WATCH: 'God Knows What's Next, But It's Gonna Be Exciting' - In Bed With Big Brother Finalist Cian Carrigan

Fresh out of the Big Brother House, we got in bed with the gay Irish farmer who made the final four.

Cian Carrigan in front of the Big Brother logo.

We caught up with Big Brother finalist Cian Carrigan and he was more than happy to spill all the tea about life inside and out of the Big Brother house.

The out and proud farmer from Knockmealdown mountains in Tipperary applied for the show after being a loyal fan for well over a decade. Inspired by the likes of Brian Dowling who won the series in 2001, Cian applied not thinking he would pass an audition, let alone wind up in the top four.

The show’s “raw social experiment” was a large part of the appeal for this Tipperary native, and in advance of filming, Carrigan spent as much time with his family, particularly his nieces and nephews in order to soak up as much family time as possible.

In fact, his young family members motivated him to apply for the reality series in the first place:

“I wanted to be a role model for my nieces and nephews. I wanted to tell them ‘Listen, you can apply to these things, you can go to other countries and meet people that you never expected to meet in your lifetime.’”

With family and home meaning so much to Cian, it comes as no surprise that the hardest moment in the Big Brother house was when he was not able to read his letter from home:

“It really upset me to think that my parents took time out to write that letter and I wasn’t going to get it.”

Hugh Lane

Cian added, however, that he was happy for his fellow housemates:

“I was thrilled for Sian and Zoey as they’re both mothers and spoke so much about their beautiful children, and Cameron obviously had come out on the show, so it was nice for him to have that support, letting him know that he was so loved at home.”

The future is certainly looking very bright for Cian. While the farmer is unsure what exactly is on the cards, he guarantees that we have not seen the last of him:

“God knows what’s next, but I promise it’s going to be exciting, colourful, fun and it’s going to be true to me.”

© 2018 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.

Support GCN

For 30 years GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBT+ community. We want to go on providing this community hub in print and online, helping countless individuals across the country, but the revenue from advertising across the media is falling.

GCN needs your support. If you value having an independent LGBT+ media in Ireland, you can help from only €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBT+ media.

0 comments. Please sign in to comment.