Christopher Biggins has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after he made "a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public", a spokeswoman for the reality show said.
They added: "Big Brother does not tolerate offensive language capable of causing widespread offence. Christopher Biggins has left the House."
Channel 5 is yet to reveal the comments made by Biggins that saw him forcibly removed from the house.
Biggins' exit came hours before the first official eviction of the series was to take place.
A representative for Channel 5 has confirmed the elimination will still go ahead.