The trio had been sent away after a savage face-to-face nomination, which left Tom in particular seething, and even more so as he watched the other housemates’ antics without them.
Ahead of a surprise return to the garden during Tuesday’s episode, the butcher from Somerset said in the Diary Room: ‘We’re all under the agreement that whoever goes in, is going to put all three people’s points across and say exactly what we’re all thinking.’
But things didn’t quite go to plan.
When the highly-anticipated confrontation actually occurred, Jenkin began by saying: ‘I went in there with my head held high and opinions very strong of most of you, unfortunately, my opinions have changed now.
‘I’ve seen conversations which have been had about us and about yourselves which has changed my opinion on a lot of things.’
He savagely went on to say he’d felt like Big Brother had turned into a ‘children’s programme’, warning Olivia, Noky, Matty, Yinrun and Henry: ‘You need to remember why you’re here, who you are and what you came here for.
‘Stop thinking about the outside, think about yourselves, and stay true to yourselves.’
He now wishes he’d held his tongue, telling Metro.co.uk: ‘I wish I’d bit my tongue more, because I was first, I was like, “I’m just going to say what’s on my mind.”
‘I never wanted to leave with a bitter taste in my mouth, and I think by leaving in a way of calling people out isn’t the best way to best your experience when you’ve had a life-changing experience, like I’m never ever going to forget this.
‘I never wanted to leave on a negative note, so part of me wishes I’d bit my tongue more.’
Meanwhile, Tom didn’t confront his housemates as harshly as he’d planned on, and admitted he was a ‘fraud’.
Echoing Jenkin’s comments, back in the house, Tom had told the remaining housemates: ‘It feels like you guys are losing yourselves a bit towards the end, you do need to remember you guys are here for a reason and you’ve made it this far because of who you are, remember that.’
He concluded, on a lighter note: ‘I wish you all the best and hope you have a great last few days, and stop worrying. You’ve made it this far, I hope you enjoy yourselves for the last bit, and what happens, happens.’
Tom was accused of ‘not living up to his word’ by Big Brother fans, with one saying his confrontational plan had ‘flopped’ and others questioning why he didn’t give the housemates ‘a piece of his mind’.
However, he’s now admitted he doesn’t regret reigning in his final words.
He told us: ‘The way it went down, we only had 45 seconds to get across what we had to say.
‘So I was like, well do I want my last 45 seconds in this once in a lifetime experience to be me shouting at people, and being an a** to them, or do I just want to say one or two little things and be like, “Look we do support you, keep being yourselves,” because everyone in there clearly needs that reassurance a bit.
‘So I thought you know what, swallow my pride a little bit, look like an absolute fraud, but I’ll just leave on a high note as opposed to shouting at people because I’d just regret that in years to come.’
Nonetheless, the pair were both glad to be out of the house, saying they felt as though it were the right time.
‘I felt like it was my time to go, I think I’ve been ready to go since the start of week five. I’ve felt mentally drained,’ Tom said.
Jenkin added: ‘I feel slightly glad to be out, I feel bad saying that. But yeah, it feels like it’s been a long five and a half weeks and I just really missed normality.
‘I’m glad now that we’re out and we can breathe again, and we can like actually watch the show with viewers.’
Tom elsewhere admitted he knew he’d made mistakes and judged people from first impressions.
He revealed: ‘There are a few things I’ve probably done that I do regret but I think it’s probably going to help me in the long run grow as a person.
‘I’ve learned things in that house that maybe if I didn’t make a mistake here or there, that I wouldn’t have learned – and that’s the whole reason I went in there.
‘I wanted to learn more about myself and learn more about different people from different backgrounds, just different lifestyles, and I feel like I’ve done that and maybe if I hadn’t made mistakes I’ve made, then I wouldn’t have learned certain things about myself.’
Big Brother continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
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