Big Brother's Andrew Tate faces axe over abusive tweets
'Big Brother's Andrew Tate is set to face the axe after his homophobic slurs and racist remarks were unearthed.
The 29-year-old kickboxer may be forced to leave the house after fans discovered he'd sent a slew of offensive messages to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in 2012 - during the time she was married to footballer Ashley Cole - over Twitter.
The series of tweets read: "Cheryl Cole is a massive w*g socket ... @ChiaraRomano89 Chiara Romano and Cheryl Cole are both massive w*g sockets (sic)"
He also wrote: "F*** running the final if I wanted to see black people running id just threaten them with jobs (sic)"
But his remarks didn't just stop at the 32-year-old singer - who is now dating One Direction star Liam Payne - as he also felt the need to make some homophobic comments.
He penned at the time: "They are teaching gay issues to 7-yr old kids. BY LAW. A pure homosexual cannot reproduce, so they need your children for new partners. OK (sic)."
Channel 5 refused to comment on the shocking claims made by Andrew but they've assured fans that they will not tolerate any "racist or homophobic" behaviour in the house.
The statement read: "Big Brother does not condone any kind of racist or homophobic behaviour in the house.
"If offensive comments of that sort are made in the house, Big Brother will deal with them appropriately, in accordance with its long-standing protocols."
Meanwhile, the housemates are set to face a shake-up this weekend when two contestants will be forced to leave.
The pair of unlucky players will be chosen by The Others - a group of six reserves who have to steal a place in the main house from the real contestants by causing chaos and mayhem - after selecting six housemates to face eviction.
However, in a further twist, the two housemates that The Others choose won't leave the show, but will actually join the group in the secret compound next door.