BREAKING: Big Brother remove contestant after ‘racist tweet’ controversy

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by Polly Foreman |
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Big Brother has confirmed that Ellis Hillon has been removed from the Big Brother house, following reports that she posted vile racist tweets before entering the house.

ellis hillon

Show bosses took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing: "As a result of our investigation into offensive and unacceptable posts on social media, Ellis Hillon has been removed from the Big Brother House."

An offensive post was circulating online that many claimed 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.

Big Brother confirmed earlier today that it had 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.

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

"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 on Channel 5.

Big Brother continues tonight at 9Pm on Channel 5.

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