Andrew Stone has become the first contestant to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.
Pineapple Dance Studios star Stone, 39, said he had had an "amazing" time in the house after host Brian Dowling announced he had received less votes than 26-year-old underwear model Georgia Salpa.
The dance teacher left the house in a horse-drawn carriage shaped like a pumpkin while dressed like a beast as part of a fairytale challenge.
"It was the most amazing experience of my life. I will remember it for the rest of my time here," he said. "I am a bit like Marmite TV, you either get me or you don't. I thought I would either go early or would make it until the end."
Stone, who received seven nominations, said his eviction didn't undermine his assertion that he was "TV gold". He said: "I believe in myself, I'm fine."
The reality star said he was particularly aware of the cameras in the house after spending two years being followed by them for Pineapple Dance Studios.
"It was like The Truman Show then and I think I was too wired in. People in there were convinced I was a mole."
After the eviction the housemates faced a twist when Salpa was called to the diary room to choose two contestants to face eviction.
Salpa chose Natasha Giggs, footballer Ryan Giggs' sister-in-law, and page three girl Nicola McLean.
The next eviction will take place on Friday.
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