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CBB's Bradley Riches felt "uncomfortable" over Fern-Nikita row

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CBB star "uncomfortable" during Fern-Nikita rowITV

Celebrity Big Brother star Bradley Riches has admitted to feeling "uncomfortable" during Fern Britton and Nikita Kuzmin's row.

The former This Morning presenter and Strictly Come Dancing professional had a series of disagreements leading up to Friday's (March 22) live finale, stemming from Fern feeling as if her housemate had spoken condescendingly about her age.

Nikita appeared to be caught off guard that he'd said anything wrong, and it took several conversations before the two could hash things out.

The scenes caused a huge stir online, with Nikita's girlfriend speaking out on his behalf and Fern being booed during a live eviction special.

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Speaking to the Radio Times about the situation, recently evicted housemate Bradley recalled feeling like he was in an "awkward situation".

"It was a bit uncomfortable, and I was so unaware that they weren't always seeing eye to eye," he remembered. "And that was the first time that I saw it, and it was a bit, like, one of those weird moments. They've cleared the air, and they're all great."

The Heartstopper star acknowledged that he'd been "so oblivious" to any trouble brewing that he was surprised to see the two butting heads.

"I haven't watched anything back so I don't know how it translated, but it was just a bit awkward, and it was a bit of miscommunication," he said.

There was an unintentional coda to the row when Nikita accidentally bumped into Fern during a game, though she was sure to clarify that it was an accident.

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Fern was checked out by medics in the Diary Room and eventually released back into the house, where Nikita was the first housemate waiting to see if she was okay.

Celebrity Big Brother airs Sundays through Fridays at 9pm on ITV1 and the ITV Hub, followed by Late & Live on ITV2 immediately following each new episode.

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