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Sunday, 3 June, 2001, 19:20 GMT 20:20 UK
Tears flow amid Big Brother tension
Big Brother contestants
The first eviction takes place on Friday
The 10 contestants in the Big Brother house have been opening their hearts to each other amid the tension after Friday's eviction nominations.

The housemates were asked to reveal the events that had profoundly affected their lives.

But table dancer Amma, who revealed she had a termination at the age of 19, criticised Big Brother for setting the task.

"I feel this is a very unfair thing that we're having to do now and I felt forced to tell this story," she said, before going to the garden, visibly upset.

Big Brother contestant Brian
Brian: First aid favourite
Meanwhile, air steward Brian has become joint favourite with jack-of-all-trades Dean to scoop the 70,000 Big Brother prize, according to the latest odds from William Hill.

His popularity is set to soar even higher now he is employing his airline skills to teach the others what to do in a forthcoming first aid group challenge.

Bad experiences

Dean told the housemates how a visit to see a friend in New York went "pear-shaped" during a bad ecstasy experience.

"I thought I was going to die," he said. "My personality changed too. I went from being quite arrogant to being much more humble."

Paul said he had suffered bullying at school for having sticking out ears, which he had pinned back.

Brian told the group about his first relationship with a man, and how he had eventually moved abroad to join him, but the relationship turned sour.

Penny said childhood abuse had led to her having "a chronic body image and anorexia when I was 10".

Bubble wept as he described how having a daughter had made him a better person, and Narinder told how she was subjected to racial abuse at school.

Nominations

The atmosphere in the house took a turn for the worse on Friday when the housemates were asked to nominate who should be the first to be evicted.


Penny: Odds against her
Schoolteacher Penny and Welsh hairdresser Helen each received five votes and one of them faces eviction next Friday.

The public will decide, but William Hill has odds on the axe falling on Penny.

She is the outsider at 33-1 to win the contest. Outside the house she has been given black marks from her headmistress who said she could face the sack after appearing nude in front of cameras and setting a bad example to her pupils.

Meanwhile Josh, who on Friday night was voted by viewers as the new person to join the household, zooms in as second favourite with William Hill at 6-1.

Josh will enter the house on 8 June - the same day that Penny or Helen will leave.

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