Despite being the first to be booted from the House in episode 2, Josh certainly had both fans and fellow Housemates divided with his repeated advances towards ex-flame Sam.
After nominations saw a tie between him and Sam, Joel was given the power to choose who stayed, resulting in Josh bidding farewell to his time on Big Brother.
After nominations saw her and Big Brother royalty Drew up for eviction, Mel soon became the second housemate to leave the house, much to the newbies’ dismay.
“I believe what happened in that eviction is Drew shined his genuine qualities through. I know I was going against an O.G. that had Tim create a campaign for him. Tim’s a powerful man,” said Mel.
After her eviction she wrote on Instagram: "Unforgettable experience, Great friendships made, I can now tick off that I've stepped out of comfort zone and done reality tv."
An emotional eviction ceremony saw Johnson, Farmer Dave, and Layla nominated, but at the 11th hour, Johnson's prayers were answered when Layla switched her vote from the Big Brother newbie to OG Dave after realising it was time to pass the baton onto Johnson and let him enjoy his first experience in the house.
“There’s someone in here that needs to be in here. I just saw his inner child and that made me nostalgic, that used to be me. I wanted to come in Big Brother’s house since I was 11,” Layla said of her decision as she became the first of the Royalty contestants to be evicted.
It was the battle to save one of two newbies, but after Lulu was saved it was Lara that was sent packing from the Big Brother house.
“I think they made a bit of a mistake,” Lara said of her eviction.
“But today I made myself proud. I proved that women in their 50s can do all that sort of stuff. I love that I got voted out for being a fierce competitor. I think that is a victory for me. I always thought I had a bit of powerhouse in me.”
In a gruelling nominations challenge, Estelle outlasted challenge beast Joel to claim an inspiring win. With the power to nominate three housemates for eviction, Estelle made a big move by nominating every member of the J-Crew: Jaycee, Joel and Johnson - with Joel eventually being evicted.
The eviction came hot on the heels of Joel and Aleisha's first kiss, leaving BB fans heartbroken they didn't get to see romance blossom.
"I was definitely not surprised that I was evicted tonight, I knew that if I didn't win this challenge that I'd be up and ultimately evicted," Joel told Seven after being booted.
"No surprises here, but I've made peace with it. It is what it is and good luck to everyone else in the house."
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