Caoimhe has left the Big Brother house.

Irish Caoimhe left through the diary room at 1pm on Tuesday, after saying goodbye to her fellow housemates, who applauded her before she made her exit.

She had been in the Channel 4 house for 42 days.

On Monday night, Caoimhe asked Big Brother if she could leave saying she wanted to get back to her boyfriend and family, and that she was finding life tough in the house.

She has told her fellow housemates she values the relationship with her boyfriend more than continuing her Big Brother experience.

Caoimhe will be remembered for her quiff, her fashion sense, her relationship with former housemate Shabby and her role in the John James and Josie saga.

Within minutes of her departure, a distraught John James was seen shedding tears for his friend in the nest.