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Friday, 15 June, 2001, 21:46 GMT 22:46 UK
Stuart evicted from Big Brother
Stuart walks from the Big Brother house
Stuart Hosking has become the second person to be evicted from the Big Brother house.

The 36-year-old company director was the overwhelming favourite to be evicted, with more than 86% of the telephone vote.

Housemates had complained he was "too competitive".

Paul escapes eviction from the house
His eviction comes at the end of a tumultuous week in the Big Brother house, with frequent flare ups, especially between Stuart and Amma.

Viewers of the Channel 4 programme heard Stuart said Amma had a "shallow" mind and she responded by urging people to vote him out.

'Nice guy'

His departure means Paul remains in the house.

More than a million people phoned the Big Brother eviction lines to choose who should leave the programme.

Stuart's wife Sian
Stuart's wife Sian watches her husband leave
Stuart cheered as he was named by presenter Davina McCall for eviction. He was quickly hugged by Paul and then the rest of the housemates in turn.

He told Helen before leaving the house: "I did not want to be the first out of the house.

"I have got what I wanted out of this."

He later told presenter Davina McCall that he was happy to leave the house.

He said: "I am a nice guy believe it or not.

"I wanted a challenge. Being locked in that environment you learn a lot about yourself."

Public vote

He admitted that he "should have walked away" when arguments erupted in the house.

"There were plenty of occasions when I bit my tongue," he added.

Brian is favourite to win the 70,000 prize, with odds of 2-1. Dean and Josh are second and third favourites.

But Stuart said he wanted to Bubble to win the prize.

Schoolteacher Penny Ellis was the first person to be voted out of the house, beating Helen in the public vote last week.

There have also arguments between gay housemates Brian and Josh during a party for Brian's 23rd birthday.

Penny: First to be voted out
Brian squared up to Josh, who entered the house on 9 June - two weeks after everyone else - saying he was resentful because Josh had become the centre of attention.

Odds on the next eviction are already available.

Helen and Narinder are joint favourites to be third to go, both at 7-4 - despite the fact that the housemates have not yet nominated a pair to be put to the public vote.

The next round of nominations will take place on Monday and be screened on Tuesday.

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