Celebrity Big Brother fans have been left fuming after contestants Sandi Bogle and Helen Lederer were kicked out in another live double eviction.
Many viewers were shocked by results of the public vote, revealed in Tuesday night’s episode of the Channel 5 reality show.
An early favourite to win the show, Gogglebox star Bogle was named sixth evictee, while actress Lederer, who had been popular with other housemates, followed seventh.
There was a stunned silence in the house as the names were called out, which was closely echoed by show fans on Twitter.
Joan Bailey posted: “Can not believe it Helen and Sandi out I think people must be watching the wrong program I am not happy,” and MizD added: “That double eviction was a shock”.
I'm gutted she's out, and Sandi as well.. what on earth are the voting public thinking! #CBB 🙉😲 x— Pam K 🐱💗 (@KittyKatPK) August 22, 2017
Can not believe it Helen and Sandi out I think people must be watching the wrong program I am not happy— joan bailey (@mrsmjbailey) August 22, 2017
Among a number of people who said former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding or Chad Johnson should have got the boot, one person posted: “Get “I’m a victim” Sarah out Helen and Sandi should have stayed”.
Sarah and Chad haters right now 😂â🏼 pic.twitter.com/ut4XvIdMuh— TomBytner (@TomBytner) August 22, 2017
Bogle and Lederer left the house to a warm reception from the waiting audience, who fell silent as they shared their experience of being in the house.
Admitting she was shocked by the eviction, Bogle told presenter Emma Willis: “I’m happy to made it this far to be honest”.
Absolutely Fabulous star Lederer’s exit came hours after she told housemate Jemma Lucy about her plans to finish writing her book and start work on a new sitcom after leaving the house.
“My heart has been going quite fast,” she said. “I would like you to do it one day, Emma, and we can exchange our observations.”
Describing the experience as “extraordinary” and comparing it to being a friendless child in a school playground, she continued: “You learn your failings quite quickly… it’s quite lonely, they are all strangers”.
Votes have now reopened for the series winner and there will be another eviction when the show continues on Channel 5 at 9pm on Wednesday.