Big Brother housemate Alexandra De-Gale has been removed from the house for intimidating behaviour. This week’s eviction vote has been suspended.

The shock move came after Alex was found to have repeatedly broken the programme’s rules on conduct by behaving in an unacceptable and sometimes intimidating manner towards fellow housemates.

The official Big Brother website reported that Alex was in discussion with Darnell in the living room shortly after 10.15pm on Tuesday, with a number of other housemates in proximity.

Discussing her nomination for this week’s eviction, Alex was heard to make apparently intimidatory comments about her intentions on leaving the house.

According to Channel 4’s transcript, while discussing the fact that she had been nominated, she told Darnell: “I’m not throwing water at anyone. It’s bigger than that… personal offence is never forgotten, do you know what I mean?

“We are just inside the house. I’ve got a very, very, very, very, very strong team outside the house.”

She continued: “I just can’t wait to see my mans and them and see what their plans are, who they got… I’m not talking about those mans, I’m talking about my gangster friends. They got some instructions to follow out.”

There has been a strong negative reaction from viewers to Alex’s behaviour with Channel 4 having received a significant number of comments since launch.

Her latest remarks were not screened via the ‘as live’ streaming on E4, but were reported up to senior production staff. In consultation with executives at Channel 4 the decision was taken to remove Alex from the house.

Alex was called to the Diary Room at approximately 8pm on Wednesday 18th June to be informed of the decision and was removed from the House without further contact with other contestants. The remaining housemates were informed of Big Brother’s decision at approximately 9.15pm.