The finalists of Celebrity Big Brother have been decided after the eviction of former Page 3 girl Nicola McLean and DJ and rapper Romeo Dunn.

Battling it out for the Big Brother crown will be Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen, Loose Women star Denise Welch, X Factor reject Frankie Cocozza, former captain of the Welsh rugby team Gareth Thomas and glamour girl twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon.

Nicola, who has two sons named Rocky and Striker, faced the boos as she was the first housemate to leave in Wednesday night’s double eviction, having received the least number of votes from viewers who were voting for who they want to win the series.

She told presenter Brian Dowling that she expected to go and was not disappointed to have narrowly missed out on a place in the final showdown.

Nicola, who claims to be 28, said: “I had an amazing time in the house and of course it would have been amazing to make the final, but I’ve missed my family so much and I was slowly losing the plot.”

Romeo, of So Solid Crew fame, was the second housemate to be booted out.

The star, who enjoyed five top 20 hits with the garage band between 2001 and 2003 before going solo, said it was the ‘right time’ for him to leave the house, saying: “Today I woke up with a gut feeling.”

Unlike Nicola, the star left the house to a cheering crowd and appeared to be popular with the Big Brother fans present at his eviction.