Monday 23 April 2018

Angie Bowie demands Celebrity Big Brother exit after David Gest leaves show due to illness

Angie Bowie arrives at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother
Angie Bowie arrives at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother
File photo dated 05/01/16 of David Gest arriving at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, as he has left the house due to medical reasons

Georgina Stubbs

After David Gest quit the Celebrity Big Brother house because of illness, viewers have been left hanging as to whether Angie Bowie will be joining him.

The 66-year-old began angrily packing her suitcase for a second time on Monday's show - annoyed the lights were still on while she was trying to sleep and that fellow housemates were having "another party".

In the diary room, she demanded: "I want to leave now! Get me my stuff! Give me my stuff! Now!"

Some of the other housemates could hear Bowie yelling from the diary room, as she shouted: "I am not staying here another minute. Get me out of here right now!"

Despite Big Brother's concerns that it was the "middle of the night" and that things "had to be put in place", Bowie said: "Get me a car and let me be gone, if you want to be cheap get me an Uber."

It was unclear at the end of the show whether Bowie had left or remained as a housemate.

Gest departed the house after the American producer, who had taken to his bed over the last few days, informed Big Brother that he was too ill to continue.

The 62-year-old missed the gunge task at the weekend and spent time confined in Big Brother's spare bedroom as he tried to recover.

In the diary room, Liza Minnelli's former husband said: "I've been so sick, and I'm really sad as I wish I could stay. It's something I will never forget.

"I want to thank all the people that have been supporting me, I want to tell all the cast mates that I love them and I love this country for their support and being so good to me. Thank you Big Brother."

A Channel 5 spokesman said: "Due to medical reasons, David Gest has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house."

A tweet from his official account, made by his team, said: "Sorry guys but @DavidGest2016 is a bit poorly just now! When he is all fixed we will let ya know xx."

Gest was at the centre of a row in the house last week when US reality star Tiffany Pollard thought he was the David who had died, instead of David Bowie.

Bowie's ex-wife Angie confided in Pollard after being told the news of the Ziggy Stardust singer's death.

Talking to Pollard in the kitchen, Bowie said: "Tiff, you've got to do me a favour. You can't say a word. David's dead."

Pollard assumed the David in question was Gest and started screaming before running outside to tell her fellow housemates the news.

After checking on Gest, who was very much alive, Pollard ranted: "She (Angie) told me that David died. Why the f*** would she do that? She just told me that you were dead. That is so f****** - ! Why the f*** would she do that to me?"

Gest is the latest star to leave the house after Kim Kardashian's good friend, Jonathan Cheban, quit the house last week, citing its "bad vibe".

Cheban told Big Brother in the diary room: "I just think that my time here is kind of expired. The house is not fun any more."

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