Celebrity Big Brother's Lauren Simon and Louis Walsh apologise for major rule break

Lauren Simon (L) and Louis Walsh (R) pictured in the CBB house (ITV)
Lauren Simon (L) and Louis Walsh (R) pictured in the CBB house (ITV)

Celebrity Big Brother star Lauren Simon issued an apology to her fellow housemates after she and Louis Walsh were caught discussing nominations in the first rule break of the series.

Ahead of the first eviction, the contestants learnt that Lauren had received the most nominations from her fellow housemates, Bradley Riches, Colson Smith, Gary Goldsmith, Marisha Wallace, Nikita Kuzmin and Zeze Millz.

After learning she had the most votes, six, the Real Housewives star confided in Louis, as the pair attempted to figure out who would have voted for her.

Big Brother proved that they are always watching as they highlighted the rule break and punished the pair in front of their housemates.

In a preview clip of Friday night’s episode, Big Brother announced: “Housemates. There has been a rule break.

“It is against the rules for Housemates to discuss their nominations with each other and this includes speculating or guessing on who has nominated whom or who might nominate whom in the future.

Lauren claimed that Zeze Millz (pictured) ‘hates’ her (ITV)
Lauren claimed that Zeze Millz (pictured) ‘hates’ her (ITV)

“This morning, this rule was broken by Louis and Lauren.”

Big Brother then reads their conversation to the rest of the house including Lauren referring to Zeze when she says, “She hates me.”

After their rule break comes to light, Big Brother asks Lauren to stand up, to which she does and apologises to her housemates.

She shares in the living room: “I’m sorry for putting you all in this situation. I was talking about my emotions and how I was feeling about being nominated.

“In fairness, I’m living with a group of people who I have grown to love and adore and it’s upset me that a few different people, not just one person, has nominated me.

“I’m sorry for getting everyone in this situation and I apologise.”

Following Lauren, the former X Factor judge tries to justify their conversation: “I couldn’t understand how she was nominated because she’s such a great person.

“I didn’t want to lose her. That’s all.”

However, Big Brother has a punishment in store for them and banishes them to the 'Celebrity Wheelie Bin of Shame', where they are tasked to write a “meaningful letter of apology” to their fellow contestants.

Lauren and Louis get put into the ‘Celebrity Wheelie Bin of Shame’ as punishment (ITV)
Lauren and Louis get put into the ‘Celebrity Wheelie Bin of Shame’ as punishment (ITV)

In more upcoming scenes, Zeze then confronts Lauren over her claim that the presenter “hates” her when she and Louis follow the social media star into the bedroom.

As the pair speak, Zeze says: “I’m not bothered. I just don’t like the word hate. It’s a strong word. We’ve never had a conversation where you could feel like I hate you.”

Trying to explain, the reality TV star shares: “I’m going to tell you the conversation. When I was making the fruit salad, you took the oranges and did it your way.

“You went over to the table in front of my face and said, ‘This isn’t good enough for Lauren’. It wasn’t banter. It was rude to me.”

To which Zeze says, “Come and talk to me then. Don’t use the word hate because you know it’s not hate.”

Lauren is up for eviction alongside Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith on Friday’s show.

The businessman, 58, was put up for the public vote by celebrity lodger Sharon Osbourne who had the power to nominate one housemate to face the first live eviction.

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight at 9pm on ITV and ITX