Big Brother viewers were left raging during Friday night’s live final as fan favourite Yinrun Huang came in fourth place.
Yinrun had been the bookies’ favourite to be crowned the 2023 Big Brother winner until she was knocked out of the top spot at the last minute earlier this week.
Despite being favourite to win for weeks, Yinrun came in fourth place during the hotly-anticipated live final, only coming ahead of Noky.
Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best confirmed her eviction and she was beaten by Jordan, Olivia and Henru, much to viewers’ shock as they argued she’d been ‘robbed’.
The live audience also seemed to be devastated as they could be heard booing when her eviction was announced and she said goodbye to her fellow housemates.
Later in the night, when Jordan was crowned as the 2023 winner, the crowds could still be heard chanting Yinrun’s name in support of the star.
Viewers were quick to take to X – formerly known as Twitter – to share their shock that she missed out on the Big Brother crown, insisting she was their real winner.
One wrote: ‘Yinrun in 4th was not something i expected,’ another said: ‘Yinrun should have won.’
A third commented: ‘I wanted Yinrun to win sooo bad! I’m gutted,’ and a fourth fumed: ‘You mean to tell me I just waited 6 weeks of #BigBrother for Yinrun to NOT win.’
One said: ‘Yinrun’s out that’s a shocker!!’ and another added: ‘YINRUN??? FOURTH??? ARE YOU JOKING???’
After her eviction, Yinrun caught up with hosts AJ and Will and reflected on her time in the house, admitting she didn’t expect to make ‘any friends’ in the house as she gushed over her now close friendships with her co-stars.
Yinrun then revealed that she was rooting for Jordan to be crowned the 2023 Big Brother winner.
After her exit, it was announced that Henry – who memorably got involved in a love triangle with Jordan and Matty – had come in third place.
After the love triangle drama, Henry and Jordan then shared a very steamy kiss in the hot tub as they grew closer on the show, winning fans over with their connection.
Speaking about his bond with Jordan after his exit, he said: ‘I couldn’t imagine my experience in there without him, he’s such a funny person… when he lets you in, it’s a wonderful experience.’
He also joked about luring Jordan into the hot tub for the smooch, as he said: ‘On night one he said he was never going in that hot tub, and he did!’
Asked how he felt about the love triangle with Matty, he said: ‘I have no idea, at the time Jordan was talking to me in riddles and it was like solving a rubix cube!’
Will then asked Henry what was next for him and Jordan, and he confirmed that they have plans to jet around the world together.
‘We have so many plans, we have a New York trip planned, we are going to go to Florence… we’ve got all these plans which I think are going to be great,’ he gushed.
Appearing in the live audience, Henry’s mother confirmed that she approved of his match up with Jordan.
Reflecting on his time on the show, Henry added: ‘It genuinely has really impacted me and I think I’m leaving a much better person than when I walked in.’
Meanwhile, Noky came in fifth place and was the first contestant to be evicted from the house in the final and join hosts AJ and Will to reflect on her time on the show.
Speaking about what she thought viewers liked about her, she said: ‘I think I kept it real throughout, I had a lot of resistance from my fellow housemates… but I think people probably appreciated that authenticity.’
When asked what was next for her, she added: ‘I’m really excited to start the next part of my life, I’ve been in a bubble the past few years, I wanted to learn more about myself… I feel like I wore my heart on my sleeve and I’m very proud of myself.’
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? ‘Loud and messy, and irritating probably.’
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘I think I might potentially offend some people. My mouth moves faster than my brain.’
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘Being cantankerous and acting as if I don’t want to be there even if I do in my heart. They might nominate me for being disengaged perhaps or not paying everyone an equal amount of attention. They may feel left out but I can’t help that.’
WHAT MADE YOU APPLY TO BECOME A BIG BROTHER HOUSEMATE? ‘I love challenges. I’ve had so many amazing times in my life, like going to Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain. I like to do something different and I think this is the next challenge I want to conquer. I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and disprove a lot of stereotypes around them. I also show what it’s like being a woman who’s worked in male- dominated fields. I want to show that women are capable of doing anything they want.’
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WHAT PART OF THE EXPERIENCE ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? ‘I’m most excited about being surrounded by so many people from different walks of life. I don’t think I will ever live in a house again with so many different kinds of people. I’m from China and I think it will help me be more immersed in British culture.’
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HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? ‘They would say I’m quite like a lucky person or someone who really wants to experience life to its fullest and do everything that it has to offer. Someone who is kind and fun and doesn’t take life too seriously.’
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HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? ‘I think they would say I’m particularly sociable and very chatty. I mean, I’ll be honest, my parents would definitely say I’m a bit of a snob but I take it as a compliment. I think it means you’ve got high standards and good taste. They’d say I was quite a peculiar child.’
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘I think when people are in that hangry state, that’s when I’ll wind people up and grind their gears. I think they’ll nominate me for being full on, and for my brutal honesty and oversharing of opinions.’