Former Apprentice star Karthik Nagesan said he was “milking it for all it’s worth” after he became the second person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The reality star was voted out of the Channel 5 house over YouTube personality Trisha Paytas.
The other two housemates up for eviction – Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and The Bachelorette’s Chad Johnson – had already learned they were safe from the boot.
After he got the chop, he told host Emma Willis: “These moments come few and far between, unless I become a real celebrity after this, so just soak it in and enjoy the experience.”
He added: “I’m a bit of a geek and a nerd, I thought the vote band would be hard to shift, I’ve not been in the public eye since December.
“It wasn’t much of a surprise. I’m just happy I’m not the first person out.
“I’m milking it for all it’s worth, who would have thought it 12 years ago after I got off the plane?
“I’m a celebrity with these guys? Who gets these chances? Thanks for letting me be in the public eye.”
Nagesan said he thought he did not fit in in the house because he had not spent years being famous like his fellow housemates.
He added: “I don’t know after this if I’m going to be a celebrity or go back to be an IT guy and then who will give me a job?”
He later backed Gogglebox star Sandi Bogle to win the competition.