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BB's Katie opens up about friendship and sparks with Ryan

Big Brother 2014 evictee Katie Schepis with host Sonia Kruger.
Big Brother 2014 evictee Katie Schepis with host Sonia Kruger. Paul Broben

EVICTED "queen bee" Katie Schepis said she almost had a romance with Sunshine Coast surfer Ryan Ginns in the Big Brother house.

The 25-year-old Sydney nanny said she and Ginns decided to remain friends after their cheeky pash in the hot tub during the first week of the reality show.

"Ryan is one of the most amazing people I've ever met," Schepis told APN.
 

2014 Big Brother housemates Ryan Ginns and Katie Schepis share a kiss.
2014 Big Brother housemates Ryan Ginns and Katie Schepis share a kiss. Channel 9

"He is so hilarious and we had the best time together.

"I think if there was anything (romantic) it would have been me and him connection-wise, but we both decided we didn't want to ruin our amazing friendship."

Schepis was put up for eviction by her fellow housemates because of her fiery and confrontational personality.

She credits Ginns for helping her cope with the pressures of the Big Brother house.

"I found that companionship with Ryan," she said.

"He was my support crew in there.

Good mates: Big Brother housemates Ryan Ginns and Katie Schepis.
Good mates: Big Brother housemates Ryan Ginns and Katie Schepis. Channel 9

"I'd go to him with things and he'd be like 'Katie pick your battles, don't do this one'."

After tipping Paralympian Sam Bramham to win the show last night, Schepis is now backing Ginns to take out the game show's grand prize despite him getting less air time than louder housemates like Travis Lunardi and Skye Wheatley.

"I am rooting for him for 100 percent on the outside," she said.

"He's going to kill it.

"Everyone loves him and that could have something to do with him not getting a great deal of airtime but he's not flying under the radar intentionally."

The show, which recently came under fire for the schoolyard bully tactics used in the first live eviction of Gemma Kinghorn, forced Schepis to break down in tears during a recent yes-no challenge when she had to hang up on her father or risk losing the house's weekly food budget.

Katie Schepis reacts to speaking to her father on Big Brother.
Katie Schepis reacts to speaking to her father on Big Brother. Sommer Tothill

Schepis admitted it was hard to be away from her tight-knit family and that it was a cruel trick by producers.

"I struggled so much without my family and my friends," she said.

But it will be Ginns struggling without Schepis over the next few days.

"When I left he said to me 'I'm going to feel homesick when you leave; you were like my little piece of home'," she said.

Tonight Canadian intruder Leo will shake things up in the house.

Topics:  big brother 2014 ryan ginns sonia kruger



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