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Friday, 29 June, 2001, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK
Paul faces Bubble in eviction vote
Bubble and Paul
Bubble and Paul face the viewers' votes
Big Brother contestants Paul and Bubble are waiting to find out which one of them will be the fourth person evicted from the house.

The public voting closes on Friday night, when either computer designer Paul Clarke, 25, or warehouse operative Bubble, real name also Paul, 24, will be booted out.

It is the first time Bubble has been nominated. Paul, on the other hand, has faced eviction twice before.

But Paul took the news of his third nomination in his stride, when it was announced on Tuesday. Bubble, however, said he was "gutted" by the news.

Still, the latest odds from Big Brother's official bookmakers, Paddy Power, put Paul as the overwhelming favourite to go. His odds stand at 1-8 on for eviction while Bubble's are on 9-2 against.

'Excitable'

Paul was saved from eviction for a second time last week when up against medical rep Narinder Kaur.

More than two thirds of the 1.2 million members of the public who voted between Tuesday and Friday wanted Narinder out.

Big Brother housemate Narinder
Narinder was voted out last week

This week, he was nominated again by six of the remaining eight housemates. Bubble was voted for by three people.

The housemates gave different reasons for voting for Paul. Amma called him "over excitable" and said that he "could be annoying sometimes".

Josh told Big Brother that Paul was "the person that winds me up the most".

Bubble was voted for by Helen. She said: "We don't get on that well."

Paul also chose Bubble. He said: "He is the loudest, which could cause a problem later on."

But bookmakers consider Bubble to be favourite to win the overall contest and 70,000 prize-money.

Records

It has been an eventful week for Bubble. On Monday night he joined a Tai Chi exercise session in the garden with Dean, Elizabeth, Josh, and Amma.

After 20-minutes of tuition he seemed to be getting used to activity, until he spotted the reflection of his stomach.

Big Brother contestant Dean
Dean broke the sugar tower record

He decided he needed to lose some weight. Yet, it did not stop him trying to break the record for eating the most sweetcorn kernels in three minutes.

Bubble was required to eat 169 kernels in three minutes. Despite falling short by just four he did set a new UK record in the process.

The record attempt were part of this week's Big Brother challenge, officiated over by adjudicators from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Dean's challenge was building a giant sugar cube tower over the world record of 1.02m.

He had two hours to complete his tower and did so, reaching 1.20m with an hour to spare.

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