The American blogger has been one of the biggest talking points of the current Celebrity series.
Perez says that he tried to give up his place in the house on numerous occasions, firmly insisting on 25th January that he wanted to go. Viewers watched Big Brother tell Perez that he would be put on the ‘ultimate secret mission’ and moved to a secret room, making him immune from being nominated.
The incident led to Channel 5 being accused of ‘fixing’ the show to keep Perez in. The man himself has further alluded to that being the case; Perez told Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark that a producer ‘begged’ him not to leave, informing him that it was ‘The Perez Show’ and the best rated series in years.
Perez clashed with a number of his fellow housemates, notably ‘trollumnist’ Katie Hopkins, during his time in the house.
Whilst producers might have intervened to stop Perez from giving up his place on the show, they had no say over the public vote which saw him become seventh housemate to be evicted on Wednesday.
ATV Today contacted Channel 5 who responded with the following statement;
“Housemates are free to leave the house at any time. Perez’s decision to stay in the Big Brother house was his, and his alone.” – Statement from Channel 5