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Tuesday, 13 March, 2001, 02:45 GMT
Vanessa leaves Big Brother house
Vanessa Feltz and daughter
Vanessa is reunited with her daughter Allegra
TV personality Vanessa Feltz has become the second person to be evicted from the celebrity Big Brother house.

After an emotional exit, she was met by her daughters Allegra and Saskia and her sister Julia.


I'm so relieved to be out but so broken-hearted at the same time

Vanessa Feltz
"I feel delighted to have raised the money but devastated to be leaving my friends in the house," Feltz said.

More than 700,000 people phoned in to vote on whether she or comedian Jack Dee should leave the show, which is raising money for Comic Relief.

"You've probably seen how close we've got, how passionate the whole thing was, how emotional, but it's all for Comic Relief," Feltz said.

"I'm so relieved to be out but so broken-hearted at the same time."

Feltz followed in the footsteps of boxer Chris Eubank who left the house at the weekend.

"I'm so glad to have raised the money for Comic Relief but please don't ask me to do something like that next year," she added.

Vanessa had earlier appeared convinced that she would be the one to go.

But Jack Dee had clearly been having similar thoughts, as he emerged from his bedroom wearing an overcoat and flat cap, dragging a suitcase.

As Big Brother announced that Vanessa would be next to leave the house, she said: "It's been a privilege and a pleasure."

Secret statistics

There are four people left in the television show being screened by BBC One and Channel 4 - TV presenter Anthea Turner, Keith Duffy from Boyzone, Jack Dee, and Brookside actress Claire Sweeney.

The phone votes raised 109,000 for Comic Relief bringing the total so far to 224,000 which will go to charities in the UK and Africa.

Every phone vote cast gives 15.5p to Comic Relief.

But the split of the votes recorded for Feltz and Dee are being kept a secret.

Celebrity housemates watch Vanessa's departure
Vanessa's departure was witnessed by her fellow housemates
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "Celebrity Big Brother has decided not to reveal votes cast for individual house mates."

Comic Relief co-Founder Richard Curtis said: "It's about raising money and about the number of votes, not which way the votes were split.

Monday night's screening of the goings-on inside the Celebrity Big Brother house pulled in a combined Channel 4 and BBC One audience of almost 10 million viewers.

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