Former soap actress Julie Goodyear and cosmetics entrepreneur Prince Lorenzo were the latest two celebrities to be voted out of the Big Brother house last night, with musician Martin Kemp saved by the public who voted for who they wanted to stay in the show.
The remaining six housemates now await their fate in the final episode on Friday night.
Lorenzo, who appeared in the US reality series The Bachelor, was the first housemate to be evicted last night, told host Brian Dowling he did not expect to win but said that his fellow evictee was desperate to be crowned the Big Brother winner.
Goodyear, better known as pub landlady Bet Lynch in Coronation Street, walked out of the house to a chorus of boos from the crowd.
Speaking to Dowling, she appeared nonchalant, saying: “Who wants cheers all the time? I’m a 70-year-old disabled pensioner, I’m so proud I’ve done three weeks.”
The departure of Goodyear and Lorenzo leaves six ‘celebrities’ to battle it out for the Big Brother crown, with Kemp up against TV personality Coleen Nolan, comedian Julian Clary, US reality star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, rapper MC Harvey, and judo Olympian Ashley McKenzie.
Clary is currently odds on at 8/11 with the bookies to win.