Dennis McHugh has been booted out of the Big Brother house for unacceptable behaviour.

A row broke out between Dennis, Rex, Mohamed and Darnell at 12.45am on Friday after Rex smudged Jennifer’s task-winning painting of Stuart and, during the argument, Dennis is said to have spat in Mohamed‘s face.

Big Brother immediately stepped in to break up the argument, dividing the housemates into two groups, and ordering them to stay in the two separate bedrooms for the rest of the night. E4’s live coverage was suspended.

Dennis and Mohamed were called separately to the diary room in the early hours to discuss the incident.

Dennis was called to the diary room a second time at 1:15pm and told he was immediately being removed from the house.

A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: “Spitting in someone’s face is seriously offensive and Mohamed was understandably upset. Big Brother has very clear rules about offensive behaviour.

“Like all housemates Dennis was clearly informed before entering the house that he faced eviction if he acted in an unacceptable manner.”

Viewers will be able to see the incident and how it was handled in tonight’s highlights show on Channel 4 at 9pm.

However, unlike last week’s eviction vote, which was cancelled in light of Alexandra’s removal from the house, tonight’s eviction will go ahead as planned, with either Mohamed or Sylvia facing the chop.