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Ninth Round Nominees Announced

By the time this week's nominations came around, the perspex fence had been scrapped and there was no Heaven and Hell divide within the group, the latter bunch previously having to complete tasks in-order to win the right to nominate.

So, all ten housemates nominated at the ninth round, but Head of House Mikey was immune from nomination due to his status as leader. The result is that this week's nominees are: Rachel Rice and Stuart Pilkington.

When we first heard the news, we felt like flipping a coin. In other words, we weren't sure which way it was likely to go, partly because neither nominee is particularly disliked by fans. Indeed, akin with last week – when Dale faced Stuart – the amount of votes received in the public vote is likely to be low, the opposite of when a controversial character goes up for eviction.

Fans have been moaning that Rachel is very dull for weeks and weeks now, but therein lies the problem: people are so non-plussed by her that they probably can't be bothered to spend 35p getting rid of the trainee teacher. Conversely, had it been 'vote to save' throughout this series, Rachel wouldn't even be in there now.

That said, although Rachel's topic of conversation is boring and her fence-sitting demeanour annoying, she does have some fans who believe that she should be congratulated for putting-up with Rex's constant needling. Others just see her crying all the time and say that she doesn't have the capability of retaliating anyway.

Ultimately though, Rachel comes across as a nice girl and doesn't have a nasty or spiteful bone in her body, whereas although Stu is a decent bloke, he's been accused of encouraging the mocking of Mohamed. Don't forget that Stu was also involved (unnecessarily) in the Fight Night II/ Spitgate ructions.

Still, Stuart has been involved in some of the laughs along the way too, whereas Rachel can hardly be described as a fun character and has arguably done or said nothing of note, even though some (deluded?) fans are adamant that she has been involved in many a good storyline.

Talking of storylines, at least Stu has generated interest from the female contestants, first Sylvia, then Jen and more recently Sara. And that makes us wonder if female viewers will vote to keep the hunk in this week? Unfortunately we don't think that's likely to happen, mainly because it's 'vote to evict'. Also, Stu – the bigger character – will inevitably have more detractors than Rachel will.

When you also take into account Stuart's recent talk about wanting to be with his daughter, whether they do it to help reunite the pair or to penalise Stu for wasting his place in the House, it seems more obvious that fans will likely send the buff personal trainer (six)-packing this week!

If you'd like to try winning yourself a few 'quid by predicting the outcome of the 9th Eviction, please visit our Betting Zone and click one of the links to the bookies there. Both offer a £25 Free bet, and you can always have a flutter on the Overall Winner instead of the eviction. In fact you can bet on anything and still qualify for your Free Bet.

Who stays, who goes? YOU decide!

The 9th Eviction will take place on Friday the 15th of August 2008 and voting lines are now open. The voting telephone numbers are detailed in another article from Week 10 of our Latest News section.

Don't forget to vote in our Home page Poll relating to the 9th Eviction and remember, it's just for fun so you still need to register a phone vote or two if you desperately want rid-of either nominee.

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