Celebrity Big Brother has lost another housemate as David Gest has decided to quit the show.
Channel 5 confirmed today that David has chosen to leave because of “medical reasons”.
David has been ill for some time and has repeatedly stayed in a spare room to rest and recuperate.
But it seems that his condition has left him unable to participate in the show and he has decided that it is best for him to go home.
“Due to medical reasons, David Gest has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house,” a Channel 5 spokesperson said. “His exit will appear in tonight’s show on Channel 5 at 9pm.”
David’s illness also led to one of the biggest misunderstandings ever on television, as Tiffany Pollard mistakenly thought that he had died in the house when Angie Bowie told her of David Bowie’s death.
David is the second housemate to walk out of the competition after Kim Kardashian’s bestie Jonathan Cheban chose to quit earlier this series.
Meanwhile, Winston McKenzie and Nancy Dell’Olio are the first two housemates to have been evicted from the show.
The next eviction is expected to take place tomorrow (January 18) and will see Danniella Westbrook, John Partridge, Kristina Rihanoff and Tiffany Pollard go head to head.
Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight (January 17) at 9pm on Channel 5.