Kris Donnelly has been evicted from the Big Brother house to the surprise of fellow contestants.

Kris, 24, a visual merchandiser from Shrewsbury, was voted out after he and four other housemates were put up for eviction this week.

As he walked out, he was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers from the crowd waiting outside the house. No one likes arrogance and Kris sealed his fate earlier in the week when he suggested the public would be idiots if they voted out himself or Dogface before Halfwit. It was a challenge they couldn’t resist.

Kris became the fifth official housemate and sixth person to be evicted from the latest series of the reality show.

Halfwit, Marcus, Charlie and Dogface had also been up for eviction but managed to cling on after Kris received 63% of the public vote, according to Channel 4.

Housemates gasped in shock when Davina McCall announced that Kris had been voted out. Kris sat motionless. He exchanged a fond farewell embrace with Dogface before leaving.

When asked by McCall in his post-eviction interview whether Dogface was his girlfriend, he said: “We haven’t had the chat yet.” He added: “I do really care about her – honestly.”

Halfwit – whose real name is Freddie – was saved by the public for the fifth time in a row.

A spokesman for bookmaker Coral said: “The only certainty was that Freddie would stay – again.”

Freddie’s odds of winning were shortened from 13-8 to 11-8, the spokesman added. Sophie was backed to be top female, with her odds shortening from 7-4 to 5-4.