After threatening to go on several occasions, Caoimhe Guilfoyle
has finally quit the show and left via by the back door this
22-year-old student became a nominee for the third time in
a row yesterday, but may well have saved herself from facing
possible eviction in this afternoon's Save & Replace task.
However, if she hadn't have managed to win the S&R task
(and let's face it, she probably wasn't going to try hard),
she would almost certainly have become the sixth evictee of
the series on Friday night, such was the fans' disdain for
In the build-up to leaving, Caoimhe reflected on her old
friendship with fellow
quitter Shabby, and was also concerned about her relationship
with her boyfriend. The quiff-haired Dubliner said of the
possibility of staying: "It's not worth it. I don't need
this to make my life; I don't want it as much as some people
Caoimhe visited the Diary Room to chat to Big Brother, and
when she subsequently discussed the matter with Dave and Steve,
the former told her: "You've got to do what you've got
So, shortly after 1pm she left the Big Brother House for
good, saying goodbye to her peers and receiving a round of
applause before she went. John James seemed particularly cut-up
about Caoimhe's departure, retreating to the snug for a blub.
The Australian later told Josie that he was upset about the
thought of someone struggling to cope so much that they couldn't
handle staying, suggesting that it wasn't because he was especially
close to the Irish quitter... a touchy subject as far as Josie
The second person to quit the game so far this series, Caoimhe
lasted 42 days and leaves ten housemates battling it out for
the £100,000 prize money; seven originals and three
latecomers. Somewhat surprisingly, given that she was such
a hate figure, at the time of her leaving Caoimhe was the
5th-Favourite housemate as far as fans were concerned.
However, the top three housemates had such a lead in the
'favourite housemate' Polls that it probably meant very little
in terms of Caoimhe's chances of winning, especially given
that she was top in the 'least favourite housemate' Polls
by quite some margin.
Even though there were only two nominees this week and Caoimhe
was one of them, Friday's eviction will go ahead regardless.
More info here.