Celebrity Big Brother 2015 - the top 5 moments
Published 24/09/2015 | 10:47
It's the end of another Celebrity Big Brother series on Channel 5. This edition featured a UK vs USA theme which has delivered moments of high drama and genuine hilarity. We look back at five standout moments.
1. Jarrah's fake eviction and return.
The twist-within-a-twist that saw US stars Farrah Abraham and Jenna Jameson fake-evicted into a luxury secret suite to spy on their former housemates was, hands down, the highlight of this series.
The pair, who had become firm friends, were under the false impression their individual popularity had swayed the vote in their favour.
In actual fact, viewers loathed their cattiness towards fellow housemates; the joke was on them, but they didn't know it at the time.
Big Brother told the girls they'd live in opulence while keeping an eye on the house and having the power to decide who'd be next to face the public vote for eviction.
Or so they thought.
In reality, their nomination choices gave the housemates selected immunity from eviction.
Big Brother further stirred the pot by letting the house in on the fake eviction secret; the only way to save themselves was to get nominated, and in order to get nominated, housemates would have to be as nasty as possible while Jarrah, as the two women dubbed themselves, were eavesdropping.
When they eventually returned to the house, and Big Brother revealed the twist-within-a-twist, Jarrah's faces dropped to Australia.
2. James and Austin's bromance.
Big Brother has sparked a number of romances over the years, but it's the friendship between Austin Armacost (most famous for being an ex-boyfriend of fashion designer Marc Jacobs) and The Apprentice's ladies' man James Hill that has been the defining relationship of this series of CBB.
Fans are fascinated by this friendship between a straight man and a gay housemate, who is also married. The two contestants have exchanged confidences, shared a bed, argued and play-fought during their stint in the house - and it's all been played out live on air.
3. Stevi and Chloe-Jasmine's bizarre romance.
An X Factor wedding looks set to happen after this couple, who found love on the show, got engaged.
Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and Stevi Ritchie met when they were contestants on the ITV talent show in 2014. But living in the CBB house has given viewers a flavour of their relationship, and the more cynical are convinced this hook-up is a "showmance" designed for lucrative magazine deals.
Working class Ritchie and posh Whichello are as unlikely and odd a match as having apple crumble with Marmite, and even Big Brother presenter Emma Willis cast doubt on their union, saying she "wasn't sure" about them when she appeared on sister show Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side.
The couple's toe-curling public displays of affection have annoyed most of their fellow housemates and made viewers cringe.
4. Bobby Davro's arachnophobia.
Who knew the comedian was so scared of spiders? While relaxing with Ritchie in the tower, Davro spotted one of the eight-legged creatures and revealed his fear of them to the X Factor star.
Ritchie told the funny man he'd handle it... and then asked TV presenter Gail Porter for assistance!
The two men stood back while the 44-year-old scooped up the spider, but a terrified Davro screamed when he spotted it on her back.
5. Tila Tequila's exit.
Just one day after the latest series got under way, the 33-year-old glamour model was removed from the house for allegedly posting a series of anti-Semitic remarks online.
A Channel 5 spokesman said: "Unfortunately, Channel 5 and Endemol did not know about the views and attitudes Tila had expressed in social media postings prior to her involvement in Celebrity Big Brother.
"When they were brought to our attention, she was called to the Diary Room for a discussion with producers and was subsequently removed from the house.
"The views Tila had expressed, and permitted to remain uncorrected, are totally unacceptable and, accordingly, her continued involvement in the programme was untenable."
The Playboy model, whose real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, was born in Singapore to Vietnamese parents. She is best known for her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila.
Celebrity Big Brother's final airs on TV3 at 9pm.