Human Ken Doll responds to claims Big Brother removal was for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour
Rodrigo Alves—better known as the Human Ken Doll—has responded to Dan Osborne’s claims that he was removed from Celebrity Big Brother after doing something “inappropriate.”
Osborne, of The Only Way Is Essex fame, said that the Brazilian-born reality star removed from the house in August over an “inappropriate” incident, alluding that it involved him.
“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,” Osborne told The Sun.
“It wasn’t scary for me, just uncomfortable.”
Now, in an interview with The Sun, Alves, who was given his nickname after undergoing dozens of plastic surgeries, has avoided discussing what happened, saying he is too busy to respond to the incident.
“I need to concentrate on my new TV show here in Italy therefore I can’t deal with the current story,” he told The Sun.
“I have many plans at the moment which is to publish my book and my own fashion line.
“I would like to get away from TV reality shows and concentrate in making movies and on my TV presenting skills.”
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.
Speaking to The Sun, Osborne said that CBB took care of the unspecified incident “really well.”
Alves 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.
“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.”