Self-styled ‘international playboy’ Kenneth has walked out of the Big Brother house.

The businessman, who was born in Hong Kong but lives in Scotland, walked out in the early hours of Thursday morning having only entered last Friday as one of the five new housemates.

He was the bookies’ favourite to be kicked out of the house on Friday, after facing eviction by public vote against fellow new housemates Bea, David, Hira and Tom, as well as original housemates Marcus, Noirin, Halfwit, Dogface, Siavash and Charlie.

A spokeswoman for Big Brother said Kenneth left at 4.50am and that votes have been suspended.

It is not yet known why he left, but he has been at the centre of several clashes in the house this week.

The 24-year-old is going out with former housemate Karly, who was evicted on Friday – minutes after millionaire Kenneth had entered the house.

He has been accused by Karly’s friends in the house of flirting with the other female housemates.

Kenneth also clashed with new housemate Bea after she refused to carry out a secret task.

The new housemates were told last Friday that they had to make sure Noirin and Halfwit were nominated for eviction this week.