Lisa has become the eleventh person to be given the boot from the Big Brother 9 house after a close public vote between her and Sara .

The 40-year-old – who entered the house with her boyfriend Mario – received 52.6 per cent of the vote, one of the lowest votes for an evictee so far this series.

And the reaction from the housemates was one of surprise.

“This is the reaction we didn’t get when Nicole left,” said Rex in reference to his girlfriend’s departure the previous week – but he then suggested that Sara had survived on a “sympathy vote” after being given a hard time in the house by himself and Darnell.

Mikey, meanwhile, reminded Lisa she would “see Mario tonight” while the lady herself said she was “leaving on a high”, with her departure coming just days after her other half popped the question to her in the house.

Earlier in the week she also won £25,000 after taking part in a tense game with fellow nominee Sara, in which £50,000 was at stake.

Lisa will leave the house later on Friday evening.