Friday 23 February 2018

Sam Giffen and Alex Cannon kicked out of Big Brother house in shock double eviction

Alex Cannon and Sam Giffen
Alex Cannon and Sam Giffen

Laura Harding

Big Brother contestants Sam Giffen and Alex Cannon have been ejected from the reality show house in a surprise double eviction, just a day before the final.

The two contestants were made to leave by the back door of the house with no fanfare.

There was no crowd and they were not interviewed by host Emma Willis.

During a fairground task they were told by fortune telling machine Zoltar that the public had been voting and they were the least popular housemates.

After receiving the news, Cannon said he was "devastated," adding: "I had a feeling something was going to go do down. It doesn't half test you and test your character."

Giffen said: "I'm ready to go home. I'm ready to get out of this mad house but devastated to not to get to the end. I'm proud we have come this far. It was absolute mental torture but an amazing experience."

The other housemates were devastated by the news, with Jason Burrill saying of Cannon: "I've lost a guy who helped me get through hard times in here, who stood by me and understood me and who I thought would probably win this."

Earlier in the game, housemates Andy West and Jackson Blyton were told they were the most memorable housemates while Burrill and Jayne Connery were told they were the least happy.

Later, the remaining six housemates told they were finalists on the show.

The news was too much for Evelyn Ellis, who confided in Hughie Maughan: "I've got so excited I wet myself."

The group were also shown a slideshow of their time in the house.

The live final will be broadcast on Channel 5 on Tuesday.

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