Glamour model Tila Tequila has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after posting “totally unacceptable” views on social media, Channel 5 said.
The broadcaster said it had been unaware of the “views and attitudes Tila had expressed” before she entered the house on Thursday and her continued involvement in the show was “untenable”.
More than 500 people signed a petition calling for the US TV personality to be evicted after she allegedly posted a series of anti-Semitic remarks online.
A Channel 5 spokesman said: “Unfortunately, Channel 5 and Endemol did not know about the views and attitudes Tila had expressed in social media postings prior to her involvement in Celebrity Big Brother.
“When they were brought to our attention, she was called to the Diary Room for a discussion with producers and was subsequently removed from the house.
“The views Tila had expressed, and permitted to remain uncorrected, are totally unacceptable and, accordingly, her continued involvement in the programme was untenable.”
Tila, 33, was one of 14 contestants to enter the Big Brother house for the 16th series of Celebrity Big Brother.
The mother-of-one, who was born in Singapore to Vietnamese parents, is best known for her MTV dating show, A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila.
Celebrity Big Brother continues on Channel 5, Saturday, August 29, 10.30pm.