Celebrity Big Brother housemates were shocked when Daniel Baldwin became the first contestant to be evicted from the house.

But he claimed to be happy to be leaving, describing fellow American contestant Janice Dickinson as looking like “a peach that’s been in the Sahara for about 15 hours.

“I had no desire to be seen as some American bully beating up on some 60-year-old, washed-up model,” Daniel told host Emma Willis in his post-eviction interview.

He also admitted he didn’t think he would be the first to leave in an eviction that saw him up against Stevi Ritchie and Chloe Jasmine, Farrah Abraham, Janice, Jenna Jameson and Chris Ellison.

“I thought Chris would go first,” Daniel said to Emma. “I didn’t know that he would have enough of a storyline.”

Celebrity Big Brother continues on Channel 5, Saturday, September 5, 10.00pm.