‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ episode 6 recap: Who won HOH after Mirai’s goodbye? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

After being on the chopping block two weeks in a row, Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu said goodbye during the last live eviction episode. The house voted unanimously to send her packing over co-nominee Chris Kattan, who shockingly asked his fellow players to vote him out (they didn’t). With only nine people left in the game, who won the third HOH competition of Season 3 on Wednesday night, and whom did they nominate for eviction?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Celebrity Big Brother” recap of Season 3, Episode 6 to find out what happened Wednesday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite “CBB” houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list.

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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’!” In the fifth episode, Head of Household Chris Kirkpatrick explained to Todrick Hall and Miesha Tate yet again (for like the 100th time) that he didn’t want to nominate his buddies Carson Kressley and Cynthia Bailey for eviction. The Veto comp played out on live TV, with Kirkpatrick’s BFF Shanna Moakler winning her first competition of the season. Shanna kept the noms the same, which meant either Mirai or Kattan would be evicted. By a unanimous vote, the former Olympian was sent packing over the “SNL” legend. How will tonight’s hour play out?

8:04 p.m. – After Mirai’s eviction Shanna was boasting about her Veto win, a dream of hers, to Cynthia, Shanna and Kirkpatrick when Kattan came into the room to ask why they kept him instead of allowing Mirai to continue to play. He was clearly emotional over Mirai having to leave, but it was a struggle getting him to understand that it’s a game. Later, Shanna and Kirkpatrick filled us in on a decision they made to not back door Todrick because Kattan wasn’t prepared to understand he needs to vote for him.

8:07 p.m. – Meanwhile in the kitchen, Todd Bridges and Lamar Odom were with Miesha and Todrick discussing who their target should be if they win HOH. Miesha said that Carson is their biggest threat and he needs to go. Back in the bedroom, Cynthia, Shanna and Carson felt like they needed anyone other than Miesha to win HOH otherwise they’d go up on the block.

8:09 p.m. – Former houseguest Kato Kaelin popped up on the television from a hot tub to introduce their Head of Household comp. Everyone was on edge, feeling like they or their side of the house had to win power this week.

8:14 p.m. – In the backyard was Kato’s hot tub, ski lift and a game clock for the “Ski Strip” comp. To win HOH every player would have to sit on the ski lift, rigged with 3 buttons, and strip out of their ski outfit down to their bathing suit and jump in the hot tub. The game clock would gain time at different rates based on how many of the buttons the players could hold down while undressing.

8:24 p.m. – During the competition we saw Todrick be the guinea pig as the first up, Miesha put up a really strong performance, Shanna do her best to not taking her body more than two of the buttons at a time, and Lamar do his best to maneuver his tall body around the ski lift clearly built for smaller people.

8:29 p.m. – In the end, the timed results were: Todrick at 6:54 minutes, Kattan maxing out, Todd at 48:46 minutes, Cynthia at 70:46 minutes, Miesha at 5:50 minutes, Shanna at 23:48 minutes, Lamar at 22:46 minutes, and Carson at 10:30 minutes. That means Miesha was once again crowned HOH! Her win sent chills down the spines of Carson and Cynthia, but Todrick was a little bitter himself that he came so close to winning a comp.

8:37 p.m. – Despite working with Miesha and Todrick in the last two weeks, Kirkpatrick and Shanna felt like Miesha’s second HOH win put a huge target on her back and that they’d need to get her out soon. That being said, they were happy that Todrick didn’t win because he’s more of a wild card that may have flipped on them. Expecting to see the block, Carson and Cynthia knew their best hope at staying in the house was to push Kattan’s narrative that he wants to leave.

8:45 p.m. – Miesha and Todrick deepened their bond in a conversation about where Miesha comes from and how much her mother did for her in her life. She described “stubborn” years where their relationship was tough, but today she is grateful for her mother allowing her to dream despite their meager means.

8:48 p.m. – Later in the day, Cynthia was on the couch when Miesha and Kattan had a brief conversation about who she was planning to put up. She was able to hear that Miesha promised Kattan wouldn’t be going on the block. That was information she had to immediately take to Carson to warn him that if Kattan wasn’t going up that it’s probably the two of them. Ahead of nominations, Todrick questioned with Miesha whether or not Cynthia is a threat to them and suggested that she consider Kirkpatrick as an option because he might take a shot against them if they don’t do it first. For Todrick, Kirkpatrick was becoming a danger to him, but Miesha said that they are the two closest to her while also acknowledging that his behavior did change during his HOH reign.

8:56 p.m. – At the nomination ceremony, Miesha revealed the photos of Carson and Cynthia as her nominees. She told Carson that he’s a “lovely human being” and Cynthia that she’s a “beautiful, strong woman,” but that unfortunately their alliances have not aligned so far in the game. Privately in the diary room, she told us that if her target Carson can’t go home then they’ll have to “clip his wing” and take Cynthia out.

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