Lionel Blair shock eviction watched by 2.5 million

LIONEL_EVICTED4Celebrity Big Brother continued to deliver a stellar performance on Friday with 2.5 million viewers tuning into Channel 5 for the latest live eviction.

Lionel Blair became the third housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother. He faced the public vote with all the housemates except Linda Nolan and Casey Batchelor after Jasmine Waltz decided to save Nolan and Batchelor during her eviction on Wednesday.

The bookies had made Blue singer Lee Ryan favourite to be evicted. He received a chorus of boos from the crowd last night when his name was read out by host Emma Willis. His love triangle involving Casey Batchelor and Jasmine Waltz has been at the centre of this series.

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Since Jasmine was evicted on Wednesday, Lee has claimed that Casey wanted him to forge a fake relationship with her for publicity. The fallout of the triangle along with other big arguments involving Jim Davidson and Linda Nolan have kept viewers hooked.

Celebrity Big Brother has been extended by five days as the nightly show continues to rate well. Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke is current favourite to win the competition, which comes to an end on Wednesday 29th January.

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Celebrity Big Brother airs nightly on Channel 5.

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