Presenter Rylan Clark managed to keep his cool after reality chat Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side was pulled off air after a guest bust up.
Panellists Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace and Farrah Abraham were seen arguing furiously before the studio cut to a shot of the Celebrity Big Brother logo.
A few moments later the broadcast returned, with Rylan standing in front of the studio audience trying to explain what happened.
— bbspy (@bbspy) September 22, 2015
“Hi guys, unfortunately we did have to pop that up there due to a matter that happened,” he said. Unfortunately we have lost our panel for the evening but we are going to carry on.”
Fellow panellist, ‘Allo ‘Allo actress Vicki Michelle, revealed on Twitter that she had to be “checked over” after being caught in the off-air crossfire.
Been checked over…going home now. Bloody hurt! But thank you for worrying, I'm ok…I think! X
— Vicki Michelle (@vickimichelle) September 23, 2015
Aisleyne promised she would “set the record straight” about what happened.
Thanx for the concerned tweets I'm fine at home There seems to be a lot of misconstrued stories I will set the record straight I'm tired now
— AISLEYNE (@Aisleyne1) September 23, 2015
Before the interruption, US Teen Mom star Farrah had told Aisleyne, “Hag, be quiet. Hag. be quiet.”
The Celebrity Big Brother live spin-off show is shown on a time delay. Explaining the decision to pull the show off air, a Channel 5 spokesperson only said, “Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side was interrupted this evening due to an incident on set.”
Rylan was similarly vague on Twitter, saying the transmission had been cut due to “reasons out of our control”.
Apologies we had to cut transmission due to reasons out of our control. Thanks to our loyal audience and viewers.
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) September 22, 2015
Regular guest Paul Wilder praised Rylan for carrying on after the break without his show panellists.
— Paul from #BBBOTS (@PaulWilder) September 22, 2015
While other comments online praised his “professional” response.
@Rylan you may not of been in this business as long as some but my goodness, your a true professional
— Claire Smith (@Mrs_C_S) September 23, 2015