Travis Perkins

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Housemate [Series 7] on Big Brother (Australia)

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  • Travis was born in 1975 and is a truck driver from Pakenham, Victoria, who works for Safeway. He describes himself as straight-up, honest and caring. He was a child model and is currently married with a son named Jesse, who was born with a rare condition in which he cannot grow teeth. Travis missed Jesse's third birthday on Day 84. Travis was chosen for the 2004 Big Brother house but chose not to enter as his wife was pregnant at the time. He had long been considered a favourite to win this series of Big Brother, however, two weeks before the finale, there was a lot of backlash with speculation as to whether his "ocker" character was genuine. On Day 99, Travis was evicted with 18% of the merged save votes, finishing in third place.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Travis Perkins

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  • Quotes (20)

    • Travis: (revealing his friend died while he was in the "Big Brother" house) BB told me that he'd passed away and said (Adam) didn't want me to leave and that his dying wish was that I stay in there and he's proud of me. It was bloody hard. I'll hold a memorial for him once this is all over.

    • Travis: (asked if he had any regrets from his "Big Brother" experience) No. I don't have any regrets in life and I didn't have any regrets from the House. I will make mistakes, I have made mistakes and I'm going to continue to make them when I leave here, because it's all about the person who you are and you learn from them and that's the way I treated the House. I didn't go in there trying to be perfect; it's just what you do. I stuffed up probably a few times; it's just what I do. I don't know, what do you do? Nah I don't really have any regrets in life and I have none in the House. If you would put me back in there tomorrow, you may as well press play on the last 99 days, 'cause that's all you're going to see again.

    • Travis: (asked who he thought would win the 7th season of "Big Brother") I said Monday night I would've preferred Aleisha, I had at that stage Zach, Aleisha and Billy to pick from, but I just thought Aleisha deserved to win. I won't change that but I think Zach might win. I think the gay community have got a massive support out there and that's good because they should be able to stand up for what they believe. It's only who you sleep with, it doesn't mean that you haven't got brothers and sisters - you drive in the same roads, you shop in the same shops and you eat the same food - it doesn’t matter who you bunk with to me. They're still someone's brother, someone's sister, so I reckon he should be proud and I think he's doing his community proud, and good on him. I think his support will be bigger than Aleisha's, I reckon.

    • Travis: (on "Big Brother" finalists, Zach and Aleisha) I think they're very nice bloody people, both of them. Like Aleisha's got a lot to offer, she's a young little jellybeany thing. And I've said in there if you could ever adopt an adult you'd adopt her, because she's like a bouncy little jellybeany thing and she's full of life and she's a good kid, and I think that's why she's there. And I reckon she's been the same all the way through. I reckon Zach's there because, it seems as if everyone that's gone through there, within reason, on this journey has probably reached a nice comfortable level around the week seveny mark - that's where Zach is now. He's quite cruisey and cushy, that's why he's still here now. He's really feeling comfortable, not that I never did in the joint, but Zach's at his peak now. He's peaking and he's still there because he's a bloody nice bloke and he's proud of his community and he should be, and he's a nice bloke. He deserves to be there and either of them deserves to win because they're nice people.

    • Travis: (on his least favorite thing in the "Big Brother" house) Oh the food yeah, tofu was bloody ordinary mate. The best spot for tofu is in the bin. That and bloody brown rice and red kidney beans and chuck peas - I don't care if I never see it ever again. Staples, that's all they're good for, is holding bloody bits of paper together. That's all they are, staples. I didn't like the food but then it was good towards the end. But I wasn't gonna whinge because we weren't put in there to be on a holiday camp, we were put in there to be tested, and we were tested, but it was those that didn't get effected by it too much that seemed to just cruise along. And I don't let things get to me. There's so much more in life and people in there sometimes worry about silly little things. They don't bother me, you know what I mean. I've got other things in life that are more important to me, so people worrying about little trivial things because their hair's not sitting right or because their crows are a bit creased or their clothes have been taxed from five weeks, those things don't get to me, they're all part of it.

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    Trivia (31)

    • Travis was the 19th person evicted from Big Brother. He was evicted on a double eviction with fellow housemate Billy.

    • Travis won Friday Night Live on 'Seven Deadly Sins' night, on 20th July, 2007.

    • Travis injured his back during one night of games on Friday Night Live, when he fell off a balance beam.

    • Travis was chosen for the 2004 series of Big Brother but chose not to enter as his wife was pregnant at the time.

    • Travis' son, Jesse, was born with a rare condition in which he cannot grow teeth.

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