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Old 06-09-2013, 00:43
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that's every single night then.

I think it's safe to say he's no longer a 'recovering' alcoholic
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:46
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Bruce Battersby ?

Les Battersby or Bruce Jones ?
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:47
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he hasn't so much fallen off the wagon as driven the wagon off a cliff top...
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:53
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What's Mc Giffin's excuse?
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:54
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What's Mc Giffin's excuse?
she doesn't believe she's an alcoholic
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:54
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How do you know that it isn't the alcohol free type of lager? Even if it isn't, I've not seen him drunk once so why can't he have a couple of beers when it's obvious that he can handle it now.
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:54
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Same with Sophie - didn't she do rehab - she got hammered a few times.

Charlotte wet the bed and gets v messy when she drinks but......

Bruce has to be forgiven after watching Leather Chops getting so wiped out she had to be carried to bed.

Only Abz seems to lay off the booze. Good man Abz. He must hate it in that house when they start drinking
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:56
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Bruce Battersby ?

Les Battersby or Bruce Jones ?
Yeah, but where does one end and another begin?

Bruce Battersby seems apt.
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:57
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How do you know that it isn't the alcohol free type of lager? Even if it isn't, I've not seen him drunk once so why can't he have a couple of beers when it's obvious that he can handle it now.
BB doesn't supply them with alcohol-free beers - no drama in that
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Old 06-09-2013, 00:58
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Yeah, but where does one end and another begin?

Bruce Battersby seems apt.
Wife Battersby
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:03
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I kinda feel bad for Bruce.. I dunno why I just do, hope he gets a break when he gets out.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:05
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I kinda feel bad for Bruce.. I dunno why I just do, hope he gets a break when he gets out.
he just mentioned he plays the lottery each week

he must be desperate. Does he still live in a caravan?
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:07
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Bruce Battersby ?

Les Battersby or Bruce Jones ?
I was confused then I knew I recognised the name but couldn't figure out who it meant for a second!
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:15
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Same with Sophie - didn't she do rehab - she got hammered a few times.
I wouldn't say hammered. She had a few beers in there, but she never got sloppy drunk, that I saw.

It's an odd one, isn't it? I'm in no sense an expert on rehab but there do appear to be various models. Some demand total abstinence, whereas in others, it seems to be okay if you lay off the particular substance you had a problem with, in Sophie's case, cocaine.

There was something a bit bizarre, or quite funny about her lecturing the other housemates about the dangers of drugs while chugging on a cold one, admittedly, but hopefully, it won't do her any harm.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:51
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How do you know that it isn't the alcohol free type of lager? Even if it isn't, I've not seen him drunk once so why can't he have a couple of beers when it's obvious that he can handle it now.
Because he's an alcoholic and alcoholics aren't suddenly able to handle their drink in the long run, I'm surprised he's drinking even though its just a couple as he's been on numerous shows saying he's a recovering alcoholic
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:37
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Because he's an alcoholic and alcoholics aren't suddenly able to handle their drink in the long run, I'm surprised he's drinking even though its just a couple as he's been on numerous shows saying he's a recovering alcoholic
There is no such thing as a recovering alcoholic, he will always be an alcoholic he is only one drink away, ether you drink or you don't. If you have a problem with drink you cannot just choose to have a few beers in the evening, trust me it does not work like that.....
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:42
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that's every single night then.

I think it's safe to say he's no longer a 'recovering' alcoholic
I did hear him say that he can't drink spirits, maybe he can cope with a couple of beers ?
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:59
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I kinda feel bad for Bruce.. I dunno why I just do, hope he gets a break when he gets out.
Fair enough but no reason why he should walk back into a very well paid job on the tele.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:59
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There is no such thing as a recovering alcoholic, he will always be an alcoholic he is only one drink away, ether you drink or you don't. If you have a problem with drink you cannot just choose to have a few beers in the evening, trust me it does not work like that.....
I know! I'm a recovering alcoholic myself one day at a time for 14years I'm sorry I've just read back at my post and my words were all wrong! Sorry if I confused you
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:42
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There is no such thing as a recovering alcoholic, he will always be an alcoholic he is only one drink away, ether you drink or you don't. If you have a problem with drink you cannot just choose to have a few beers in the evening, trust me it does not work like that.....
Okay, but then Bruce obviously isn't an alcoholic, as he seems to be just about coping, in a stressful situation, with a few beers a night.

Obviously, if he goes on an Incredible Hulk type bender once he gets out, I'll eat, or possibly even drink my words.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:56
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Bruce isn't an alcoholic, he suffers from bouts of depression, when he has these bouts he drinks too much. A recovering alcoholic would not be able to cope with just one or two drinks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:59
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I wonder if some of them go in there as an economy form of rehab sometimes.
I wish we knew how much alcohol the house were given, I don't think it's as much as some people on here imagine.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:04
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BB doesn't supply them with alcohol-free beers - no drama in that
oh yes they do, I can't remember which series it was but one of the housemates always was given alcohol free drink.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:22
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Bruce isn't an alcoholic, he suffers from bouts of depression, when he has these bouts he drinks too much. A recovering alcoholic would not be able to cope with just one or two drinks.
Yeah. Also, however good the money was, would anyone who had a serious alcohol problem, to the point they had to go into rehab, no fooling about, be allowed, either by their physician or the producers (though more the former than the latter, to be fair) to go on the show in the first place? Some, it seems, are far too quick to judge based on what they might have read, second hand, of course, in the UK redtops.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:46
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Yeah. Also, however good the money was, would anyone who had a serious alcohol problem, to the point they had to go into rehab, no fooling about, be allowed, either by their physician or the producers (though more the former than the latter, to be fair) to go on the show in the first place? Some, it seems, are far too quick to judge based on what they might have read, second hand, of course, in the UK redtops.
Bruce Jones is on record several times, to anybody that would listen (pay), and admits he's an alcoholic (maybe not now but he certainly used to). Red tops or not he said it.
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