Well, at least the brief British national nightmare of Evander Holyfield in the “Celebrity Big Brother” house is over already. On Friday, the decision was made by the contestants to evict the boxer, and spare the show any further controversy moving forward the rest of the way.
Earlier this week, Holyfield created a huge stir with some comments that he made about homosexuality, and he was formally warned by the show not too long after that. Then, to make matters even more horrifying, he came under further controversy for saying that he once “punched” a pregnant horse after being frustrated with the way in which it embarrassed him after bucking him off. There is a video of this incident out there, but it’s pretty horrifying and so we don’t really have any interest in showing it here.
Had Holyfield not been evicted by the other contestants in the house, we do wonder whether or not Channel 5 and the show’s producers would have considered sending the boxer home on their own accord. The last thing that they want to do is deal with more controversy, and you have to remember that British television is far stricter when it comes to controversy on TV than even here in the USA. Had Aaryn or Amanda from “Big Brother 15” this past summer been on TV over there, we have no doubt that they would have been sent home by production before someone had an opportunity to actually evict them.
As for Evander appearing on the show in the first place, he was one of the first contestants on “Dancing with the Stars,” and he is far too old to really get into the world of boxing again. We just wonder now what sort of reality show is going to be next for him.
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