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Big Brother star Megan McKenna calls Tyrone club-goers scum in Twitter tirade

Linda Stewart

Published 15/02/2016 | 14:07

Megan McKenna
Megan McKenna

Reality TV star Megan McKenna has unleashed a foul-mouthed Twitter tirade at customers of a Northern Irish nightclub, describing them as "scum" after she walked out of a personal appearance.

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The Celebrity Big Brother contestant stormed out of popular Strabane nightspot Ruby's on Saturday with her entourage, amid claims that a bottle had been flung.

Afterwards she took to Twitter to deliver an expletive-laden rant.

As well as branding customers of the nightclub "scum" she called them "absolutely disgusting people".

Megan McKenna has a meltdown on Celebrity Big Brother
Megan McKenna has a meltdown on Celebrity Big Brother

Ms McKenna (23) slated Ruby's as "F***ing worst place I've been in my life" - in stark contrast to fellow reality star, Joel Corry, formerly of Geordie Shore, who seemed only to have good memories of the north-west nightspot.

Afterwards he tweeted: "Thanks to Ruby's in Strabane for having me back down to play tonight! Club was bouncing for my whole set! Now back to Belfast!"

Ex On The Beach star Megan McKenna was evicted on day 18
Ex On The Beach star Megan McKenna was evicted on day 18

However, Ms McKenna seemed to be less than enchanted with the locals, tweeting: "Can't believe the scum that go to Ruby's in Strabane. Absolutely disgusting people! Get me home!"

Back in England yesterday, she appeared to regret her outburst, deleting the tweet.

As she headed to Selfridges for a Valentine's Day treat, she tweeted: "Love the people of Northern Ireland! Just had a bad experience in one club in Strabane".

The former Ex On The Beach star then posted several images of herself posing in underwear.

The foul-mouthed rant didn't go down well in Strabane, where some annoyed Twitter users branded her a diva and called her out for criticising locals.

Erin Quigley posted: "We were waiting for a pic for 45 minutes when we could've been partying - who's the scum now?"

And Emma McGrath added: "The UK evicted Megan McKenna after 18 days in CBB. It only took Strabane an hour".

McKenna first hit the spotlight after reaching the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2009 as part of music duo Harmony, then becoming a cast member on the third series of Ex on the Beach. In Celebrity Big Brother, she received a formal warning for aggressive and threatening behaviour.

Ruby's was asked for a comment but did not respond.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Karina Carlin said: "It's certainly not how we would want Strabane to be viewed and I wish it hadn't happened.

"Her comments were out of kilter and they weren't befitting of somebody who is in the public eye to criticise an establishment or an entire town."

Belfast Telegraph

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