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Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt Open Up About 'Celebrity Big Brother,' Death Threats And 'Feigned' Villainy

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After getting booted off "Celebrity Big Brother UK," Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have opened up about their experience on the reality show -- saying that they felt both threatened and vilified during the competition.

According to an earlier HuffPost report, Montag and Pratt had received death threats from fans of the show because of their bad behavior toward the other contestants.

"The American couple have become the most reviled contestants in the history of the show and Big Brother chiefs will ensure they get close protection from minders when they eventually exit the house," reported the Daily Star last week.

Indeed, as Hollyscoop reports, the world's "most hated reality TV couple" were accompanied by former Marine bodyguards when they left the show as runners-up last week.

Speidi is now opening up about their time on the TV show, claiming that they were often scared for their lives.

We didn’t sleep much at all," Pratt said of the experience, according to the Hollywood Gossip. "I always had one eye open. We were watching them thinking they were going to try and kill us in our sleep."

Pratt admitted that he and Montag had sometimes behaved badly during the show, but insisted that they had hammed up their villainy to play the game.

“They brought us in to be Speidi and stir it all up. I feel like a cartoon character. My talent for some odd reason, is being an a**hole" he said.

According to the Daily Mail, Pratt had previously broken down during an emotional dinner with his Big Brother housemates.

"In my heart I do care about everyone. I told Big Brother you gave me the wrong cast -- it's been very difficult for me to be awful but you know, I just got to be the bad guy -- just got to be the baddie and I had to step up and pay my bills," Pratt is quoted as saying. "I can't come all the way from America and not be the bad guy cos that's not what they cast me for."

Despite Speidi's best efforts, former "X Factor" contestant Rylan Clark eventually beat out the former "Hills" pair for the "Big Brother" win.

"I've never met two people who have made me feel so uncomfortable in my life," Clark said of Pratt and Montag, according to MTV. "I'd tell them, Don't come back."

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