Tuesday 16 January 2018

Lionel Blair booted off Celebrity Big Brother

Lionel Blair is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House
Lionel Blair is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House

Nina Massey

Lionel Blair has become the third housemate to be evicted from this series of Celebrity Big Brother.

When his name was called, the 82-year-old said to remaining housemates: "I told you. I don't know why, but I expected it."

The entertainer left the house with the remaining housemates chanting his name and was greeted by a cheering crowd as he performed a magic trick before before being interviewed.

When asked how he felt about being evicted, Lionel said: "A bit sad because I love them all. But I have missed my family so much, I can't tell you."

He said that although one of the oldest people ever to enter the Celebrity Big Brother House, he had asked producers not to treat him any differently.

"I wanted to be like one of them."

Lionel said the thing he had found most difficult about being in the house was nominating people for eviction.

"What I have found most difficult is going into the diary room and talking about people who I call my friends, and having to evict," added the entertainer.

He also said the one person he thought was playing a game was Casey Batchelor, 29, who he said was very aware of the cameras.

Lionel appeared shocked when showed footage of himself arguing with other housemates, but declared that he did not hold grudges.

After arguing with Luisa Zissman he said they kissed and made up and that he "loved her" because she doesn't lie.

Lionel added: "She says it like it is, and I think we are going to remain great friends."

He also said he would remain good friends with Ollie, and when asked who he wanted to win, said either Sam Faiers or the Made In Chelsea star.

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