The Ultimate Big Brother housemates will face a double eviction on Wednesday night during the semi-final of the show.

Nick Bateman, Michelle Bass and newcomer Vanessa Feltz will all face the public vote after being nominated by their fellow housemates.

Seven housemates will then remain to battle it out for the title of Ultimate Big Brother housemate in the final, which is due to take place on Friday.

Big Brother 2 winner Brian Dowling is currently the bookies’ favourite to take the crown, with William Hill offering odds of 2-5 on him scoring a victory.

Chantelle Houghton is second favourite at 9-4 while Nikki Grahame is next in the betting at 12-1.

Meanwhile the housemates have had an eventful final weekend in the house, with a task which saw them having to complete a series of uncomfortable challenges without making a sound.

The task saw Michelle being tickled by Big Brother 4 housemate Jon Tickle, Vanessa and Chantelle having to play catch with a cactus, Nick crawling across 300 upturned hairbrushes and Brian called upon to plunge his hands into a pile of nettles.

The housemates succeeded in the challenge and were rewarded with a party on Saturday night.