Ross Mathews reveals his plans to get Omarosa Manigault to spill the beans on Celebrity Big Brother
Ross Mathews reveals his game plan for Celebrity Big Brother and how he got former official Omarosa Manigault to talk about Donald Trump's White House
Ross Mathews may have won second place and the $25,000 favorite houseguest prize but there was a bigger task on his hand and that was to get all the scoop he could get from participants of 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
Appearing on Hey Qween with Jonny McGovern, Ross opened up about his plan for the game and how he got ousted Trump administration official Omarosa Manigault to spill the beans about the White House.
Appearing on the show earlier in the year, Ross asked Omarosa if the American people should be really worried about the Trump administration.
She replied, “It’s so bad,” adding, “It’s going to not be OK. It’s not.”
Ross confessed that he did his share of research before entering the house, but had no clue that Omarosa was also a part of the show.
"I did not know they signed her on the show when I signed it. They kept us isolated once the cast was announced," he said. "So, I went in and when Omarosa walked from the front door, I knew the show was going to be huge because if I wasn’t in the house, I would be watching it. So, I was like, 'I need to talk to that girl. I need to corner the big O and get the scoop because I knew that the cameras will always be pointing towards her.' I knew she did not have any interview since she left the White House so my goal was to get the scoop and I did."
Ross said he knew what he had to do the moment he saw Omarosa. "So, I saw her and I am fascinated with her because she is a very strong person and I don’t know exactly what she does but she is best at doing it."
However, there were times when the two had their differences. "We would go toe to toe because I am nice but I am not weak. People usually mistake my kindness for my weakness a lot and when she did that I sort of educated her and let her know that I am not weak," he said.
He continued, "We had this back and forth together. Then she would pause and go like ‘Oh, honey, that was great TV and I am like which one is the real Rosa, you are like just yelling at me."
But the idea of being with her in person was something he never thought would happen. "I never thought I would get to see her in real in my life or say, ‘Omarosa can you pass me that toilet paper’ but that is the sentence that I have said and I meant it," he said.
Out of the many instances when Ross disagreed with Omarosa, one was when she started talking about President Donald Trump in the Big Brother house. "The Ross Matthew who everyone outside knows wanted to go out to the administration on behalf of the world and ask ‘what the hell are you doing’," he said. "I don’t think you represent me to the rest of the world and you certainly don’t represent my interest and my communities interest. Just like when you are playing football, you wouldn’t stop at half-time and discuss politics with your opponent. So, I didn’t feel the need to sort of break down the policy with her but what I wanted to do was get the news."
However, Ross knew what he wanted to know. "I wanted to sit down with her and ask her the question that truthfully everyone outside wanted to know. ‘Are we going to be okay?’, That’s what I wanted to get from her and her answer was, ‘NO’." He continued, "Then I asked her if she was going to vote for him ever again and she said, 'Never in a million years' and I was really approaching her in a sort of tender way. I have met many new people in my 20 years of being in the business and sort of know how to deal with a thing or two. So, I just sat there and listened to her and I said goodnight Omarosa and I just ran into the diary room to the producers and I asked them ‘Did you guys see that’? "
The showrunners were surprised but happy to get the details. "And they get on the little speaker and say, 'Are you kidding me, yes, we are texting everybody.' I knew it was going to be a big news so I went in and asked, 'Is my name everywhere? Is my name on CNN?' and they were like, Ross, we can’t tell you and I was like just tell them to spell my name right, one ‘T’ in Mathew’s. I knew I got the scoop of the century."
While Omarosa claimed in her later interview that the conversation was not about Trump, Ross insists it was about he Republican president.
"That is specifically incorrect. I tweeted, 'No, sh*t Omarosa,' I like her from the spectator point of view. But she did discuss DACA during the conversation but when we sat down together at that moment, it was when we were talking about Trump," he said.
"But she did not respond to that because she knows the case. We were talking about Trump. I was asking her if we are going to be ok with him in the office and she said no, plain and simple."