The identity of the bottom three – 4 of Diamonds, Gifty and Ryan – wasn’t a shock, with several Sofabet commenters correctly calling it during the day. Nor was it a shock that Ryan was again saved in the lifeline vote – it’s not hard to figure out why he struggles on Saturday but sails through on Sunday, when he has the cute young lad and Scottish votes to himself.
But I was surprised that producers sent Gifty home – as were punters generally, with 4 of Diamonds trading around 1.3 during the singoff. Maybe we shouldn’t have been. After all, she did appear yesterday carrying a suitcase.
Gifty’s treatment yesterday certainly suggested that she’d been struggling in the vote and producers were expecting her in the bottom three, but I’d guessed that they might use it as an opportunity to try to bounce her. But clearly they’d decided that she was a lost cause. I end the week with a modest loss on the elimination market. Props to stoney, who called it correctly in the comments during the singoff.
Will producers be happy for Sunday to keep on being the “Save Ryan” day? Will they run with Saara for another week or two? Will 4 of Diamonds be sent up in flames again next week? As ever, do keep the conversation going below.