Former pop singer Michelle Heaton became the third celebrity to be forced out of the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Last night’s unexpected eviction came as the remaining housemates were waiting to see the premiere of a film they had been making and presenter Davina McCall appeared on the big screen to announce that Heaton was next to go.
TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson and former Liberty X member Heaton gained the most nominations from their housemates. Jonsson received five nominations – the most - while Heaton received three.
US rapper Coolio said he had nominated Heaton because “she’s trying to make me look bad...She’s trying to degloss my shine”.
Heaton received 67% of the public vote.
The former singer, who left the house to a chorus of boos, said the reception was a lot better than she had been expecting.
She denied there had been any chemistry between herself and former boy band singer Ben Adams, saying: “I know myself and Ben knows himself and we’ve both got partners and I’m madly in love with mine.”