Survival Of The Fittest: Laura Whitmore arrived at the lodge to tell the contestants that someone would be leaving [ITV]
After a day relaxing at the lodge, the contestants were reunited with TV host Laura Whitmore when she walked over the bridge in the evening to deliver the news that someone would be leaving that night.
Having explained that the boys were safe after they won the stop the clock challenge, Laura reminded the girls that as a result, they had become vulnerable.
And after revealing that Mariam, Tia and Georgia had the lowest public votes, the TV presenter explained that the boys had to decide which of the three had to leave the lodge immediately.
Survival Of The Fittest: The girls looked nervous as Laura delivered the news [ITV]
Survival Of The Fittest: The boys had to decide who to send home first [ITV]
But that wasn’t the only twist as Laura went on to reveal that a new contestant would be arriving in the morning.
“As a team you must now decide who must be replaced. That girl will leave the lodge tonight and will be replaced by another girl in the morning,” she explained.
As the boys couldn’t hide their shock over the twist, David could be heard telling his fellow contestants: “We have to make a decision regardless of the emotion involved.”
Whilst Tia, Mariam and Georgia waited nervously for the result, David, who has started to get close to Georgia, was heard asking his team to save her.
Survival Of The Fittest: Tia Latham said her goodbyes before she left the lodge for good [ITV]
“Boys, have you made a decision?,” Laura asked before the male team announced that they had chosen to send Tia home.
“I’m sorry, your time in the girls team is up, you must leave the lodge,” Laura told Tia who wished her fellow contestants well before she walked away from the lodge.
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As the scenes played out, viewers branded the elimination twist brutal.
“Ooh this is brutal. But Tia was the right person to go unfortunately. #SurvivalOfTheFittest,” wrote one.
Survival Of The Fittest: Tia Latham waved goodbye as she walked across the bridge [ITV]
Another added: “Just know this show would be brutal, a public vote on the very first night, they’re not messing about #SurvivalOfTheFittest.”
Survival Of The Fittest airs on ITV2, everyday from 9pm.