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Dale gets boot from Big Brother

Dale Howard
Dale was voted head of house after winning the gorilla on a tyre challenge

Trainee teacher Dale Howard has become the eighth contestant evicted from the Big Brother house after losing the viewers' vote on the Channel 4 TV show.

Dale was up against Stuart Pilkington but 63% of the viewers who voted said they wanted him to go.

Both had said they wanted to face the vote this week and were duly nominated for eviction by fellow housemates.

Dale wanted to face the vote to see if he was liked by the public and he was greeted by cheers as he left the house.

Dale was nominated by Mohammed, Rex, and Sara, who said: "I know he really wants to go, and I feel so bad saying this because I really get along with him."

Sara also said she was nominating him because he disliked hearing singing in the house.

"He doesn't let me Kat and Rachel sing. He just hates our singing and he goes on about it all the time," she said.

Among Dale's highlights in the house was his success in winning head-of-house status - by hanging on a tyre for more than eight hours while dressed as a gorilla.

As well as the eight housemates evicted so far, two more have been removed for breaking the rules and one walked out. That leaves 10 housemates still in the running for the prize.

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