Dan Osborne: Human Ken Doll removed from Celebrity Big Brother because of ‘inappropriate’ incident
Celebrity Big Brother star Dan Osborne has broken his silence about the removal of ‘Human Ken Doll’ Rodrigo Alves from the show.
Brazilian-born reality star Alves, who was dubbed the Human Ken Doll after undergoing dozens of plastic surgeries, was abruptly ejected from the UK’s version of Celebrity Big Brother in August.
Alves had previously been issued a final warning over his repeated use of the N-word in front of other housemates, but the incident that led to his removal was never aired or officially explained.
However fellow housemate Dan Osborne of The Only Way Is Essex shed some light on the incident in an interview with The Sun.
Speaking about what happened to Alves, Osborne said: “There was an incident in the house, it was just something inappropriate, I didn’t appreciate it.
“I don’t really want to talk about it. I’ve had stories told about me, so I know it’s not nice. I don’t want to do that to anyone else.
“It wasn’t scary for me, just uncomfortable.”
He added: “It’s just not me to talk about someone. I would rather not elaborate.”
Osborne did not appear keen to meet Alves again, telling the outlet: “I probably won’t bump into him again… if I did I wouldn’t have a chat about it, I would say hello.”
He stressed that CBB took care of the unspecified incident “really well.”
Alves, who denied doing anything wrong and has claimed he asked to be removed from the show, was not invited back for the finale.
Channel 5 said in a statement at the time: “After a further incident, Rodrigo has been removed from the Big Brother house and will not be returning.”
Alves previously sought to blame his use of the N-word on alcohol and language barriers.
He told the Daily Mail: “I made a huge mistake when I was in the Celebrity Big Brother house, but I am most definitely not a racist.
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“English is not my first language. Through my Brazilian upbringing, my black family members and street/hip hop music in Brazil I was not naturally conditioned against the word.
“I was naive not to realise how offensive what I said is in English speaking countries, and what that word represents in terms of the horrific and sustained human rights abuses against black people over many generations.
“For this, I offer my sincerest and heartfelt apologies for any offence I may have caused. Racism is a state of mind often manifesting itself in abusive language. In my case, my use of a particular word has been used to portray me as having a mindset that I don’t have and never have had.”
He added: “Channel 5 could have chosen not to broadcast the footage and I am surprised they did. However, it was me that made the mistake and me who will take responsibility for it.
“I can only assure people that I understand the offence I caused; that it was not intentional; and apologise. It won’t happen again.”