As it turns out, the American version of “Big Brother” is not the only one currently drawing a great deal of controversy for its cast; you can also say the same exact thing about the people on the British version of the show.
Overnight, controversy erupted on the show’s live feed when boxer Daley Ojuederie, while in a dispute with Hazel O’Sullivan over a duvet cover that she would not give to him, made the move to slap her on the behind. She was clearly upset by his move (which you can see in the video here), but Daley remained in the house until the morning, when producers made the move to actually forcibly remove him. While we have seen expulsions on a number of occasions on the American show, this is the first time that a contestant on the Channel 5 version overseas had to be removed by producers.
Speaking in a statement explaining their decision, the network made it clear that the behavior was unacceptable:
“Due to threatening and aggressive behaviour towards Hazel O’Sullivan we have taken the decision to remove Daley Ojuederie from the Big Brother house.”
What we do not quite understand is whether or not there were people privy to the footage overnight, and could have made that decision immediately. By leaving someone in the house in a moment like this, you are basically giving them license to continue and exhibit more deplorable behavior for the time in which they are there.
Do you think that this is a great move, but bad timing by producers since he should have been removed from the game immediately? If you want to read about some other highlights from this series, you can do so over at the link here.
Photo: Channel 5