Young love evicted
Viewers swing the axe on romance, writes
AVA David’s romantic dalliance with budding musician Josh was cut short when she was evicted from Big Brother with the worst voting percentage this series.
David, the first of two intruders on the Channel 9 reality series, received just 14 per cent of the votes cast by viewers to be saved from eviction.
It was her first time up for eviction, unlike Victorian law student Estelle who seems more like a squatter than a housemate on Big Brother.
Unwanted by her housemates and put up for eviction four times, Estelle has survived each time. Tuesday night was the third consecutive week she relied on the public to save her.
Estelle received 38 per cent of the votes to be saved, while Angie, who was up for her second eviction, pulled 48 per cent of the votes cast.
David’s departure means there is now an even number of male and female housemates among the 10 remaining contestants.
David told host Sonia Kruger during her exit interview that it was always going to be tough to win over the viewers after entering the house as an intruder.
‘‘It was always going to be a challenge,’’ David says.
‘‘They (Angie and Estelle) have had longer in the house, so people have had more time to warm to them. ‘‘They have a following.’’ David’s life as an intruder started four weeks into the series.
She said she tried to connect with all the housemates and not think too much about the
host Sonia Kruger likelihood of being evicted, although she ended up being the sixth contestant booted out of the compound at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast.
‘‘We’d always want a little more time (in the house), but we can’t have that,’’ she says.
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