Shankar Ashwath has been eliminated from Bigg Boss Kannada season 8. There were six contestants in the danger zone this week, but in the end, he got lesser votes for his survival in Kiccha Sudeep-hosted reality show.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 - Contestant 2
Actor Shankar Ashwath.Instagram

In the fifth week, KP Aravind, Nidhi Subbaiah, Prashanth Sambargi, Shamanth, Shankar Ashwath and Shubha Pooja were pushed to the danger zone by the inmates. However, Vishwanath Haveri saved Divya.

So, Prashanth Sambargi, KP Aravind, Nidhi Subbaiah, Shamanth, Shankar Ashwath and Shubha Poonja were facing the elimination test. Sambargi was announced safe in Saturday's episode. 

On Sunday's episode, KP Aravind, Nidhi Subbaiah and Shubha Poonja were announced safe. Shamanth and Shankar were facing the elimination test and the latter got lesser votes than other nominees for survival in Sudeep-hosted show. 

Nidhi Subbaiah Directly Nominated
Before leaving the house, Shankar was asked to name one contestant directly and he took Nidhi Subbaiah's name for apparently using unparliamentary language inside the house.  

Conversation with Sudeep
After coming on stage, host Sudeep asked him to name the three contestants who will reach the last stage of the game. Shankar Ashwath said, "Manju, Aravind and Raghu."

Kiccha Sudeep
Kiccha Sudeep's New Look in Bigg Boss Kannada season 8.Colors Kannada Facebook

According to him, Raghu Gowda has the potential to cause a big upset as his confidence level is increasing week after week. He has made a great comeback to position himself as a tough contestant in Bigg Boss Kannada season 8, he added. 

When asked who will be eliminated next week, Shankar Ashwath claimed that Shamanth as his confidence level is low and is in a confused state of mind. 

Shankar Ashwath had entered the show on day one and stayed in the reality show for 35 days. He was putting his best in the tasks although he struggled in the physical tasks.

Delayed Start
After much delay due to Covid-19, the eighth season of Bigg Boss Kannada took off on 28 February. Aravind KP, Lag Manju, Divya Urduga, Bro Gowda aka Shamanth Gowda, Dhanushree, Raghu Gowda aka Vine Store, Vaishnavi Gowda, Prashanth Sambargi, Vishwanath Haveri, Chandrakala Mohan, Nidhi Subbaiah, Divya Suresh, Nirmala Chennapa, Rajeev and Geetha Bharathi Bhat entered the show in the first week.

Shankar Ashwath is the fifth contestant to be eliminated from Bigg Boss Kannada 8 after Dhanushree, Nirmala, Geetha and Chandrakala.