Celebrity Big Brother's Ann Widdecombe surprised to avoid eviction over her "unfashionable views"

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Celebrity Big Brother's Ann Widdecombe has admitted she's surprised to be in the final.

Last night Ann avoided eviction again, despite her self-confessed "unfashionable views"


Those up for the axe yesterday were Ann, Amanda Barrie, Malika Haqq, Ashley James, Shane Lynch and Shane Jenek / Courtney Act.

In last night's live show, host Emma Willis first went to the house to reveal the two housemates SAFE from eviction with the most votes. In no particular order, these were Ann and Shane/Courtney.

Emma then announced that the two housemates with the fewest votes and first to be evicted together were Ashley and Malika. After chatting to the pair, Emma returned to announce that with the next fewest votes, Amanda had been evicted in a triple eviction.

In tonight's show, Ann is seen reacting to being saved: "Well, I think it's rather surprising."

She told Big Brother in the Diary Room: "I mean, when I consider that I'm a pensioner and a defender of the unborn and traditional marriage and the Roman Catholic Church, all of which are unfashionable views, and that I am the scourge of political correctness and general snowflakery and emotional incontinence, I think it's surprising that I'm still here.


"I'm sure nobody was expecting me to get to the final. Everyone thinks I'm a miserable old bat and they're probably extremely surprised that I've got anywhere near the final."

She adds to BB: "I was very disappointed to lose Amanda tonight. It came down to her and Shane Lynch and I thought, well either I lose my prayer partner or I lose my entertainment.

"The public determines who stays and who goes, and I'm very used to relying on a public vote, and anyone who wins that vote, as Shane J did tonight, is entitled to be where he is."

Meanwhile, outside, Shane J continues to complain about Ann's views.

He says: "Ann disapproving of how I choose to dress in drag, whether anybody thinks it's appropriate or not, what I hear and what I know, is that there is a woman who's someone's grandmother, someone's mother, saying 'You're not good enough'."

Shane aka Courtney Act adds: "Some young gay boy who's 14 years old, who hasn't told anybody that he likes boys and then he sees Ann talking to me.


"Think about that and think about the message that sends out."

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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