Big Brother contestant Andrew Tate has been removed from the show.
A statement from Channel 5 said: “Due to information Channel 5 and Big Brother became aware of today, Andrew Tate has been removed from the Big Brother House.”
The four-time world champion kickboxer, who entered The Others house on launch night, claimed producers removed him from the show because they felt he was ‘too risky’.
— Simply Big Brother (@Simply_BBUK) June 13, 2016
The 29-year-old, from Chicago, claimed housemates Jackson Blyton, Chelsea Singh and Marco Pierre White Jr had made threats to hit him since he entered the main house on Saturday.
But a spokeswoman for Big Brother said his claims were ‘completely false’.
After leaving Andrew posted a video to Facebook (which has since been deleted), saying: “I just wanted you all to know that I’m no longer in the Big Brother house I’m afraid.
If I stayed too many people would have walked out cause my plans are too good and they were afraid I would ruin the show
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) June 13, 2016
“I had a new plan that I wanted to do, which was much better than calling them all snakes. I had an amazing masterplan, and the producers of the show were worried that if I did such an amazing plan and got caught, that it was going to kick off, in a big way.
“Since I’ve been in the house, Marco threatened to hit me, Chelsea threatened to hit me, Jackson threatened to hit me, and they were saying to me look if one of them takes a swing at you, please don’t hit back. You’ll destroy them, you’ll annihilate them. You’re a pro-fighter, these are people who think they can fight. Please don’t hit them back.
Due to information channel 5 and Big Brother became aware of today Andrew Tate has been removed from the Big Brother House
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) June 13, 2016
“And they decided that my new plan was just too risky, and I had to leave. So, enjoy the show without me.”
But a Big Brother Spokeswoman said: “Channel 5 and Big Brother have become aware that Andrew Tate has posted a statement on Facebook about the circumstances of his departure from the Big Brother house. What Andrew says in that statement is completely false.
“Andrew was not removed because of his actions inside the house. Nor was he removed for tweets allegedly posted by him prior to his entering the house.”