Lionel Blair evicted from Celebrity Big Brother

Lionel Blair has become the third housemate to be evicted from this series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Lionel Blair is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House Credit: PA

When his name was called, the 82-year-old said to remaining housemates: "I told you. I don't know why, but I expected it."

The entertainer left the house with the remaining housemates chanting his name and was greeted by a cheering crowd as he performed a magic trick before before being interviewed.

The veteran entertainer said he would remain good friends with Luisa Zissman, despite earlier arguing with the entrepreneur, and Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke.

He added that he wanted either Sam Faiers or Locke to win the show.