Evicted l'Anson backs Kenzie for celeb BB

DJ Lisa I’Anson backed Blazin’ Squad rapper Kenzie to win Celebrity Big Brother after she was evicted from the house.

DJ Lisa I’Anson backed Blazin’ Squad rapper Kenzie to win Celebrity Big Brother after she was evicted from the house.

Lisa hailed the 19-year-old as a “gentlemen” as she recalled her time in the Channel 4 reality TV contest.

The 39-year-old thought she was playing a game of hide-and-seek last night only to find that she was the victim of a surprise eviction.

She smiled in the diary room on learning the news and said: “Oh my God! That’s amazing.”

I’Anson secured just 3% of the public vote, in which viewers were asked who they wanted to win.

The housemates had earlier nominated their fellow celebrities for eviction, unaware Big Brother had been holding a public vote to decide the next star to leave.

While I’Anson left, the others were finding hiding places for their game of hide and seek.

I’Anson told Channel Four host Davina McCall: “I love it. I love it but I’m glad to be out.

“I’ll get over the outfit and I’ll see them all on Sunday.”

She added: “Everybody is such good friends.”

The DJ backed Kenzie to win and said: “He got thrown in the deep end, but he’s a gentleman.”

She refused to get upset over scoring such a paltry share of the vote in the popularity contest.

She joked: “That’s great. Thanks … Kenzie is going to win.

“I am quite mouthy, quite bossy, quite opinionated. I will tell people what I think.”

On housemate John McCririck, she said: “John is such a complex individual.

“One minute, I think he’s an absolute honey. The next he’s a pain. If I see him, of course I will speak with him.”

Meanwhile, I’Anson spoke warmly of her friendship with model Caprice, describing the blonde as her “baby”.

“Bez is a law unto himself … a real Calamity James,” she added.

Summing up her experience, she said: “We have laughed … Already, I want to get back in.

“The problems were the nights and alarm calls. I am looking forward to sleeping in a normal bed.”

The eviction has been expensive for bookmakers William Hill, which received five different four-figure bets.

Kenzie remains the 8-13 favourite to win.

“Lisa was the subject of a real old fashioned gamble. We took a number of four figure bets including one punter from Kensington who turned up with £7,000 (€10,100) in cash wanting to back Lisa to go.

"John was a good result for us, but this has more than wiped out our winnings,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

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