Thursday 18 January 2018

'That's SHOWBIZ Simon!' - Big Brother fans react to housemate Simon Gross and shock Timebomb eviction

Simon Gross was evicted from the Big Brother house just an hour after entering
Simon Gross was evicted from the Big Brother house just an hour after entering
Simon Gross arriving to enter the house during the launch of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme Big Brother Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Simon Gross is evicted from the Big Brother house on the launch night of the latest series
Undated Channel 5 handout photo of Simon Gross, 46, from Kent who is one of the housemates in Big Brother:Timebomb starting on Tuesday 12th May. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brother. Photo credit should read:Channel 5/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Big Brother 2015 kicked off last night with 16 contestants arriving at the infamous house only to be reduced to 15 by the end of the show thanks to a shock eviction.

Simon Gross (46) was the unlucky casualty of Big Brother's first evil Timebomb twist and was evicted after five minutes in the company of his fellow housemates.

The vast majority of wide-eyed housemates were booed on arrival by the rowdy audience as they strutted up the walkway for their first interview with host Emma Willis, but none drew such scathing hisses as Simon.

His penchant for screaming 'showbiz' at every opportunity grated on audience and viewers alike within seconds of his high-octane arrival, with fans on Twitter predicting he would drive the other housemates - and show viewers - nuts.

When Simon was evicted shortly afterwards, becoming the quickest evictee in the history of the show, there was a collective social media sigh of relief. 

Here are some of the best reactions to 'Mr Showbiz' as he calls himself...

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