C5 quiet on Alexander O’Neal Celeb BB ejection scandal

3 comments - Posted on August 24 2015 at 02:58pm

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Alexander O'Neal discusses racial slurs with Ken Morley

Channel 5 has refused to comment on Alexander O’Neal’s claim that producers removed him from Celebrity Big Brother 2015 over his bitter row with Perez Hilton.

O’Neal left the fifteenth series of the show after twelve days in January, having received a formal warning over his row with the blogger. However, seven months on, he has now denied that his exit was voluntary – insisting that he’d been forced out instead.

In a shock interview with the Daily Star, he said: “I never walked out. Big Brother called me to the Diary Room and said, ‘We think it’s time for you to leave’. I was getting ready to make [Perez’s] life a holy hell, so they requested I should go. I couldn’t have stayed even if I’d wanted to.”

The soul added that bosses agreed to pay him his full fee – which anyone who leaves CBB voluntarily traditionally forfeits – but was asked not to reveal the truth while the show was on air.

Channel 5 has since declined the chance to respond to Alexander’s version of events when approached by bbspy.

The lack of comment will only serve to fan the flames of the controversy, which is the latest of several alleged cover-ups from the last series – including Katie Price’s access to a stylist, Patsy Kensit’s secret spray tans, and Perez being told of the high ratings to convince him not to walk.

At the time, the broadcaster said that Alexander had departed the house of his own accord, issuing this short statement: “Alexander O’Neal has chosen to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House.”

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3 comments on this article

  1. DarkStar says:
    Wed 26 Aug Reply !

    To be honest BBSpy no one cares at this point. He was an irrelevant housemate and we have already established MULTIPLE times that Big Brother no longer plays by the rules established during its run on C4.

    Stop beating a dead horse, let it go on focus on the new series starting tomorrow.

  2. Lanky says:
    Thu 27 Aug Reply !

    Well I certainly care – lack of response from c5 shows how little they care about the falling number of people watching their show. Their constant lies and insistence on keeping Helen Wood in the spotlight makes me want to switch off

  3. Danarazzi says:
    Thu 27 Aug Reply !

    I would honestly prefer C5 were more transparent with viewers, but I’m sort of at a point where I realise this is a very different show to the one I grew up watching, so it doesn’t bother me as much nowadays.

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