Big Brother's Davina McCall says housemates struggled with isolation

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Davina McCall has weighed in on how Big Brother stars coped with isolation.

The current coronavirus pandemic means people are self-isolating and staying indoors as much as possible to help prevent the spread of the disease.

Offering her thoughts on what (and what not) to do while in this tricky situation, Davina recently told The Sun about some of the pitfalls that Big Brother housemates encountered while stuck inside.

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"I watched for years how people react to long periods in one place and it's fascinating seeing how it affects people," she began. "Most housemates started off incredibly positive and excited by the prospect of staying in one place for so long.

"But slowly, as the weeks went on, things changed. The first thing to go was always routine."

The TV presenter went on to explain how cast members would gradually get lazier, as their "bedtimes got later and later, which meant they totally lost track of time and normality".

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A schedule for meals soon "went out of the window" too, while housemates ceased to exercise or tidy their beds in the morning.

Davina then shared some advice for this testing time: "Have a shower every day, put clothes on instead of your trackies, do your hair, wear nice underwear and feed yourself proper meals – not for anyone else, but for you."

Get yourself in a healthy headspace – it really helps.

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