Shaun Williamson gets CBB boot on the day before the big final
The last leg of the competition now lies between the five remaining housemates.
Actor Shaun Williamson has left the Celebrity Big Brother in a shock eviction, leaving only five finalists in with a chance of being crowned series winner.
The EastEnders star became the eighth person to be kicked out of the Channel 5 house following Thursday’s public vote, leaving the last leg of the competition between Sarah Harding, Jemma Lucy, Sam Thompson, Derek Acorah, Amelia Lily and Chad Johnson.
The big reveal came after an exciting day for the housemates, who were treated to a visit – and some awkward challenges – from the former housemates.
Williamson was the first in line and was instructed by first evictee Marissa Jade to dress up as and behave like a dog.
His exit apparently came as a shock to remaining housemates and viewers alike, but he said quickly: “It’s all good…it’s not a problem”.
An outraged Jenna836 commented on Twitter: “Can’t believe this! He didn’t deserve that!” while Susan BCAv added: “He was a genuine gent”.
Can't believe this!!!! He didn't deserve that!!— jenna836 (@jenna836) August 24, 2017
He was a genuine gent— Susan BCAv (@BTCSusan) August 24, 2017
Gutted. He was my winner from the start. pic.twitter.com/XWdXh84ngj— Kerryann (@Kezbombs) August 24, 2017
Pam K added: “Absolutely gutted here, Shaun didn’t deserve a backdoor eviction at all!”
absolutely gutted here, Shaun didn't deserve a backdoor eviction at all! #CBB 😔 x— Pam K 🐱💗 (@KittyKatPK) August 24, 2017
Awww gutted really liked shaun 😣— Kirsty Morgan (@Welshangel88) August 24, 2017
Wrong person evicted— geraldine (@ger1977) August 24, 2017
Another paid tribute to Williamson’s handling of the vote, posting: “I think a backdoor eviction is mean at this late stage but luckily Shaun is mature enough to handle it.”
I think a backdoor eviction is mean at this late stage but luckily Shaun is mature enough to handle it.— condemnedmale (@condemnedmale) August 24, 2017
The final Celebrity Big Brother showdown will air at 9pm on Channel 5 on Friday.