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Chloe Goodman entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Chloe Goodman entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Perez Hilton entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

Perez Hilton entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

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Ken Morley entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Ken Morley entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Alexander O'Neal entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Alexander O'Neal entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Alicia Douvall entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Alicia Douvall entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Keith Chegwin entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Keith Chegwin entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Kavana, real name Anthony Kavanagh, entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Kavana, real name Anthony Kavanagh, entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Michelle Visage entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Michelle Visage entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Katie Hopkins entering the Celebrity Big Brother house for the second time at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Katie Hopkins entering the Celebrity Big Brother house for the second time at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Nadia Sawalha entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Nadia Sawalha entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Calum Best entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Calum Best entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Cami Li entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Cami Li entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson

UK TV watchdog Ofcom is assessing hundreds of complaints about Celebrity Big Brother after former Coronation Street star Ken Morley was removed from the show and another contestant was cautioned by police.

More than 250 viewers complained after the former soap actor clashed with his housemates and was evicted from the show for using "unacceptable language" including repeated use of the word "negro".

Ken is the second contestant to be removed from the house less than a week after the Channel 5 show began.

Former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson, 34, was kicked off the show after former Page 3 girl Chloe Goodman, 21, claimed he drunkenly tried to look at her breasts while the pair were alone in the toilet.

The alleged incident, which was not shown on camera, came after Chloe went to Jeremy's assistance as he vomited after drinking rum and vodka.

Hertfordshire Police, the force covering Borehamwood where the show is filmed, said: "A 34-year-old man voluntarily attended Hatfield police station on January 12 to assist police with their inquiries into an incident which is alleged to have taken place in the Big Brother House in Borehamwood in the early hours of Saturday January 10. The man has subsequently been issued with a police caution for common assault."

The force confirmed it had not received any complaints about Ken's behaviour.

Viewers have also complained to Ofcom about Jeremy's behaviour and some of the language used by Katie Hopkins.

The show has a history of causing controversy and last year's series was the second most complained-about show of the year, with 1,874 people contacting the watchdog about it.

The only programme with a worse record was the main Big Brother series which received 3,784 complaints, many of them centred on the behaviour of its eventual winner, Helen Wood, who was accused of bullying other contestants.

Ofcom found the show breached the broadcasting code last year after it showed a pre-watershed scene where housemates swore 14 times within 50 seconds.

Its lowest point came in 2007, while it was still on its original home of Channel 4, when around 40,000 people complained after a race row engulfed the celebrity version of the show.

The fiery verbal exchanges between Jade Goody and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty even reached the world of politics with then-chancellor Gordon Brown forced to address the issue during a visit to India after protesters burned effigies of the show's producers.

Jade was criticised for bullying Shilpa along with fellow contestants Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara.

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