had been instructed to limit physical contact as a safety measure. On the photo: Sonia Kruger
Chad said his victory surprised him and he didn’t have time to process what was going on when his co-stars stormed in.
“The adrenaline is running and you don’t know what’s going on,” he said.
“We were all told not to touch, but Shane [Vincent] it was not my fault. ‘
No fireworks finish? Chad gave Sophie a short kiss and a hug after announcing the winner
Earlier in the episode, Chad and Sophie had dodged host Sonia Kruger’s tough questions about their relationship status.
At one point, they both squirmed when she asked if they had “already done it.”
Interestingly, Sophie didn’t exactly jump for joy when her boyfriend was crowned the Big Brother winner.
Chad only gave her a short kiss and a hug after the announcement, and she seemed to keep his distance on stage while enjoying his moment of glory.
Distant lovers? Sophie was third from the left on the podium when Chad (third from the right, with his mom) spoke to host Sonia (far right) about how much winning meant to him
Hmm! When asked what he would spend the prize money on, Chad revealed that he was going on a boys trip and paying his mother’s bills – but he was not referring to Sophie at all
When asked what he would spend the prize money on, Chad said he was going on a boy trip and paying his mother’s bills – but he was not referring to Sophie at all.
He had previously promised to share the prize money 50-50 with his girlfriend, but made no mention of this deal during the live broadcast.
The pair later posed together for a series of happy photos, while Sophie planted a friendly kiss on Chad’s cheek.
Only for the cameras? The pair later posed together for a series of happy photos, while Sophie planted a kiss on Chad’s cheek