Exclusive: Daniel Durston Talks ‘Big Brother’ Exit & the Mistreatment of Taylor Hale

On final night time’s episode of “Big Brother,” houseguest Daniel Durston was evicted with an eight to 1 vote.

The Elvis impersonator knew his recreation was in bother after his primary ally, Nicole Layog, was despatched packing the earlier week. In a last-ditch effort to avoid wasting his recreation, Daniel tried to persuade the houseguests that his Festie Bestie, Kyle Capener, was a much bigger risk. But ultimately, he could not rally sufficient votes to remain.

Heavy had the prospect to meet up with Daniel and chat about his eviction.

Here’s what it’s worthwhile to know.

Was Daniel Surprised by the Votes?


Earlier within the week, a number of houseguests, primarily Terrance Higgins, Jasmine Davis, and Indy Santos, appeared onboard to maintain Daniel within the recreation. Jasmine even tried to marketing campaign for Daniel, asking Alyssa Snider if she would think about casting her vote for Kyle.

But on eviction night time, solely Terrance voted to evict Kyle. Daniel stated he was not shocked by how the votes fell, telling us he noticed it coming.

“I 100% knew that was going to occur,” he stated. “Since Nicole left, I knew I used to be out subsequent. I really thought it was [going to] be 9 to zero as a result of I [would have respected] if [Terrance] wished to change over. But Terrance advised me three days earlier than, ‘Dude, I’m 100% providing you with my vote as a result of we’re boys,’ and he wished to show the love that I confirmed him when he was primarily [going to] go residence.”

Usually, when a houseguest is evicted, they trade hugs with the opposite gamers earlier than heading out the door, however Daniel wasted no time saying goodbye to his housemates.

He virtually sprinted out the door, hugging solely Terrance on his approach out.

Daniel spoke to us about his speedy exit.

“Terrance is my boy. I like that man. He might be my finest good friend for the remainder of my life,” he stated. “As a lot as I do know, or hope, that we’ll all get alongside [after the show], there are particular folks that you just join with on a a lot deeper degree personally and [on a game level].”

“He [is] the one one which saved me sane this final week and sparked hope in me,” he continued. “Jasmine [did] too, however she already began transitioning to the opposite facet and I respect that, however Terrance is my boy, and I simply wished to ensure I gave my final hug to the particular person I trusted most in the home.”

Daniel Talks Mistreatment of Taylor

Daniel obtained appreciable criticism on-line from followers who felt he mistreated houseguest Taylor Hale.

On the show, the 35-year-old was open about his dislike of the Michigan magnificence queen. At one level, throughout a dialog captured on the dwell feeds, he advised his fellow houseguests that he hated Taylor and that she did not should dwell usually.

On a separate event, Daniel blew up at Taylor, telling her to not converse to him till finale night time and even blamed her for Paloma’s impromptu departure from the show.

In our interview, Daniel addressed his habits in the direction of Taylor and tried to elucidate why he held such a destructive opinion of her.

“Ultimately, the dwell usually factor was particularly for the “Big Brother” world,” he advised us. “Obviously, that [is] laborious to specific, however under no circumstances would I ever need to say that or really feel that approach within the exterior world. That does not justify it however that’s what I meant.”

Daniel shared that he wished to align with Taylor within the first week, however stated he allowed different folks’s phrases to affect his opinion of her.

“The first week, I wished to align with [Taylor] as a result of as quickly as I met her, I knew she was a bada** and was [going to] kill this recreation,” he stated. “But on day 5 or so, once I began speaking to folks in regards to the replacements, everybody had one thing destructive to say, that she had rubbed them the mistaken approach. Nicole was the one one who vouched for her and wished to maintain her in the home.”

“First-week HOH is so laborious as a result of you do not know these folks, so it’s a must to go along with the home,” he continued. “I used to be being advised so many alternative destructive issues that I simply needed to go along with it after which Monte doubled down on the Paloma blow-up, so I simply needed to belief him. He’s very convincing, very persuasive. So from then, as a result of I had a lot love and belief in Paloma, my loyalty was along with her and Nicole, my feelings obtained the perfect of me.”

Daniel stated that, on reflection, he needs he had dealt with the Taylor scenario in another way, admitting he might have been too fast to consider the opposite houseguests tales about Taylor.

“The Paloma, Monte, [and] and Nicole [situations], I used to be not there for these moments and that [is] undoubtedly my failure and flaw that I not less than did not step again and ask the query in entrance of each of them and type of resolve it,” he advised us.

“It’s unlucky that I simply trusted those I used to be loyal to, however in that recreation it’s a must to and it, sadly, did not work out for me,” he continued.

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Daniel additionally addressed a press release he made about Taylor early on within the season.

During his HOH reign, Daniel stated he was afraid Taylor would “explode” if she came upon she was being focused.

The assertion upset followers who felt Daniel made an assumption about Taylor based on race.

In our interview, Daniel defined why he made that assertion, telling us that he noticed himself in Taylor.

“I noticed myself in Taylor from the second I met her,” he stated. “[I saw her] being a bada**, a loyal particular person, a killer participant, so I believed, first week, nobody desires to go on the block and I believed she can be extra vocal about it, [like] I might be, so seeing that in her I knew [it] can be a foul transfer for me.”

Rewind: Daniel Reveals What He Would Do Differently if He Could Play Again

In our interview, we requested Daniel what he would do in another way if he may play “Big Brother” once more.

The Ontario native stated he would play a much less emotional recreation.

“I might attempt additional laborious to take away emotion, although that [is] a part of who I’m,” he stated. “Even if I [was] heated, I might need to not less than method it as ‘can we not less than talk about this in entrance of everybody or in a gaggle setting’… versus simply saying what I believed within the second.”

Daniel Shares What He Is Looking Forward to on Finale Night

Daniel additionally revealed what he’s most wanting ahead to on finale night time.

“I’m wanting ahead to speaking to Taylor. That [is] my primary precedence,” he advised us.

He additionally stated he desires to handle anybody who he “damage or offended on the show.”

“Those are my priorities,” he stated. “I believe transferring ahead all of us will get alongside. I really feel like Taylor and I did easy it over, which I’m positive wasn’t aired.”

He continued, “[I definitely want to make] positive I can apologize for particular issues versus simply saying it for no motive. I sit up for reconnecting with Taylor, for positive.”

Stay tuned for extra “Big Brother 24” updates.


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