John McCririck evicted

Horseracing pundit John McCririck has been the first housemate to be evicted from the 'Ultimate Big Brother' house after begging the public to vote for him to leave

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Brian Dowling

John McCririck

John McCririck has become the first housemate to be evicted from the 'Ultimate Big Brother' house.

The horseracing pundit - who had been begging the public to evict him ever since he entered the house on Tuesday (25.08.10) - refused to say goodbye to his fellow housemates as he prepared to face the crowds last night.

Facing a mixture of boos and cheers, the eccentric 72-year-old star seemed delighted to be leaving the hit Channel 4 show after carrying around a sign reading 'Evict Me Please' for the majority of his stay.

He said: "Thank you Britain, I love you all."

However, while speaking to host Davina McCall, John admitted he did regret teasing Chantelle about her feelings for ex-husband Preston, who is also in the house.

He explained: "My one regret was that I upset Chantelle. I was insensitive, I didn't realise how she was feeling and I do apologise, I was wrong."

After receiving nine nominations from his fellow housemates, John was evicted with 50.6 per cent of the public vote - the closest vote in the

history of the reality TV show.

Meanwhile, former housemates Michelle Bass and Victor Ebuwa - famous for their 'Fight Night' brawl in 'Big Brother 5' - have re-entered the house.

The feisty duo will be living in a secret bedsit for the foreseeable future, where they will play a series of pranks on the main housemates.

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