Two housemates are waving goodbye to the Big Brother house today in a surprise double eviction which will see the first boys exit the reality TV show.
Jon, Federico and Cameron were nominated for the chop earlier this week after the shocked housemates were told that two of them would be leaving this evening instead of just one.
Big Brother bosses had promised to introduce a new element in an attempt to spice things up and stop the show, now in its fourth year, becoming stale.
The housemates gasped in horror as the new twist was revealed, while sci-fi nerd Jon suggested the reason for the rule change was an effort to “mix it up” because they were being so boring.
The boy-girl balance in the house was set to be restored after tonight’s evictions.
The last three weeks have seen only girls – Anouska, Justine and Sissy - kicked out of the house, leading to fears that the women were being picked off one by one by the voting public.
But tonight two boys are set to walk up the stairs and back into the outside world in three dramatic eviction night specials on Channel 4
During the first show, the housemate with most votes will be evicted.
The voting lines will then reopen for viewers to vote for the second person to leave the house.
The three potential evictees took the news of their nominations quite differently.
Cameron Stout, 32, from the Orkney Islands, smiled and looked excited, but nervous as his name was read out.
This week the shy Scot has shown more than just a passing interest in fellow contestant Steph, before turning his attentions on Nush as the pair pretended to kiss while sucking each other’s thumbs.
Glaswegian waiter Federico Martone, 23, has continued to court controversy with his outrageous opinions on women, seeming to be encouraged further by the other housemates furious reaction to his remarks.
He also nearly caused the group to fail their fourth weekly task when he did not manage to get into his super hero costume quick enough.
Federico had already botched the first two tasks, meaning a seriously depleted shopping budget for the group.
Luckily the housemates were allowed one mistake and managed to complete the rest of the challenge successfully, meaning they have more to spend on supplies next week.
Meanwhile loveable bore Jon Tickle, 29, from Staines, west London, managed a record fourth week in the running for eviction after failing to endear himself to the others yet again.
The data strategy manager with a love of Star Wars and wacky inventions has thrown himself into his role as house gardener and also continued to harass Big Brother with his frequent trips to the Diary Room.
In one particularly long diatribe, Jon complained of “some quite fundamental errors” in the design of the house and the garden.
He also complained that the behind-the-scenes staff were like a “herd of elephants” who he said “make more noise than I thought was humanly possible”.
Jon went on: “I know I stomp around a lot but I can tiptoe and I’m sure these guys can too. And if they’ve got colds, why come into work?”
But the whinger claimed to be “only joking” after finally ending his rant.
Jon also clashed with Nush, branding her “deceitful and brazen” while she said he was “an absolute piffling fool”.
The row erupted when Nush announced she had found her lip gloss, after accusing the boys of pinching it.