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Tania evicted from Big Brother
Tania Do-Nascimento
Tania was the bookies' favourite to leave the house
Tania Do-Nascimento is the latest Big Brother housemate to be evicted.

She was given the push by the public, ahead of this week's other nominated contestants, Nush Nowak and Steph Coldicutt.

Tania, a 22-year-old clothes shop worker from Brondesbury Park, north London, had pleaded with Channel 4 viewers to vote her out - and 72% followed her instructions.

When presenter Davina McCall read out Tania's name, she screamed and jumped for joy before hugging the other housemates.

Waving her arms, she told them: "Oh my God, I'm so excited, I am so ecstatic."

As she packed her luggage, she told Steph and Nush: "I cannot tell you how excited I am. I am going to miss you guys. You have got to stay in until the end - just do it."

Gaetano Kagwa
Gaetano said the UK housemates were more reserved than in Africa

She said she was "oblivious" to why she had been nominated for eviction by the housemates.

"Maybe I can annoy someone, maybe I want things always my way, maybe I'm too into things that I shouldn't be," she said.

Tania told McCall said she never changed the way she acted in the house to prevent being nominated, saying: "I was just myself."

Davina said Tania would be remembered in the house for her swearing, smoking, sobbing, her blusher and her nails.

'Dull' viewing?

The fourth series of the show has seen a 40% drop in votes compared with last year, while this year's programme has been called "dull" by viewers and critics - and housemates condemned as "boring".

In an effort to liven up the show, producers swapped housemate Cameron Stout, from the Orkney Islands, with Gaetano Kagwa, a Ugandan contestant from Big Brother's Africa show.

Gaetano's own verdict on this year's housemates appears to have mirrored the mood of the British public.

"They are so very reserved here," he said. "It's not like that in Africa. There are more free spirits there. We don't have so many inhibitions."

Gaetano left to return to Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon after four days at the house in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

On his return on Friday morning, Cameron told his fellow housemates his trip had been "absolutely nuts".

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