Lea gets Big Brother boot

Last updated at 09:29 08 July 2006

Plastic surgery fan Lea became the latest housemate to get the boot from the Big Brother house this evening.

The 35-year-old from Nottingham was evicted with 53.8 per cent of the public vote.

See pictures of Lea's eviction night

Lea had been up for the public vote against gay waiter Richard. The pair had received four votes each from their fellow housemates.

The single mum had been the favourite to be the sixth person evicted during the live show.

On hearing tonight's news, Lea shook her head and said, "Told ya."

She sat stony-faced before hugging Richard, then Pete and bursting into tears.

Sobbing into his shoulder she said: "I love you, Pete, I really do."

Susie told Lea that she should try to pull herself together, to which Lea replied: "I knew I should have walked."

Lea, who ignored a plea from presenter Davina McCall not to swear as she left the house, was later asked how she had feared the crowd reaction.

"S*** myself," she said.

Asked why she thought she had been voted out she said: "Don't know, cos I'm common I should imagine."

She described fellow housemate Susie as a "nasty piece of work" but was more positive about Pete.

Asked if she fancied him, she said: "Who in their right mind wouldn't? He's gorgeous."

Lea said Pete bore a resemblance to her boyfriend.

"He reminds me so much of my mate and I miss my mate a lot," she said.

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