Big Brother star Shane Vincent struck up quite the bromance with housemate Chad Hurst before his eviction on Sunday.
And now the 39-year-old has revealed the tragic reason they became such fast friends in the house.
The marriage celebrant confessed they bonded over losing a parent at a young age.
Tragic: On Monday, Big Brother star Shane Vincent (pictured) revealed to New Idea magazine the tragic reason behind his friendship with Chad Hurst- they both lost a parent at a young age
‘The death of my mother was a massive challenge to me, she died quite young of bowel cancer,’ he told New Idea magazine.
‘Chad had the loss of his father as well, we both connected on that level of losing parents quite young,’ he added.
Shane explained that his mother’s death, a decade ago, had taken a huge toll on his ‘mental health’.
‘Chad (pictured) had the loss of his father as well, we both connected on that level of losing parents quite young,’ Shane said, adding that they often stayed up late at night talking about it in scenes which didn’t make it to air
Shane and Chad, who slept in beds next to each other in the house, would often stay up late at night, pouring their hearts out to one another.
‘It’s hard during Big Brother when you have to sit back and forget about the cameras, but you have to trust someone in there. It ended up being Chad for me,’ he said.
Shane posted a tribute to Chad to Instagram following his eviction on Sunday.
‘It’s hard during Big Brother when you have to sit back and forget about the cameras, but you have to trust someone in there. It ended up being Chad for me,’ Shane said (both pictured)
‘The bromance was real, it’s up to my boy now to take home the win,’ he said, accompanied by an image of the good mates hugging each other.
Chad also shared a touching post, sharing an image of himself looking forlorn still in the house.
‘Heartbreaking eviction seeing Shane Vincent leaving the house tonight. Always great energy and big smiles when this guy around,’ he said.
Tribute: Chad shared a tribute to Shane to Instagram following his eviction. He shared an image of himself in the house looking forlorn and said ‘Heartbreaking eviction seeing Shane Vincent leaving the house tonight. Always great energy and big smiles when this guy around.’
After being booted off the show on Sunday, Shane has revealed what it is really like in the big brother compound.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the Tweed Heads resident said that he’d often see the odd crew member on set and even hear some noises between the walls of the compound.
‘Sometimes you’ll see like the odd camera man hanging out here and there or noises in between the walls and stuff like that,’ Shane explained.
Spilling the details: Meanwhile on Wednesday, Shane told Daily Mail Australia what it’s really like on the show – from seeing crew on set to hearing noises between the walls
‘I was up early some days walking around the house and you’d see the odd cameraman’s arm pop out, and you’d be like, “oh, there’s a person!”
Shane said that while the show was an ‘awesome experience,’ he did struggle a little being away from his family and sometimes found it hard to sleep at night while on set.
‘There’s a few elements of the show that was difficult,’ he said.
Compound life: ‘Sometimes you’ll see like the odd camera man hanging out here and there or noises in between the walls and stuff like that,’ Shane said
‘Befriending people and basically having to go and stab them in the back. It’s so mentally draining, you’re always on, you never really sleep, you’re always thinking about who you have to go after, how to win,’ he added.
There are currently 12 housemates left in the house vying for the enviable $250,000 cash prize.
Australia will vote for a winner next month during a live finale when there are only three stars remaining.
Big Brother Australia continues Sunday at 7:00pm on Seven
‘There’s a few elements of the show that was difficult,’ Shane said, added his missed his family (Pictured with one-year-old daughter Elkie)