Mario is to face eviction from the Big Brother house this week along with Ife and Corin, after Caoimhe won the Save and Replace task.

The Irish student burst into tears after swapping her picture for Mario’s on the board of Big Brother housemates nominated to face the public vote, after winning a cowboy paintball pistol duel against Corin and Ife.

After being declared the winner of the task Caoimhe tried to go for a cigarette, saying ‘I can’t do this’, but was called back by Big Brother.

Corin told her: “If it was me and I didn’t know who to choose I’d do eeny meeny miny mo.”

Ife told her: “You’ve got to do this because it’s torture for them sitting waiting over there. If it was me I’d pick someone I’d nominated, but we must both be sitting here with you.”

Caoimhe said: “OK, I’m just going to go with someone I don’t think is going to go. I have to go with that gut feeling. Mario I don’t think you’re going to go. I’m sorry.”

She went and hugged Mario, but he shrugged and said: “Shabby did it and now you. I knew you’d pick me.”

As Caoimhe broke down in tears, John James and Dave comforted her. Corin, Ben and Keeley comforted Mario.