Ken Russell Walks From Big Brother House
The 79-year-old film director Ken Russell quit the Cebrity Big Brother TV reality TV show after a row with fellow housemate Jade Goody at lunchtime today, show bosses announced. The housemates were told of Russell's departure when a laminate revealing Ken's exit was given to journalist Carole Malone.
Russell's fellow celebrities appeared stunned when the news was given to them.
Russell is now the second celebrity to leave the house, following the departure of rocker Donny Tourette on Friday. The director had threatened to quit earlier, after a run-in with Jade's mum Jackiey, but the final straw seemed to be a disagreement with Jade herself. The eccentric Russell made up with her after a few minutes, but then headed to the diary room and informed Big Brother that he wanted to leave.
He said: "There was a great deal to enjoy in the house and I'm sincere about that. I knew there'd be a few surprises but not of the kind I experienced. I am a big old fuddy duddy and some of the surprises were a little too much to take for someone of my sensibility."
Carole Malone said: "He was a lovely old man, I shall miss him."