Here’s a recap of all the latest Celebrity Big Brother 2018 news including what happened last night.
The headline story of today is Roxanne quitting Celebrity Big Brother.
In a brief statement issued this morning, Big Brother bosses revealed that soap star Roxanne has quit the show overnight.
A Celebrity Big Brother spokesperson said: “Roxanne has decided to leave the BB House. The remaining housemates have been informed.”
It follows a lot of drama in the house between Roxanne and her fellow housemates.
Things kicked off after a controversial ‘altercation’ between Roxanne and Ryan Thomas in Thursday night’s show. Ryan was given a warning by Big Brother for ‘unwanted physical contact’ after Roxanne complained that he had been ‘violent’ towards her.
She claimed in the Diary Room: “I’m just a little bit in shock. I went from being upset to angry now. He actually punched me like a boxer would punch a bag. It wasn’t banter, it wasn’t a joke.”
However the vast majority of viewers felt Roxanne overreacted to Ryan’s play fighting, with many even calling for her to be removed from the house.
The outrage aimed at Roxanne continued during Friday’s episode, where she doubled down on her claims and branded Ryan ‘aggressive’ and accused him of ‘assaulting’ her.
Later, Ryan and Roxanne had tried to clear the air, with Ryan telling her: “I promise you’ve got it wrong. Let’s put it to bed.”
Roxanne’s departure also followed Ben Jardine’s eviction in last night’s live show.
And it was Ben who was evicted from Celebrity Big Brother on Friday against Jermaine Pennant.
The pair had faced a shock twist that saw the housemates decide who was evicted after viewers had nominated the two for eviction.
In the live show on Friday, one by one, each housemate was called to the Diary Room to cast their vote. Dan, Gabby, Nick and Roxanne all voted to evict Jermaine. Hardeep, Kirstie, Ryan and Sally voted to evict Ben.
As a result, the votes were tied. Big Brother then gathered the group and asked them to come to a majority verdict. Nick changed his vote to evict Ben, leaving him evicted five votes to three.
Following the eviction, host Emma Willis dropped bombshell news of a surprise eviction (for the housemates, at least) on Monday.
She revealed that this weekend the housemates will nominate on Saturday before lines open on Sunday for viewers to evict one housemate.
They will make a surprise departure in Monday night’s episode, with none of the housemates aware of the impending eviction.
Meanwhile, in more CBB news, Ryan has become the new favourite to win the series in the latest odds.
Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5. This evening’s episode airs at 10PM on Channel 5.
The final takes place next month on September 14.