Andrew Tate has been REMOVED from the Big Brother 2016 house tonight.
Channel 5 confirmed this Tuesday (June 13) evening that The Other, who had been living in the main house as a Housemate, has been removed less than a week into the show.
A spokesperson for Channel 5 said: "Due to information Channel 5 and Big Brother became aware of today, Andrew Tate has been removed from the Big Brother House."
Precisely what has prompted Andrew's departure has yet to be confirmed but Channel 5 DENIED it was anything to do with offensive tweets allegedly posted to his Twitter account before the series begun.
A string of messages dating from as bar back as 2011 were revealed shortly after Andrew entered the house, apparently posted by his account.
The offensive messages took aim at people's sexuality, disability and race but in one message the Twitter account insisted they were not racist.
"im not racist i hate white people and black people the same [sic]." the user wrote in 2012.
However that was posted along a message reading: "F*** the running final if I wanted to see black people running id just threaten them with jobs." (via Daily Star)
"Big Brother does not condone any kind of racist or homophobic behaviour in the House," a Channel 5 spokesperson said previously about the tweets.
"If offensive comments of that sort are made in the house, Big Brother will deal with them appropriately, in accordance with its long-standing protocols."
Speaking about Andrew's exit tonight, a spokesperson for Channel 5 said in a further statement: "Andrew was not removed because of his actions inside the House. Nor was he removed for tweets allegedly posted by him prior to his entering the House.
"Andrew was removed because of information which came to light today."
They also DENIED Andrew's claims on Facebook about his removal. "What Andrew says in that statement is completely false," Channel 5 said.
Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.