One of the Big Brother contestants has been removed from the house after less than 24 hours
The removal is reportedly in relation to a series of controversial tweets sent by the contestant.
The new (and reportedly final) season of Big Brother kicked off on Friday evening, and today it is being reported that one of the contestants has already been removed.
19-year-old Ellis Hillon is said to have been asked by producers to leave the Big Brother house following an investigation into her social media postings in the last few years.
It is reported that screengrabs from the Twitter account named @EllisHillon, which has since been deleted, began to the rounds on social media, and contained heavily racist remarks, as well as references to the 9/11 attacks.
On Saturday evening, Big Brother released a statement via their Twitter account, confirming that Hillon had been removed:
"As a result of our investigation into offensive and unacceptable posts on social media, Ellis Hillon has been removed from the Big Brother House."
Additionally, Big Brother host Rylan Clark-Neal tweeted about the removal:
Ellis has been REMOVED from the Big Brother house #bbuk
— R Y L A N (@Rylan) September 15, 2018
This comes hot on the heels of the severe controversy that plagued the most recent series of Celebrity Big Brother, as well as the announcement that the current series of Big Brother will be the last.
Channel 5 has confirmed that it will no longer broadcast Big Brother or its celebrity equivalent, Celebrity Big Brother, after the end of this new series of Big Brother.
Channel 5 confirmed the news in a statement on Friday, thanking the production company Endemol and the production team, the presenters of the show and the fans for their support over the last seven years.
"The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last - of either celebrity or civilian versions - on Channel 5," the statement read.