Luke Valentine has been removed from the Big Brother house after saying the n-word in shocking scenes.
Shortly after the competition kicked off for season 25, it was thrown into chaos in the early hours of Wednesday morning when the 30-year-old had a conversation with co-stars Jared Fields, Cory Wurtenberger and Goueli.
In the footage, which has been shared across social media, Valentine said the n-word, before laughing the incident off – leaving viewers furious.
CBS confirmed news of his exit in a statement to Metro.co.uk, with his absence set to be addressed in tonight’s episode.
‘Luke violated the Big Brother code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur,’ the statement read.
‘He has been removed from the house. His departure will be addressed in Thursday night’s show.’
It is not clear whether Valentine’s housemates have been made aware of the slur, or whether he will be replaced in the house.
The livestream footage aired earlier this morning, showing the moment the former contestant had a bizarre conversation with his co-stars.
‘We were in the f**king cheese room, n****,’ he said before quickly correcting himself, laughing: ‘Dude…
‘Anyways, we were in the f**king cheese room.’
A baffled castmate replied: ‘Yo, you’re off the f**king ledge,’ as others urged him to go to sleep.
Attempting to clarify his comment, he added: ‘It wasn’t what you thought. I was going to call him a narwhal.’
Those watching the livestream were shocked by Valentine’s actions, and quickly took to Twitter to discuss the scenes.
Many called for the star to be eliminated from the series, pleading with CBS to take action.
One said: ‘This shouldn’t even be up for debate, Luke should be immediately expelled for saying that & the fact he was able to stay there over night is ridiculous! #bb25 [sic].’
‘I’m really not going to focus on anything else until Luke gets expelled. Period,’ a Twitter user fumed. ‘He laughed off saying the n word and does not seem remorseful at all about it.
‘Get him out so we can focus back on the game. #bb25.’
A follower added: ‘Expel Luke Now his behavior is unacceptable every season this happens there has to be consequences. #BB25.’
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