This evening Channel 5 have confirmed that Claire King who left the Celebrity Big Brother house for medical reasons will not be returning.
The former Emmerdale actress had exited the house in order to receive medical treatment.
“Due to ill health Claire has had to leave the Big Brother house to receive medical attention,” the show’s representative said in a press statement.
It is currently unclear what is wrong with her, after it was first reported she had a ‘tummy bug’
According to the Daily Star, Claire complained about feeling unwell over the weekend, and later begun vomiting.
Bosses later took the decision to seek medical attention, and she was whisked away to a nearby hospital at around 1.00pm on Sunday.
Claire isn’t the first housemate to have problems in the house, with Sam Faires being taken ill during the January series of the show, and later being diagnosed by Crones, and more recently Kimberly from Big Brother 15 left, and it was later reported she had a ectopic pregnancy.
The housemates have been informed on the news on Claire.
Claire came across as argumentative and strong in her VT however has been a quiet housemate this year.
Is there a Big Brother illness in the house, which is taking housemates down one by one? NO – we don’t mean Gary…
Stay tuned for more news on Claire. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Yesterday Claire broke her silence since leaving the house, tweeting her fans, admitting she was ‘gutted’ not to be returning to the house. Replying to tweets from friends and fans asking if she was OK, Claire replied: ‘Bad? Positively evil!! Colitis and still testing grrr wouldn’t let me back in!‘
Claire later deleted the tweet. Ulcerative colitis is inflamation of the colon, which can be extremely painful.
It is estimated that around 1 in every 420 people living in the UK has ulcerative colitis, which amounts to around 146,000 people. It is not known what causes it but it can be genetic or brought on by ‘environemental issues’.
Channel 5 confirmed in a statement that Claire would not be returning to the reality show, writing on their website: ‘On Sunday, Claire had to leave for medical reasons. Unfortunately, Claire will not be returning to the house.
‘Her housemates have been informed of this news. Everyone here at Big Brother wishes Claire all the best, and hopes she gets well soon.’