Big Brother's Trish's friend contacts production

A friend of Big Brother contestant Trish Balusa has reached out to the show's production over concerns for her pal's wellbeing.

The housemate's best friend has taken to Twitter (which has now rebranded to X) to reveal she's been in touch with production after noticing "micro-aggressions" and "racism" aimed towards Trish.

"Spoken to the welfare team today regarding what Big Brother production team is doing to intervene with this micro-aggressions & racism that we are all witnessing Trish experience with no visible intervention [for] her wellbeing or holding those responsible accountable," her message reads.

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In a response to a viewer who suggested the show should address some uncomfortable conversations, Trish's friend replied: "I completely agree, I think if they are going to engineer/script certain things they need to also be ready to discuss them honestly. Otherwise what is the point?"

Trish has been having a hard time in the house after her confrontations with Dylan Tennant and Paul Blackburn, who she branded a bully. More recently, she had the deciding vote in a Hunger Games style challenge, ultimately nominating Jenkin Edwards for eviction on his birthday.

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In the Diary Room later on, Trish bursted into tears, expressing her guilt.

"Even though I wasn't really happy with him, I didn't want him to have a bad birthday. It's a special day," she said.

"And I don't even feel like I have the right to be upset about it because it feels like I'm manipulating the situation by being sad and I have no right because he should be sad," she continued.

"He was saying, 'It's okay, it's okay,' but you know it's not okay. Nobody's okay with that," she added. "I've been up for nomination twice and it's not an okay feeling."

Digital Spy has reached out to ITV for comment.

Big Brother airs Sundays to Fridays at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX. Each episode is followed by Big Brother Late & Live at 10pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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