Saturday 22 July 2017

David Gest leaves Celebrity Big Brother house for medical reasons

David Gest arrives at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. Ian West/PA Wire
David Gest arrives at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. Ian West/PA Wire
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

US producer David Gest, who had been ill in the Celebrity Big Brother house this week, has left due to medical reasons.

Gest did not take part in the gunge task over the weekend and viewers saw him sleeping during the day in the Big Brother bedroom.

Last week housemates mistakenly thought he had died with Tiffany Pollard misheard Angie Bowie as she relayed the news of David Bowie's death.

As Angie emerged from the Diary Room having heard the news of her ex-husband's death she told Tiffany 'David is dead' but failed to point out it was David Bowie and not fellow housemate David Gest.

Angie is comforted by housemates John Partridge and David Gest
Angie is comforted by housemates John Partridge and David Gest

Tiffany's resulting meltdown drew all the housemates into the misunderstanding, although they found David Gest was very much alive when they checked on him in the bedroom.

Gest's official Twitter account reads, “Sorry guys but DavidGest2016 is a bit poorly just now! When he is all fixed we will let ya know xx.”

Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban has already left the house before being evicted as he said "the house is not fun anymore".

Gest's exit will be broadcast on tonight's Big Brother.

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