So it's come down to the wire for the contestants of the latest Celebrity Big Brother series.
All six housemates will be leaving the house tonight, one covered in glory, the others with a fat paycheque for their (lack of) efforts over the last three weeks, during which time they have entertained with their wit (Julian), comforted with their kind words (Julie, sometimes), and given us a visual feast (Harvey, before he was warned).
Cheers to still talking - that's no mean achievement after three weeks
So, who should take this series title? To help decide, here's a quick checklist for each housemate...
For: Friendly to everyone, no tantrums, was good and decisive with the letters task.
Against: All that nonsense with Rhian at the beginning, joining in the gang with Harvey and crew, not being very distinctive.
STAR RATING... 4
For: Stayed "being himself" throughout as he said he wanted. Very friendly to everyone, very inclusive, not big-headed, even though he was the biggest actual star in the house.
Against: Not much. Kept grinning even when some people needed a sterner talking to, but got more straightforward as the weeks went on, and showed his vulnerable side talking about his parents with Julie.
STAR RATING... 8
VOTE, AND PICTURES FROM THE FINAL WEEK IN THE HOUSE BELOW
For: Quite a sweet baseball-cap. Didn't take himself too seriously.
Against: Falling for Danica's whiles, having nothing to say that wasn't about Danica and the triangle, showing absolutely no interest in anything or anyone else. How is this man the "second most googled person" as he boasted?
STAR RATING... 1
For: Didn't form cliques, but tried to talk to everyone, was honest about herself, and showed her soft side.
Against: Didn't confront Julie, even though she claimed to be the only person seeing through her game-playing, and did the very same thing she was so cross about, talking to everyone else about it all the time.
STAR RATING... 6
And another thing... the waterworks kept coming
For: Didn't take himself too seriously, liked talking to people and having fun. Saw through Danica and Rhian's behaviour.
Against: Was the worst of the 'bro-crew', inciting his housemates into hostility against each other. Was almost incomprehensible for a lot of the time, and forgot how to behave after a few drinks.
STAR RATING... 3
For: Played a cool, smart game, not giving it all away in the first few days, but working out the land laid, increasingly opening up and having fun with different people as his outer layer thawed. Was loyal to Julie, when everyone else was ganging up.
Against: Hid too much behind Julie, and relied solely on her for company until she was evicted. Snobby about the others.
STAR RATING... 7
So, the bookies' favourite might be Julian, but the Star-Ometer above indicates it should be Martin. Have your vote here... and find out tonight who got it right.
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... but throughout all, Julian has stayed true.
Julie even moved to tears in the Diary Room. Being deprived of her leopard spots was a big blow.
Judas' kiss... Julie embraces The Situation, after nominating him. Confused??
If in doubt... take the plunge.
The Situation, fresh from the Naughty Step, attempts to cheer himself up by dying his hair. As you do.
NNow even Martin's getting wobbly, talking to Julie about his late parents.
Yep, even Martin has succumbed to the succour of Nana's embrace. She ha a power, indeed.