Following the revelation that Kerry Riches, Olivia Young, and Dylan Tennant are due for eviction, Big Brother viewers have done an unexpected U-turn.
On Monday’s edition of the ITV2 reality programme, Noky Simbani recruited Trish Balusa’s assistance with a secret Halloween task: nominate three other residents.
They decided to put Kerry, Olivia, and Dylan at danger of being sent home after some heated debating in a hidden cove while the other participants were sleeping in the bedroom.
During the previous two evictions, when Hallie Clarke and Zak Srakaew were voted out, cries of ‘Get Kerry out!’ could be heard from the audience outside.
Kerry, 40, was greatly moved by the boos and wondered what she had done wrong to lose popular support.
One would assume that now that she’s up for eviction, the fans who engaged in the yelling in person and on social media would be ecstatic at the prospect of getting rid of her from the show.
Many fans, however, have come to her support, claiming that no one can dispute how entertaining she is to have in the Big Brother House, even if some viewers are offended by her behaviour.
Furthermore, if she is evicted on Tuesday night’s programme, she will have to go by the backdoor, which will not provide her with the same experience as a front door eviction with a throng waiting to welcome her.
“Kerry does not deserve a backdoor eviction after everything she’s given this series, like her or not – and Olivia does not even deserve to be evicted yet!! THIS IS OUR CHANCE. VOTE FOR DYLAN,’ one person wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Another urged fellow fans to ‘make the right decision’, saying that Kerry is a ‘pantomime villain’, which they felt is more reason to keep her on the show.
Someone else wrote: ‘Listen guys I know she’s annoying but we CANNOT lose Kerry tonight! Dylan needs to go!’
‘Voted Dylan just for the entertainment factor. Olivia is too entertaining. Kerry deserves a front door booed eviction,’ another viewer vented.
All will be revealed on the show’s spooky Tuesday Halloween episode!
Hallie, 18, was the final competitor to leave the house on Friday night.
Speaking after her removal, she addressed allegations – which her former housemates in the Big Brother House discussed – that some viewers may have voted her out owing to transphobia.
‘Obviously there are people all around the world that have things to say about trans people and that could be a factor – I’m not saying it’s not, I’m not saying it is,’ she said.
‘‘However, it could have a part to play in the reason I was voted out. I wouldn’t like to think that because I think me being trans isn’t my personality and I wanted me to be voted out based on how I was perceived and how I acted in the house, not because I’m trans.’
Big Brother returns at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.