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11th Jun 2019

5 historical times contestants have been booted out of reality TV shows

Jade Hayden

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Sherif is gone.

He’s duhst, and we may never find out why.

The Love Island contestant was removed from the villa today following a decision that he and producers allegedly came to together.

And while the reason behind Sherif’s departure is anybody’s guess at this point, we may as well take a few moments to consider some of the other historical and – let’s be honest, iconic – times that people have been booted off reality TV shows in the past.

What else would you be doing with your time?

1. Frankie Cocozza – The X Factor, 2011

Back in the day when The X Factor was actually worth watching on a Saturday night, there was a lad named Frankie Cocozza who stole the hearts and minds of the pre-teen female public.

Frankie was a bad boy. He wore leather jackets. He sang about raw heartache. He also did a load of cocaine and was told to leave the competition lest he promote incessant drug use.


2. Tila Tequila – Celebrity Big Brother, 2015

Where to start?

A few years back, Tila Tequila showed up on Celebrity Big Brother in an attempt to launch her TV personality career in the UK.

It backfired when she was removed from the house for expressing her sympathy for Hitler a few years earlier.

She’s also a Flat Earther so, you know.

3. Keith Michael – Project Runway, 2006

So so so so scandalous.

In 2006, Project Runway was on its third season.

Tim Gunn had yet to achieve his true iconic status. Heidi Klum wasn’t as harsh on the contestants as she would later turn out to be. Nobody had been axed from the show yet.

And then came Keith Michael who was kicked off the series for allegedly having a pattern-making book in his apartment during production – an act which was, of course, entirely forbidden.

Keith, however, told a very different version of events and claimed that his contract did not state that pattern-making books were not allowed in the competition.

He also said that his books were taken from him and subsequently returned to his room by an unknown assailant.

We may never know the truth.

4. Jack Maynard – I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, 2017

Not all that exciting to be fair, but a few years back Jack Maynard entered the Australian jungle only to be removed almost immediately when dodgy racist and homophobic tweets of his were unearthed.

He also apparently asked a 14-year-old girl to send him nudes.

Decent bloke.

5. Nick Bateman – Big Brother, 2000

The one, the only, Nasty Nick.

The year 2000 was a different time, guys. People went on reality TV for the experiment, not for the spectacle.

They didn’t know how famous they were going to get. They didn’t understand that they were literally being filmed 24 hours a day.

The internet wasn’t really a thing and Nick Bateman was kicked out of the first ever series of Big Brother for manipulating the housemates’ nominations and turning everybody against each other.

The media dubbed him Nasty Nick and ever since being chucked from the house, he has enjoyed a mild degree of fame.

Fair play.


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