Last night, Harry Blake become the surprising seventh evictee from the Big Brother house.
I had been expecting Faye to go, and after hearing the crowd last night chanting, “Get Faye out”, I think she thought she was offski too!
However, Harry received the fewest votes to save, so he left the house at 11pm.
During his eviction interview with Brian Dowling, he revealed that he’d been thinking of quitting the show anyway, so he wasn’t sorry to have left.
But of course, if Jem hasn’t walked earlier in the week, Harry wouldn’t have even been up for eviction this week.
Of that, he said, “We’ve all wanted to walk. She knew the rest of us would be up.
“If you’ve got to leave that’s your choice. The fact I was up meant I could see my girlfriend sooner.
“It’s a win win situation.”
He went on to say that he’d loved his time on the show, and especially enjoyed the “pranks” such as the whole shopping list debacle when he bought 500 bananas and 1,000 bottles of food dye.
When asked if he regretted doing that, given that Jay was especially furious, Harry said, “Not one bit. I loved every second of it. [Jay] kicked up so much fuss, he said ‘I’m going to die’.
“He even made a point of forcing bananas down him in order to give himself potassium poisoning.”
After he’d gone, his goodbye message was played to the remaining housemates, and in it, he said, Alex was his favourite of the housemates.
He said, “You always have been, you always will be.”
He also told Aaron – who he’d earlier described as Big Brother’s “golden boy” – that he was his “best friend”, and he added that Faye is “a real sweetheart”.
And of Tom, Harry said he was his “new gay best friend”, and he said Jay is “an absolute cracker.” To Louise, he said, “Whatever people think I’ve said about you, it’s not true.
“I think you’re an absolute star and you will go far.”
The message had a lot of the housemates in tears, and they all said how much they’d miss Harry.
Here’s a clip of his emotional goodbye…
And although they were saved this week, Aaron and Faye were the two housemates that appeared to be hit hardest by Harry’s exit. Tom consoled Aaron, who said he had mixed feelings on the matter…
While he said being saved was “amazing”, he couldn’t believe that one of his best friends had gone. Faye was also sad about the situation, despite being saved. She was consoled by Alex, who was also in floods of tears.
However, before the eviction, the housemates were stunned when BB placed a glass case inside the picture wall which contains the £100,000 the winner will receive. They also placed a countdown cube in the wall.
Here’s a clip of the moment the housemates discovered the new addition…
The talk then turned to what everyone would do with the money, as well as general chat about finances, and Alex shocked everyone by revealing that she’d once deliberately short-changed a blind woman.
However, things once more became jolly when BB gave the housemates some alcohol.
Are you glad Harry’s gone? And if not, who would you like to have seen leave?
More BB news soon!