Self-proclaimed ‘wildcard’ Josh Goudswaard was the first to leave the Big Brother house.
The model and painter made himself a target by asking to be nominated, leaving his original alliance confused and questioning whether they could trust him.
Josh’s short stint in the house was also tainted with drama when he bumped into Sam Manovski, a former flame who’s also competing on this season.
While Josh hoped to reignite their romance, Sam wasn’t keen, leaving him ready to make a speedy exit.
After the first nominations completed entirely by the housemates, Mel, Layla, and Drew found themselves up for nomination on Thursday.
Big Brother gave them a second-chance challenge, allowing them to compete to get out of elimination. Layla dominated in the physical challenge, leaving Drew and Mel on the chopping block.
After a lot of quiet and secret chats in the corners of the house, Mel copped the elimination for the night.
“What a great group of people I got to live with,” she commented on the way out.
“I suck at this game,” she joked to her housemates.
OG Housemate Layla Subritzky was evicted on Monday night in an emotional vote that saw the clear lines between Big Brother royalty and new housemates begin to blur.
Fellow evictee Dave only received two dates, while six went to Johnson and nine to Layla.
She casted an emotional vote, telling Big Brother that she felt it was Johnson’s turn to be there, and that she’d already had hers in the years prior.
“I had so much, and I won a challenge!” she told her fellow housemates as she made her way out.
“I’m really happy with the things I did in there,” she said.
Lara and Lulu decided to work together in the second-chance challenge, leaving Jaycee alone.
Lara, who has a background in bodybuilding, lifted the heavier things, while Lulu helped by lifting and carrying the lighter parts.
Despite the master plan, the two women struggled with the final part of the challenge – a ring toss, which opened the way for Jaycee to take the win.
While the BB royalty were hoping to get Lara out over Lulu, the new housemates were gunning for Lulu.
However, even with a flip from Dave, Lara was still eliminated.
“Far out, I wanted to stay longer,” she admitted as she left.
“I think they made a bit of a mistake, but today I made myself proud,” she said.
“I proved that women in their 50s can do all that sort of stuff… I love that I got voted out for being a fierce competitor.”
The tight-knit 'J-Crew' were torn apart when Estelle's clever voting strategy to protect the Big Brother OGs saw Joel sent packing.
The eviction came hot on the heels of Joel and Aleisha's first kiss, leaving BB fans heartbroken they didn't get to see romance blossom.
But Joel has made peace with his eviction.
"I was definitely not surprised that I was evicted tonight, I knew that if I didn't win this challenge that I'd be up and ultimately evicted," he told Seven after being booted.
"No surprises here, but I've made peace with it. It is what it is and good luck to everyone else in the house."
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