Lewis Flanagan has returned home after getting the boot from Big Brother 2018.
Channel 5 announced on Friday that Lewis had been ejected from the show with “immediate effect.”
A spokesperson for Big Brother said: “Lewis has been removed from the Big Brother House for unacceptable language that contravenes the rules. Lewis has left the House with immediate effect.”
Big Brother has not revealed just what Lewis said however his family have spoken out to deny the comments were in any way racist or homophobic.
In a video shared on his Twitter page, Lewis was seen arriving back home to crowds outside his house.
Thank you all so for your support. Lewis is loving been home and he will catch up on this page tomorrow. He loves you all xxx pic.twitter.com/WWxRxPbCfA
— Official Lewis F BBUK (@FbbukO) October 26, 2018
Lewis’ friends and family rave: “You did us proud! We love you!” as he brings his suitcases inside.
In further tweets, Lewis’ pals shared: “Hi Everyone thank you for all your love & support for Lewis. He’s aware of everything you have all done & he is totally blown away. He’s just currently spending time with his family & he will be soon taking a look at this amazing page and it’s amazing folllower. He loves you all.”
Another read: “#lewis is fine and back with his family tonight. He’s the peoples winner of #bb19 and always will be. Onward’s and upwards Lewis . We love you. Xxxxx #bbuk”
Meanwhile, back inside the house, Cameron Cole was left in tears first by Lewis’ removal and then Tomasz Wania’s eviction.
“This is the worst day of my life,’ he sobbed to the housemates. “This is literally the lowest day of my life. This is my world. I feel like my world has crashed. I’ve lost my brother and I’ve lost my best friend. Everything’s come crashing down.”
While Big Brother has yet to air the reasons for Lewis’ removal, they did show the moment he left the house in Friday’s highlights.
In the Diary Room, he said: “I didn’t mean to offend anyone, it was a slip of the tongue. I never once tried to offend anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s unacceptable.”
Louis continued: “I’m not ashamed of myself because I didn’t try to offend anyone, it was just a slip of the tongue.
“Unfortunately for me my bad language and misuse of certain phrases and certain words has exploded in my face. I would apologise to anyone who I’ve upset.
“I’ve never meant to upset anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings or disrespect anyone from any background or sexuality or race or gender or religion. So yeah, I’m sorry. Obviously I’m going to pay the price.”
Big Brother airs tonight at 10:30PM on Channel 5.
This year’s final takes place on November 5.