CBB's Chloe Khan missed Tuesday night's double eviction to spend time with family

Published Wednesday, Aug 24 2016, 15:24 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Celebrity Big Brother's Chloe Khan has explained her absence from Tuesday night's double eviction, saying she was spending time with her family.

The former X Factor hopeful, who was the third housemate to be evicted, has previously been seen at the Borehamwood studios cheering on house beau Bear, but she was noticeably absent during the latest live show.

The reason? She was spending quality time with her fam.

CBB: Chloe Khan on BOTS
15 August 2016

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Chloe tweeted before the show: "I'm not going to be at eviction tonight, I have 1000000% faith @stephen_bear will be in until the final & I need time with fam but #teambear (sic)."

And she was right! Bear survived another eviction!

The Ex On The Beach star has been the most controversial of this series' housemates, winding up the other celebrities and audience with some of his antics. It resulted in the housemates choosing him to face eternal nomination but, he avoided eviction every time and has now made the final!

Bear faces Marnie, Ricky, Frankie, Renee and Aubrey in Friday night's finale.

He struck up a romance with Chloe inside the house after publicly dumping girlfriend Lillie Lexie Gregg, who he began dating after they met on the fifth series of EOTB, which filmed in Thailand earlier this year. It currently airs Tuesday nights on MTV.

Chloe Khan and Stephen bear kiss again, CBB
5 August

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Chloe and Bear in the house.

After Chloe's eviction, Lillie entered the house to confront Bear as part of the shopping task. She told him she'd been humiliated and embarrassed by his antics, but Bear declined to speak to her, remaining quiet during her time in the house.

He later told the Diary Room: "In the long run, she would've got hurt a lot more. I had to break away from her, it's the hardest thing I had to do. I would've married her.

"I think about her every day but I can't be with her. It's not fair on her. I was adamant I wouldn't get with anyone else. I knew her for two and a half months, everything happens for a reason..."

Chloe then released a statement saying: "I'm glad that Lillie went into the house. It's finally shown the sensitive emotional side of Bear that I saw and loved all the time I was there. Lillie seems lovely and I have never wanted to hurt anyone. He said she was finished and [that they] only dated for a few weeks.

"I was single when I went in the house (read that I'm married - not true). In the house, everything is so intense. It feels like we were there forever and Bear and I were so inseparable. But out here we have different lives.He asked me to wait for him and I am, but whatever happens with us is cool and I will always have his back 100 per cent. #Bearwinner2016."

CBB continues 9pm on Channel 5.