'Big Brother' contestant Alexandra De-Gale has been thrown off the show for intimidating other housemates.
As a result, the first eviction of the ninth series, due to take place on Friday, has been cancelled.
Channel 4 said that during her nomination for this week's eviction, De-Gale allegedly threatened her fellow housemates with punishment from "gangster friends".
Other housemates found her behaviour threatening, Channel 4 said.
Alexandra allegedly made the comment about gangsters while speaking to albino contestant Darnell, while a number of other housemates were in proximity.
According to Channel 4's transcript, while discussing the fact that she had been nominated, Alexandra told Darnell: "I'm not throwing water at anyone. It's bigger than that…personal offence is never forgotten, do you know what I mean?
"We are just inside the house. I've got a very, very, very, very, very strong team outside the house".
"I just can't wait to see my mans and them and see what their plans are, who they got…I'm not talking about those mans, I'm talking about my gangster friends. They got some instructions to follow out."
She added later: "I get to go out, see everyone's friends, I get to see their family. I get to do the s*** that I wanna do. Pow, pow, pow."
Angela Jain, Head of E4 and 'Big Brother' at Channel 4, said: "Alex's comments will be widely interpreted as having been intended to intimidate.
"Other housemates have said they found her comments to be threatening and we believe that is the reasonable conclusion for them to have reached given the way Alex has behaved previously."