Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Channel 5 deny that Perez Hilton was 'made to stay'

Celebrity Big Brother 2015

Channel 5 have denied that Perez Hilton was 'made to stay' on Celebrity Big Brother.

Perez was evicted from the show last night but claimed he had tried to "repeatedly" walk from the house.

Speaking to Rylan Clark on Bit On The Side, Perez even told how producers took him out of the Diary Room at one point to personally convince him to remain in the series

"They convinced me not to leave. Big Brother convinced me not to leave - repeatedly. I tried walking many times," Perez said. "I'm being really honest. Let me be real honest - this is my time to be real honest.

"I won't mention names but I got out of the Diary Room and somebody from production said, 'You can't quit - it's The Perez Show'. I'm all about me, myself and I."

Saying that he 'didn't want to get anyone in trouble', Perez continued: "I won't mention who. They did... While I was in the house they said, 'This is the most watched Celebrity Big Brother in years and it's The Perez Show'.

"Once I heard that I thought, 'Alright, why am I going to quit if it's the f**king Perez Show and if it's the most watched season in years?'"

A spokesperson for Channel 5 has since responded to Perez's comments with a short statement.

They said: "Housemates are free to leave the house at any time.

"Perez's decision to stay in the Big Brother house was his, and his alone."

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015 continues tonight on Channel 5 from 9PM with the final on FRIDAY.

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