After just two weeks in the house, Pauline Bennett became the second housemate to leave the Big Brother house, in losing out in a six-way vote to Marlon Wallen, Chris Hall, Jale Karaturp, Steven Goode and Ash Harrison. Chris and Ash received the fewest votes.

Her eviction was hardly a surprise as she had become unpopular in and out of the house over claims of her being a bully, with Jale being one of her victims.

Pauline, 50, from Wolverhampton, left to huge boos from the crowd but put on a brave face as she waved and smiled for the photographers before she spoke to Big Brother host Emma Willis.

“I put myself here,” she said. “If I hadn’t had my argument with Jale, I wouldn’t have given Chris the rope to hang me with,” she added, in reference to him being the secret Power Housemate.

But Pauline also claimed: “I didn’t do anything wrong. I have no regrets.”

Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.