Big Brother viewers had words of praise for AJ Odudu following her exit interview with Chanelle after she was dumped from the house.
Fans praised AJ for grilling the former housemate over her antics in the house, as they claimed the presenter reminded them of former host Emma Willis.
AJ, who conducted the interview with her co-host Will Best, asked Chanelle who she was talking about when she said she would ‘forgive but not forget’ – comments which landed in her hot water with Big Brother.
Chanelle, who was previously granted immunity from eviction, later had it revoked after appearing to hint at who she had nominated with other housemates.
Big Brother housemates are strictly not allowed to discuss who they have nominated and they are penalised if they do.
Exit: Big Brother viewers had words of praise for AJ Odudu following her exit interview with Chanelle after she was dumped from the house
After she was voted out of the house in a double elimination on Friday night, AJ quizzed her on the ordeal.
Reacting to the interview, fans of the show took to X – formerly known as Twitter – to praise AJ for giving the ‘toughest interview of the series’.
Comparing her to Emma, who famously gave a hard-hitting interview with Celebrity Big Brother contestant Roxanne Pallett, one said: ‘AJ V Chanelle is slightly given me Emma Willis vibes.’
Another said: ‘I’m glad AJ and Will are holding Chanelle more account than they have with previous evictees. Chanelle ain’t helping herself, lack of accountability is CRAZY she’s so oblivious to how silly she sound #BBUK’
Another said: ‘AJ really trying to her accountable.’
Another person said: ‘The energy shift with AJ and Will from interviewing Chanelle to interviewing Trish.’
One said: ‘I am LIVING for AJ and Will holding Chanelle accountable and we’re all just watching her herself an even bigger hole.’
A different person said: ‘AJ got Chanelle stumbling over every word that’s coming out her mouth.’
One said: ‘AJ and Will actually smashed it tonight, they really went in like Davina/ Emma would have. So proud of them both!!’
One said: ‘AJ is an absolute QUEEN for holding Chanelle accountable and PUTTING Trish’s name in her mouth. WE ALL KNEW IT.’
The show also saw fan favourite Trish packing her bags and the show has become embroiled in a fix row.
Chanelle was the first housemate sent packing after receiving the most votes to evict from the public.
The 29-year-old admitted she felt ‘excited’ to be out of the house after being greeted with boos during her eviction.
Speaking on spin-off show Late & Live, she said: ‘I was ready to leave. Honestly, the boredom, the drama, how it all gets magnified. From them boos, I can’t imagine what’s been shown.’
In one of the most shocking moments of the series so far, fan favourite Trish was also evicted despite the crown outside the house chanting ‘Trish to win’.
The other housemates looked equally shocked as her name was called but she was greeted with cheers from the crowd.
Outraged viewers took to X/Twitter to express their shock at Trish’s eviction after she had already survived the last two evictions.
One viewer said: ‘I hope Trish comes to twitter when she gets her phone back. This was a fix.’
Surprise: Big Brother has become embroiled in a fix row after fan favourite Trish was evicted on Friday in a shock double eviction
Sent home: It was the end of the road for Trish and Chanelle as they were both evicted during a shock double elimination on Friday’s Big Brother
Gobsmacked: In one of the most shocking moments of the series so far, fan favourite Trish was also evicted despite the crown outside the house chanting ‘Trish to win’
Another wrote: ‘WHAT A FIX?!? TRISH WAS THE BEST???????? FUMIN’ while a third added: ‘Absolute travesty, pure fix. It’s got to be. She was a clear winner.’
A fourth penned: ‘Hold on. Trish gets loudest cheers and is fav to win then gets evicted. We need var on this coz that don’t add up’.
A fifth added: ‘HOW IS BORING TOM STILL THERE YET QUEEN TRISH GOES? Nah. Sickened.’
Trish admitted she was surprised to have walked out the door but did think her past nominations could have played a factor.
‘Fix’: Outraged viewers took to X/Twitter to express their shock at Trish’s eviction after she had already survived the last two evictions
Speaking on Late & Live, she said: ‘I’m still a bit shocked. At the same time, there was a part of me that thought, this is my third nomination.’
Trish also spoke about some of the disagreements she had in the house, particularly with the group of Chanelle, Jenkin, Tom and Olivia.
She said: ‘I felt there was a lot of micro-aggression, judgement. It was quite constant. Before Chanelle, it was someone else.
Asked if she ever expected an apology from Chanelle after the disagreements they had, Trish said: ‘I started to understand that with Chanelle, Tom and Jenkin, they had lost so many people.
‘When I spoke to Olivia, she was so sincere, there was a lot of reflection. With Chanelle it was like mmm, no. I’m not really feeling the sincerity.’
Unbelievable: The other housemates looked equally shocked as Trish’s name was called but she was greeted with cheers from the crowd
It comes following the announcement that Celebrity Big Brother is returning to TV screens in 2024 following the success of the civilian series.
Leaving luxury behind, the celebrities will take part in weekly nominations and tough tasks with cameras capturing their every move.
Like its sister show, Celebrity Big Brother will be followed each night by Celebrity Big Brother: Late & Live – giving viewers an additional hour of exclusive content.
Late & Live will once again be the only place to watch the famous evictees first live interview alongside an array of unmissable exclusive features including access to the camera runs, special guest commentary and debate.
The Celebrity Big Brother: Live Stream will also return to screens, airing seven nights a week on ITVX and STV Player, giving fans the opportunity to watch live footage into the small hours after Celebrity Big Brother: Late & Live.
Speaking about the show’s return, Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller of ITV2 and ITVBe, said: ‘The reception from our viewers to Big Brother’s return has been fantastic.
‘We’re therefore thrilled to announce that we’ll be bringing our very own celebrity edition to ITV1 and ITVX next year.
‘Casting is underway to find a new batch of famous faces who are sure to provide more iconic and unmissable BB moments.’