Former Heartbeat actress Tricia Penrose has left the Celebrity Big Brother house as the sixth and last evictee in tonight’s semi-final.
Shortly after Frankie Dettori became the first victim of the double eviction, the 42-year-old left the house to a cheering crowd in the snow, having just missed out on a place in Friday’s finale.
Tricia told presenter Brian Dowling that she found the positive reception reassuring. “I was expecting boos for some reason,” she revealed.
“I don’t know, something happened in the house and they said ‘the public will boo you because they saw you do something’. I was like, oh no, what have I done? To be honest, I would have liked to have made it to Friday, because I’ve gone this long without my family.”
Talking about the face-to-face nomination twists, she said: “I hated it, absolutely hated every minute of it. It’s just so awkward to say that person’s name. It’s horrible. It’s not nice.”
She expressed surprise when told that she’d only recieved one nomination throughout the series.
Brian then quizzed Tricia on Spencer and Heidi. “They’re a very strange couple, I can’t get my head round them,” she commented. “Definitely playing a game. They’re phoney, two-faced. In there you’re just thinking, what are they showing out there for people to be voting for them. They just made it so difficult.”
However, she conceded: “Without them it’d be boring. We didn’t really do much, it was them, they were the drama queens.”
Tricia said she found the letters from home important as a mum, but admitted to feeling guilty that Ryan missed out when she, Claire and Razor eventually got theirs.
“I felt a bit bad about that,” she said “He did bring it up. We were a bit selfish there but we were so desperate to have the letters, and because it was part of the task it was our reward.”
She ended by naming Rylan as her winner.
Flick through Tricia’s eviction pictures below: