Odds slashed as Lucy fails house shopping task

Lucy Pinder appeared to be heading for the exit in the first 'Celebrity Big Brother' eviction today.

Lucy Pinder appeared to be heading for the exit in the first 'Celebrity Big Brother' eviction today.

Bookmakers slashed the odds on the glamour model being voted out tonight after she failed her part of the house shopping task.

Pinder, 25, faces the public vote alongside Ulrika Jonsson, whose duet with actor Verne Troyer proved a surprise hit on the show’s website.

As part of the shopping task, 'Big Brother' set Jonsson and Troyer the challenge of performing Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross’ classic 'Endless Love' for the housemates, and getting 10,000 views of the video.

Despite the pair completely murdering the song, the video proved a huge hit - 81,483 by the end of the challenge at 11pm and more than 100,000 by this afternoon.

Ladbrokes now make Pinder 4-11 for the chop, with Jonsson at 2-1.

Discussing the eviction in the smoking room, Terry Christian and Coolio agreed Jonsson seemed to be safe.

“She’s staying isn’t she?” Christian said.

“I’m sure she’s more popular than Lucy. She’s been on TV all these years.” said Coolio.

“And 81,000 hits on the website,” said Terry, “and she’s funny. And she’s funny when she gets annoyed.”

Meanwhile, the women in the house were unhappy with the meagre rations they were given after failing the shopping task.

Their food budget was cut to £1 (€1.12) a day, and the lunchboxes with ready-made sandwiches did not impress.

“I could have done with some cornflakes this morning...” said Tina.

“I don’t eat them sandwiches,” said Mutya, about her lunchbox.

“They are the most tasteless sandwiches,” agreed Tina.

“That pickled egg was just wrong, said Michelle.

“I was hopeful it was a boiled egg,” nodded Ulrika.

“It was too tangy,” continued Michelle.

:: The eviction show is on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.

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