Note: The following article contains racially-charged language that readers may find offensive.
Celebrity Big Brother housemate Rodrigo Alves has been given a formal and final warning after twice using the N-word in conversation.
The media personality known as the 'Human Ken Doll' was called into the Diary Room in the final moments of Friday's episode in relation to appalling comments he'd make on launch night, which were not aired live in Thursday's show.
In scenes chatting with Chloe Ayling, Natalie Nunn and Gabby Allen, Rodrigo was explaining why he wasn't attracted to TOWIE star Dan Osborne when he used the offending word.
"I like a n**ger boy. [Dan is] too white my sake," Rodrigo told the others.
Big Brother does not tolerate the use of highly offensive, racially charged language in the House. Rodrigo has received a formal and final warning and if he uses such language again, he will be removed immediately. Rodrigo has apologised for his comments. #CBB pic.twitter.com/NX8scGPUkW- Big Brother UK (@bbuk) August 17, 2018
His housemates were shocked by his comments and assumed they'd misheard, so Rodrigo once again repeated the slur. He was subsequently told in the Diary Room that his words could cause "significant offence to housemates and the viewing public".
"Last night I was very excited to be here, and I had quite a lot to drink," he tried to explain. "I was quite drunk… I'm obviously regretting that, the fact that I used the N-word."
Big Brother countered that he had "no excuse" for using such offensive language, calling it "totally unacceptable" and issuing him a "formal and final warning".
Celebrity Big Brother continues on Saturday night (August 18) at the later time of 10pm for highlights of the first full day of house action.
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