Celebrity Big Brother contestant Ulrika Jonsson has admitted to feeling the strain of separation from her children after avoiding eviction yet again.

The former weathergirl had been nominated to face the public vote but has remained in the house after ex-Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton received more votes.

Speaking to fellow housemate Ben Adams after Michelle's exit, Ulrika revealed she was struggling to see the positive side of being saved by the public.

"I feel like I'm almost running out of steam... there's a clique there, with the boys," she said.

"I don't care what you say, I agree with Mutya [Buena], even if you're a dad, they don't have the same…it's just not the same being without your children, for a dad, as it is for a mum."

She added: "I'm not saying they that they love their children any less, but it's a different feeling."

Despite having upset most of the female housemates, rapper Coolio attempted to raise Ulrika's spirits, saying she should be proud to have "knocked three other women out the box".

"I've totally changed my opinion about you. I think you're cool, I was wrong, I am admitting it," the Gangsta's Paradise star added.

Though Big Brother had informed the housemates they would not be nominating again on this year's series, the group opted to host their own fake nominations.

Terry Christian jokingly nominated Verne Troyer, saying he had been "trying to take over the world" in the past - a reference to Verne's starring role in the Austin Powers films - as well as ex-boyband member Ben, for being "nice to everyone" and "good looking".

Verne said he would nominate Coolio because of the rapper's constant exaggerations.

Later that night Ben said in the diary room he felt he may have been up for eviction had there been more nominations.

20/01/2009 23:01:01