Lewis Bloor and James Whale have left the Celebrity Big Brother house in the first double eviction of the series.

The Only Way Is Essex star and the radio DJ were the fifth and sixth housemates to be evicted.

Lewis, when he arrived at the Celebrity Big Brother house (Ian West/PA)

Glamour model Samantha Fox, former EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood and Ex On The Beach star Stephen Bear had been nominated, but were saved by the public’s vote.

Lewis told show host Emma Willis he was not looking forward to sleeping without Marnie Simpson by his side, saying: “It’s weird, I’ll sleep on my own tonight.”

During his three weeks on the show he quickly developed a romance with reality TV star Marnie.

Lewis and Marnie cosying up (Channel 5)

Looking up at the big screen where Marnie was shown crying, Lewis, 26, added: “Marnie’s face is there and I’m gutted to leave her and I said the whole time that the best thing about the experience has been her.”

He added: “She is my best friend and I fancy her as well… She loves me for who I am and I love her because she’s wicked.”

When Emma asked if she should buy a hat for the couple’s wedding, Lewis joked: “I think you’ll be invited, Em.”

Lewis and Marnie’s romance seemed to be heating up (Channel 5)

But he cautioned: “There’s a few geezers after her so we’ll see how it goes.”

James, 65, revealed: “I went in thinking it was the easiest money I would ever earn in my entire life.”

However, he admitted the show had been a bigger challenge than he expected.

James, just after entering the Celebrity Big Brother house (Ian West/PA)

Earlier in Friday night’s episode, the contestants were stunned when Ariana Grande made her debut in the house – via video message.

The pop singer encouraged her half-brother Frankie Grande to win the Channel 5 reality show, telling him: “I just wanted to say how much I love you, how proud I am of you.

“I’ve been watching and you’re killing it and I’m so proud of you for being fan favourite every single week. I love you, I’m proud of you for being yourself.”

Frankie was brought to tears by Ariana’s appearance (Channel 5)

She continued: “I miss you so much and I can’t wait to see you, I have so much to tell you, I have so much music to play you, I can’t wait for you to come out. Come home soon. Oh, not too soon, win first.”

The message was delivered as part of a shopping task which involved family and friends of the housemates doing their best to distract them.

As part of the task, housemates were also visited by puppies, llamas, and a pony dressed as a unicorn.

Frankie playing with a pony dressed as a unicorn (Channel 5)