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Monday 28 July 2014

Cassidy and Norcross given BB boot

Host Brian Dowling with Natalie Cassidy after she was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House

Ex-EastEnder Natalie Cassidy and The Only Way Is Essex personality Kirk Norcross have become the latest stars to be booted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Cassidy, who grew up on screen playing Sonia in the BBC1 soap, admitted she had an "amazing" time during her stint on the Channel Five reality show.

Norcross was the first to be ejected, followed by Cassidy, after they received the fewest public votes to save them.

Cassidy, 28, told host Brian Dowling: "I didn't think I would go tonight." Dowling said he was "shocked" she had received the boot, adding: "A lot of the magazines and the social sites had you tipped to win."

The actress told him: "I would have liked to have made the final. I have done two weeks and I have had a really hard time because I have missed my daughter really badly.

"But it is win-win in there at this point, you've done the parties, you've done the tasks, you've had a laugh, you've cried, I've done all of that. It is win-win because I get to see my daughter."

She said that Playboy Playmates twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon had a "game plan" and that she was "annoyed" that she was ejected before them.

"My game was to stay after the twins," she said. "The confidence of those girls... sometimes confidence can turn to arrogance for me. They absolutely adore themselves."

Norcross, 23, said that his Big Brother experience was an "emotional rollercoaster". He said: "I didn't expect it but today I was ready to go. It was an emotional rollercoaster but it was the best day today, everyone was getting on and there are people in there that far better deserve it."

He also said that he wants to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend after he was shown video clips of model Georgia Salpa rejecting his advances in the house. "I came in here single and the girl I split up with - I regret every minute of it - and I have just realised how much I love her and I really do," he said.

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