Big Brother launch investigation into new contestant Ellis Hillon after ‘racist tweets’ about 9/11 emerge

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Big Brother bosses have confirmed they've launched an investigation after it was claimed that new housemate Ellis Hillon posted a number of vile and racist tweets before entering the house.

An offensive post has been circulating online that many are claiming to have come from Ellis' account, which was wiped before she entered the house.

The Sun reports that the post, which dates back to September 11 2014, reads: "Oh f--- aye its 9/11!! RIP to everyone who died n f--- they smelly p--- terrorist b-------!!!"

Several other tweets that are said to have been from her account allegedly used the N-word. These tweets have now been deleted.

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Big Brother has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into the tweets, telling The Sun: "We are currently investigating the authenticity of a number of historic social media posts."

Ellie's account is being run by her sister while she's in the house, and she has since tweeted defending Ellie and denying the authenticity of the posts.

She wrote, according to The Sun: "There were no bad tweets!!! People just talk absolute rubbish and make fake things up.

"There will be no negativity here and my sister will shine. Good night!!!!

Big Brother kicked off last night, and bosses confirmed yesterday on Twitter that it will be the last ever series of the show.

GALLERY: the full Big Brother 2018 line-up


big brother 2018 line-up SLIDER

Kenaley Amos-Sissons1 of 13

Kenaley Amos-Sissons

Cian Carrigan2 of 13

Cian Carrigan

Ellis Hillon3 of 13

Ellis Hillon

Lewis Gregory4 of 13

Lewis Gregory

Sian Hamshaw5 of 13

Sian Hamshaw

Zoe Jones6 of 13

Zoe Jones

Kay Lovelle7 of 13

Kay Lovelle

Brooke Berry8 of 13

Brooke Berry

Isaac Jagroop9 of 13

Isaac Jagroop

Cameron Cole10 of 13

Cameron Cole

Tomasz Wania11 of 13

Tomasz Wania

Anamelia Silva12 of 13

Anamelia Silva

Lewis Flanagan13 of 13

Lewis Flanagan

They wrote: "We are incredibly proud of Big Brother which has consistently been the highest rated show for Channel 5 over the past seven years, with the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother being the channel’s highest rating show of the year, growing its’ audience year on year by 17% and tripling the channel’s slot average for 16-14s.

"This performance is credit to the fantastic production team, plus Emma, Rylan, Marcus and the many housemates over the years who have delivered so many unmissable series.

"Big Brother continues to be a global phenomenon. He UK is one of 20 countries where the show ill air in 2018, including the US where Celebrity Big Brother was recently renewed, four different versions in India and last month’s Celebrity Big Brother in Germany which saw a rise of 85% series on series.

"Whilst disappointment not to reach an agreement with Channel 5 the decision opens up a new chapter and we are excited about future possibilities for Big Brother in the UK."

Big Brother continues tonight at 9PM on Channel 5.

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