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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Nicola McLean and Romeo Dunn evicted from Big Brother house

Nicola McLean was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house

The finalists of Celebrity Big Brother have been decided after the eviction of former page three girl Nicola McLean and DJ and rapper Romeo Dunn.

Battling it out for the Big Brother crown tomorrow night will be Reservoir Dogs actor actor Michael Madsen, Loose Women star Denise Welch, X Factor reject Frankie Cocozza, former captain of the Welsh rugby team Gareth Thomas and glamour girl twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon.

McLean, who has two sons named Rocky and Striker, faced a booing crowd as she was the first housemate to leave in last night's double eviction, having received the least number of votes from viewers who were voting for who they want to win the series.

She told presenter Brian Dowling that she expected to go and was not disappointed to have narrowly missed out on a place in the final showdown.

McLean, who claims to be 28, said: "I had an amazing time in the house and of course it would have been amazing to make the final but I've missed my family so much and I was slowly losing the plot."

Dowling asked McLean about her argument with Welch which was shown during an explosive episode of the programme on Monday.

After a night of girly chat, Welch pulled down twin Karissa's pyjama bottoms as they danced to the Cyndi Lauper track Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

The American twin's reaction was one of disgust and anger, sparking the biggest argument of the series to date, as she stormed into the diary room threatening to sue the programme if they showed her bottom on television.

McLean said that it was not Welch's actions that angered her, but instead her comments about what the twins do for a living, having been former playboy models.

"I used to be a page three girl and I'd be upset if someone pulled my top down on national TV," said McLean.

She also added what she thought of the Loose Women star when on alcohol.

She said: "I think Denise changes in a bad way rather than a fun way."

Having already participated in ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, McLean revealed that the Big Brother experience was just as challenging.

She said: "This is the hardest thing I've ever done in my whole entire life."

Dunn, of So Solid Crew fame, was the second housemate to be booted out.

The star, who enjoyed five top 20 hits with the garage band between 2001 and 2003 before going solo, said it was the "right time" for him to leave the house, saying: "Today I woke up with a gut feeling."

Unlike McLean, the star left the house to a cheering crowd and appeared to be popular with the Big Brother fans present at his eviction.

"Walking out to a good reception, I felt blessed," said Dunn.

The star added that during his time on the show he "definitely learned a lot" about himself.

When Dowling asked him about the argument between the girls, Dunn said he didn't want to get involved.

"You know when women argue, it's not a man's position to step into the middle of it," he said.

But he had nothing but praise for his housemate Welch, saying: "She's a beautiful woman, she doesn't have a bad bone in her body."

One of the remaining housemates will be crowned the winner tomorrow.

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