Tonight’s instalment of Celebrity Big Brother showed last night’s events of the first eviction in the Channel 5 series, and the entire group were stunned when American television personality Natalie was evicted by the British public.
The group were still processing the outside world’s decision when Big Brother suddenly called Rodrigo to the diary room.
The Channel 5 series didn’t show the footage of what was said in the diary room but the rest of the housemates were subsequently told to sit round the dining room table immediately.
“This is Big Brother, housemates Rodrigo has left the Big Brother house and will not be returning.
“Could one of you collect Rodrigo’s suitcases, pack them for him and bring them to the diary room immediately.”
“No,” Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett declared, as the rest of her housemates echoed similar sentiments.
Flooding to Twitter, viewers couldn’t understand what had taken place on the show.
“Seems weird that Rodrigo just vanished….. #CBB #CelebrityBigBrother,” one person said.
Another wrote: “I don’t understand why Rodrigo has left #CBB #CBBUK #CelebrityBigBrother.”
“Well we’re none the wiser then with what Rodrigo said or did #CelebrityBigBrother #CBB,” a third shared.
While a fourth lamented: “Can’t believe Rodrigo has left the Big Bro house! Was hoping for him to win it! #CBBUK #CelebrityBigBrother.”
Fans continued to share their confusion over the decision, with many demanding Channel 5 for answers.
“Hello Big Brother you just told us that he was being removed from the house in tonight’s episode can you explain to us why?? #CelebrityBigBrother #CBB @bbuk,” one person asked.
“I know James I’m so frustrated that we don’t know why he left/removed from the house!! #CBB #CBBRodrigo #CelebrityBigBrother @bbuk,” another added.
Earlier today, the 35-year-old reportedly told The Sun Online: “I’m no longer interested in the show or anything to do with it. Simply because it wasn’t for me.”
In a statement released to Express.co.uk, a spokesperson for Celebrity Big Brother confirmed: “After a further incident, Rodrigo has been removed from the Big Brother house and will not be returning.”
The star spoke about his exit to The Sun Online today, admitting: “The experience in the house was amazing but enough for me.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Channel 5 for comment.
Celebrity Big Brother continues tomorrow at 10pm on Channel 5.