Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila REMOVED from the house

Why was Tila Tequila ejected from CBB?

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Tila Tequila has been REMOVED from the Celebrity Big Brother 2015 house after less than 24 hours.

We told earlier today how the show was facing its first controversy after less than a day.

Although the reasons for Tila's axe have actually nothing to do with what's been going on inside the house, rather comments made by the new housemate long before she entered.

The US reality star and model was one of thirteen celebs who joined the show's UK v USA themed cast in last night's live launch show but Channel 5 came under attack for including Tila in the line up following comments she previously made about the Nazis and Adolf Hitler.

The alleged remarks (via the Independant newspaper) date from years back in 2012 but as we all know, when it comes to appearing on reality telly all of your skeletons will be dragged out of the closet.

Tila - who has strongly denied being anti-semitic - supposedly described Hitler as a "good man" in a series of now deleted blog posts, claiming he had "stood up for his country" and "[tried] his best to help his country."

The Campaign Against Antisemitism have complained to Channel 5 with Jonathan Sacerdoti, director of communications, quoted as saying: “The British public has little time for attention-seeking Nazi sympathisers like Tila Tequila. Channel 5 and Endemol Shine UK ought to be ashamed of themselves for promoting such a deeply offensive person on prime time television."

A spokesperson for Channel 5 said earlier this evening: “These comments did not come to the attention of either Channel 5 or Endemol prior to this housemate’s entry into the Big Brother house. We are currently investigating these comments.”

Tonight (Friday) Channel 5 confirmed that Tila had left the house.

A statement from Channel 5 explained: “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.”

CBB continues nightly on Channel 5.

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