Police probe after actress Vicki Michelle hurt in Celebrity Big Brother row
Published 23/09/2015 | 01:15
Police are investigating after actress Vicki Michelle was injured during a brawl on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side.
The 'Allo 'Allo actress was taken to hospital after champagne glasses were allegedly thrown during the row at Elstree Studios in north London between American reality TV personality Farrah Abraham and former contestant Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: "Hertfordshire Constabulary received a report at 10.55pm on the evening of Tuesday September 22 regarding an incident which is alleged to have occurred in the Elstree Studios in Borehamwood. The incident occurred a short time before the call.
"Officers are currently making inquiries to establish the exact circumstances of what happened and will release further details when appropriate."
Michelle, 64, is thought to have been caught in the crossfire after t ensions flared when Horgan-Wallace called Abraham a "horrible bitch" and t he live Channel 5 show was taken off air 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.
A show source said: "There was drink-throwing and glass-throwing and chair-throwing. Security had to rush in. Vicki went to hospital to get checked out, but she's OK."
The star later tweeted: "Been checked over ... going home now. Bloody hurt! But thank you for worrying, I'm OK ... I think!"
The trio were panellists on the Celebrity Big Brother spin-off show presented by Rylan Clark, but it soon became clear there was no love lost between Abraham and Horgan-Wallace.
The exchange began when Clark asked Horgan-Wallace: "Do you miss Farrah being in the house?"
"No, I don't. She was just horrible," the former Big Brother 7 star responded. "She never took accountability for anything she did because she's a silly little girl.
"It's just pathetic. She's just nasty. There's one thing standing up for yourself and being a strong woman. There's another thing being a nasty horrible bitch. You've got your cheque, get on your plane and f*** off. No one likes you here."
Abraham hit back by slow-clapping Horgan-Wallace and saying: "Well done. Good job."
Later in the show, the 24-year-old American was asked her opinion of fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate Austin Armacost. As she started to talk about his anger issues, Horgan-Wallace could be heard saying it was a shame Abraham did not work through her own issues. "Hag, be quiet!" Abraham said.
"Sorry?" Horgan-Wallace queried as Clark ordered everyone to "calm down".
The screen then flashed to the UK vs USA logo before Clark returned saying: "Hi guys, unfortunately, we did have to pop that up there due to a matter that happened, er, unfortunately we have lost our panel for the evening, but we are going to carry on."
The show ended 10 minutes earlier than scheduled with users on Twitter posting that a fight had broken out between Abraham and Horgan-Wallace which had left Michelle injured.
A Channel 5 spokesman said: "Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side was interrupted this evening due to an incident on the set."
Celebrity Big Brother's Clark tweeted: "Apologies, we had to cut transmission due to reasons out of our control. Thanks to our loyal audience and viewers."
Horgan-Wallace tweeted: "Thanx for the concerned tweets I'm fine at home There seems to be a lot of misconstrued stories I will set the record straight I'm tired now."