American producer David Gest has left the Celebrity Big Brother house due to medical reasons.
Viewers have seen David take to his bed over the last few days and Big Brother informed the audience he was under the weather.
Celebrity Big Brother contestant David Gest (Jonathan Ford/Channel 5)
He missed the gunge task from the weekend and spent time confined in Big Brother’s spare bedroom.
A Channel 5 spokesman said: “Due to medical reasons, David Gest has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House.”
His exit will be shown in tonight’s show.
Sorry guys but @DavidGest2016 is a bit poorly just now! When he is all fixed we will let ya know xx
— David Gest (@DavidGest2016) January 18, 2016
He was at the centre of a row in the house last week when US reality star Tiffany Pollard thought he was the David who had died, instead of David Bowie.
Bowie’s ex-wife Angie confided in Tiffany after being told the news of the Ziggy Stardust singer’s death.
Talking to Tiffany in the kitchen, Angie said: “Tiff, you’ve got to do me a favour. You can’t say a word. David’s dead.”
Tiffany assumed the David in question was Gest and started screaming before running outside to tell her fellow housemates the news.
Celebrity Big Brother’s Angie, John Partridge and David Gest (Channel 5)
After checking on Gest, who was very much alive, Pollard ranted: “She (Angie) told me that David died. Why the f*** would she do that? She just told me that you were dead. That is so f***ing – ! Why the f*** would she do that to me?”
Kim Kardashian’s good friend, Jonathan Cheban, quit the house last week, citing its ‘bad vibe’.
He told Big Brother in the diary room: “I just think that my time here is kind of expired. The house is not fun any more.
— Jonathan Cheban (@JonathanCheban) January 14, 2016
“I’m not really in to fighting, Tiffany’s insane, and it’s just going to be a horrible situation here and I just don’t want to be a part of that situation. It’s getting down and dirty.
“Everybody is getting terrible now, it’s a bad vibe in the house, so I really have to get out at this point.”
He added: “I’m feeling very emotional because I’m sad that I’m going to go and say goodbye to everybody. I don’t want to be there and get anxious and claustrophobic and freak out about it.”