Rapper Coolio sensationally walked out of the 'Big Brother' house today after having a huge bust-up with fellow contestant Nadia.
The pair spent last night bickering, with the simmering tension coming to a head when the 'Gangsta’s Paradise' singer was caught red- handed in the act of hiding the transsexual’s clothes.
They were each ordered to the Diary Room where, after calming down, Coolio decided it was time to leave, a spokeswoman for the show explained.
She was unable to confirm if Coolio would still get paid for his appearance following his decision to walk out.
The move comes just hours after racing pundit John McCririck was evicted from the Big Brother house, having made no secret of his wish to be given the push.
He was the first celebrity evictee in the current series after losing out in the public vote to Coolio.
Last night’s eviction came after series winner Josie Gibson quit the show, moaning that she felt “claustrophobic”.
McCririck, who had been wandering around with a small banner saying “Evict me please”, was not upset at being kicked out.
He told host Davina McCall when he went into the house on Tuesday that he would like to be out as soon as possible.
He also said he was only in it for the money.
The curmudgeonly presenter has already been in dispute with producers.
Josie, who began life in the latest series 'Ultimate Big Brother' just hours after winning the £100,000 (€120,000) prize on Tuesday, walked out of a fire exit.
After leaving the house she was filmed kissing former housemate and love interest John James.
McCririck was chosen to be evicted by 50.6% of voters in one of the closest results in the reality television show’s history.
On hearing McCall call his name, he cheered and said “Thank you”, breaking his two-day silent protest.
As he met the crowd, he kissed McCall on the cheek and said: “It’s great to see you.”
After he was evicted from the house, two new 'Ultimate Big Brother' housemates met McCall.
Michelle and Victor from 'Big Brother 5' entered the house by the back door to live in secret from the other housemates in the bedsit and watch their every move – just like in 'Big Brother 5'.
Speaking to McCall afterwards, McCririck said he was delighted to be out of the house and was celebrating the success of his plan to “antagonise the housemates and be the first evictee”.
He said: “I knew you lot would kick me out. Wonderful.”
But he railed against 'Big Brother' for reneging on a deal to provide him with a daily broadsheet newspaper in return for him giving compliments to his fellow housemates.
As the studio audience booed, he said: “I’ve been betrayed by them, they lied to me.”
Asked who he liked in the house, he named Makosi, describing her as “fantastic”.
He added: “My one regret was Chantelle, that I upset her. It was four years to the day since her wedding (with Preston) and I teased her... I was wrong.”
But he rejoiced in his unpopularity, saying: “I’m going down in history as the 'Ultimate Big Brother' tosspot.”