Pritam Singh
RJ Pritam Singh is the new captain of the "Bigg Boss 8" house.Twitter

RJ Pritam Singh has beaten Praneet Bhatt to become the new captain of the "Bigg Boss 8" house.

Renee Dhyani, who got eliminated on Sunday, chose RJ Pritam Singh and Praneet Bhatt for the next captain's role, as she was the captain of the house for 48 hours.

Since she selected two for the captaincy, other contestants had no other option, but to select one of them as their new captain. And if reports are to be believed, the new captain of the house is Pritam.

Bigg Boss Newz, whose predictions have come true till now, said that Pritam has got six votes from the contestants, while Praneet got only two votes.

Voting took place on Monday afternoon through the ballot box. Inmates were also asked to give a valid reason as to why they chose that particular candidate as the next captain.

The candidates, Preetam and Puneet, were kept out of the voting.

Meanwhile, the nominations also happened on Monday and this week six contestants have been nominated for elimination. And Pritam shocked the housemates by nominating his "guruji", Puneet Issar.

Pritam is said to be very close to Puneet and Gautam Gulati, but due to Puneet's dominating nature he nominated him.

Meanwhile, here is the list of the top five contestants, who got nominated this week.

Sonali Raut, Karishma Tanna, Diandra Soares, Puneet Issar, Ali Quli Mirza and Dimpy Mahajan.