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Model Lacey Banghard exits Celebrity Big Brother


Glamour model Lacey Banghard became the third person evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House.

The 20-year-old from Bedford lost out in the public vote last night, with viewers deciding to keep X Factor wannabe Rylan Clark, Steps star Claire Richards and annoying US reality duo Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in the house.

Page Three girl Banghard said she had enjoyed being in the house but admitted it was hard being the youngest, especially after former Coronation Street star Sam Robertson, 27, was voted out on Sunday.

"I did find it really hard because I was the youngest person in the house," she told host Brian Dowling.

"I didn't notice as much until Sam had left. I kind of realised when he had gone that I didn't have anyone to talk to about young people's things."

But she dismissed hopes of a romance with the Scottish actor, saying he was not her type.

Having entered the house to a loud array of booing, she added that she was pleased to be cheered when she left, as she joined the show to change people's perceptions of her.

All the remaining housemates, who include ex-EastEnders actor Gillian Taylforth and jockey Frankie Dettori, will face eviction on Sunday, after ex-footballer Neil Ruddock and former Neighbours star Ryan Moloney were ruled to have broken house rules concerning tactical voting.