The final housemates competing for Big Brother have been announced.
The last five have been announced following a not-so-surprising elimination, which saw Matty sent home after eagle-eyed supporters figured out he was out of the race.
Henry, Jordan, Noky, Olivia, and Yinrun are their names.
During tonight’s episode, the housemates were offered the opportunity to experience ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven,’ forcing them to choose between their own luxury and passing it on.
Activities included a large sushi buffet, a dance party, and even bringing Henry’s dog into the house for some cuddling.
Later in the programme, however, a scene in which they all read letters from home took a turn when the 24-year-old doctor from the Isle of Man realised he had been removed.
Reading his letter, Yinrun conveyed what appeared to be a meaningful message from a loved one to Matty, but as she came to the conclusion, it ended with the addition: ‘But tragically, your time here is finished.’
As the lights dropped, it was revealed that the public vote had resulted in his being ousted as the 11th housemate.
He then had 30 seconds to depart the house and told Big Brother he knew it was his “time to go.”
While Matty didn’t appear too upset at being evicted after 40 days, many said they were hard to see his painful expulsion.
‘Nah that was the coldest eviction I have ever witnessed. He didn’t deserve that,’ one person posted on X, formerly Twitter.
‘Being evicted by letter is just a brutal final twist,’ someone else shared.
Another added: ‘BIG BROTHER IS STRAIGHT UP SAVAGE! No holding back, just going straight for the jugular.’
Meanwhile others said it was ‘ruthless’ and the ‘most brutal cruel eviction in Big Brother history’.
During his elimination chat on Big Brother: Late & Live, Matty spoke about how he was feeling ‘relieved’ to be out of the house.
‘Towards the end I was so exhausted,’ he told host Will Best.
He described his removal as “savage,” adding that he didn’t sign up for the programme to win and “had nothing left to give.”
He was, of course, probed about the love triangle and spilled the beans, admitting that it took him a long to discover Jordan had feelings for him.
Throughout his stay in the house, Matty found himself in a love triangle with Jordan and Henry, but during his appearance on the programme last week, his partner Connor assured Matty that he had done nothing wrong.
‘Hello my love, I hope you’re doing well. I know the past week or so has been pretty tough with everything that’s been going on. And I just want you to know that you have done nothing wrong, and you don’t need to second guess yourself,’ he said.
‘Just because other people can’t handle their emotions the same way or as maturely, doesn’t mean that that responsibility is on you.’
The couple’s relationship is open.
Tomorrow night, one of the finalists will be named Big Brother 2023 winner and receive a life-changing cash reward of £100,000.
While host AJ Odudu stated on Wednesday night’s broadcast that the next evictee will be revealed on Thursday, the outcome was leaked ahead of time.
Matty was definitely absent from the live feed for three hours, and the conversation between the five remaining housemates was revealing.
They were talking about how Matty’s leaving was ‘legendary’ since he ‘left during the letter reading’.
‘What a way for Matty to go,’ Jordan declared as well.
Viewers now have the authority to choose the winner, with voting for the live final only available through the Big Brother app.
People are being encouraged to vote for the Big Brother housemate they want to win.
The voting will end during tomorrow night’s programme, when presenters AJ and Willwill will proclaim the winner of Big Brother 2023 and talk with all five finalists in their first live interview since leaving the Big Brother house.
The Big Brother: Live Final airs at 9pm on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX.