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Lewis Bloor 'gutted' to leave Marnie Simpson after CBB eviction

Published 20/08/2016

Lewis Bloor entering the Celebrity Big Brother house - he exited in a double eviction with James Whale
Lewis Bloor entering the Celebrity Big Brother house - he exited in a double eviction with James Whale

Evicted Celebrity Big Brother housemate Lewis Bloor said he is not looking forward to sleeping without Marnie Simpson by his side.

The Only Way Is Essex star was booted off the Channel 5 reality show alongside radio DJ James Whale as part of the first double eviction of the series.

During his three weeks on the show he quickly developed a romance with reality TV star Simpson.

After leaving the house, Bloor told show host Emma Willis: "It's weird, I'll sleep on my own tonight."

Looking up at the big screen where Simpson was shown crying, Bloor, 26, added: "Marnie's face is there and I'm gutted to leave her and I said the whole time that the best thing about the experience has been her."

He added: "She is my best friend and I fancy her as well ... She loves me for who I am and I love her because she's wicked."

When Willis asked if she should buy a hat for the couple's wedding, Bloor joked: "I think you'll be invited, Em."

But he cautioned: "There's a few geezers after her so we'll see how it goes."

Whale, 65, revealed he entered the house in the belief it would be "the easiest money I would ever earn in my entire life."

However, he admitted the show had been a bigger challenge than he expected.

Whale and Bloor were the fifth and sixth housemates to be evicted. Glamour model Samantha Fox, former EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood and Ex On The Beach star Stephen Bear had been nominated, but were saved by the public's vote.

Earlier in Friday night's episode, the contestants were stunned when Ariana Grande made her debut in the house - via video message.

The pop singer encouraged her half-brother Frankie Grande to win the Channel 5 reality show, telling him: "I just wanted to say how much I love you, how proud I am of you.

"I've been watching and you're killing it and I'm so proud of you for being fan favourite every single week. I love you, I'm proud of you for being yourself."

She continued: "I miss you so much and I can't wait to see you, I have so much to tell you, I have so much music to play you, I can't wait for you to come out. Come home soon. Oh, not too soon, win first."

The message was delivered as part of a shopping task which involved family and friends of the housemates doing their best to distract them.

As part of the task, housemates were also visited by puppies, llamas, and a pony dressed as a unicorn.

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