1% Club contestant returning to ITV after stint under 'different name'

Yinrun from Big Brother appeared on The 1% Club before she became famous on the reality show
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There is a familiar look to one of the 1% Club candidates. It's not just you, Yinrun Huang, a former Big Brother finalist, is on the ITV show tonight.

The 26 year old, who was a housemate on ITV's reboot of the reality TV show last year and made it to the final alongside Jordan Sangha and Olivia Young, shared the news on Instagram. Yinrun disclosed that the episode was actually filmed before her stint on Big Brother.

However, don't be confused, in her post, Yinrun hinted that she will be referred to as 'Runrun' on the show, explaining with a grinning face emoji: "P.S They gave me the name 'Runrun' because it was easier to say, but it's still me."

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She posted: "I'm on the 1% Club Tonight! This was filmed at the start of 2023 so I've had to keep my participation a secret for so long! But it's finally here and I can't wait to watch it back! ! (This is one of my favourite series)."

She expressed her gratitude to the show and praised host Lee Mack, saying: "Thanks to the show for having me as a player, I had the best time and lots of laughs, plus [host] Lee Mack is so charming."

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She also encouraged her followers to tune in, adding: "Please tune in on ITV1 at 20:55 pm to watch the episode, and see how powerful my brain really is! ! Can you get the 1% question? Good luck."

The latest post featured a collection of images related to the production and captions in which Yinrun talked more about her experience. In one caption, next to a picture seemingly showing the TV studio, she penned: "This was filmed over a year ago, so I'm really excited to finally watch it back."

She went onto inform her followers, stating: "I was a bit nervous but it was definitely one of the most fun experiences I've ever had, you'll see I laughed a lot."

Further on, Yinrun also shared: "I think you're gonna be VERY impressed with my performance."

Over the weekend, the post received thousands of likes and many of her fans dropped engaging comments. A user put forth: "Good luck."

While another follower chimed in with: "Hope you win."

However, some threw shade at the notion that Yinrun's name was altered, with one comment reading: "Totally not okay they changed your name because it's 'easier to pronounce'. Yinrun is very easy to say and even if it wasn't, it still needs to be learnt and said! Yinrun is a beautiful name."

Responding to this, someone else expressed: "Same here, definitely not right. Plus it's not even 'hard' to say."

Another fan responded saying: "I'm sorry they changed your name, cannot see how Yinrun could be difficult for anyone to pronounce. Even if it was, they should learn it."