Reality star Megan McKenna shocked her Celebrity Big Brother housemates and viewers after she launched a foul-mouthed torrent of abuse at fellow contestant Tiffany Pollard during Thursday night’s episode which resulted in her being issued with a formal warning by show bosses.
The Essex native, 23, controversially labelled the US reality star, 34, ‘a ghetto c**t’ in the Diary Room, before members of the Channel 5 show’s security team were forced to enter the house and restrain her.
Horrified audience members watching at home took to Twitter to express their shock at the almighty outburst, with many accusing the Ex on the Beach star of ‘racism’.
The brunette and the Flavor of Love star came within inches of each other’s faces as the bedroom erupted into an explosive screaming match, initiated by a conversation Megan was having with former EastEnders actor John Partridge about the cleanliness of the house.
Kicking off: Megan McKenna was restrained by Celebrity Big Brother security after she and Tiffany Pollard lashed out at one another as house erupted in a explosive row during Thursday night’s episode of the Channel 5 show
The 23-year-old admitted to being ‘p**sed as a fart’ and ranted to the housemates: ‘If I want to have a drink, I can have a f**king drink.
‘I clean my s**t up, I clean everybody’s s**t up,’ was the statement which prompted the row as John, 44, protested: ‘You don’t clean my s**t up.’
What proceeded was an abusive exchange between Megan and John, with the MTV star screaming: ‘John I clean your s**t up. It angers me with certain people not cleaning their s**t up. Tell her [Stephanie Davis], tell her to clean her s**t up. Call her in and tell her to clean her s**t up.’
A handful of the housemates tried to reason with Megan who was visibly pent up but she shot them down and raised her voice even more, yelling: ‘Let me talk because I’m the only one telling the f**king truth because everyone else is too scared to tell the f**king truth.’
Fuming: Megan, 23, kicked off in an almighty fashion after admitting to being ‘p**sed as a fart’ during a conversation with John Partridge about the cleanliness of the house. She eventually entered the Diary Room and launched a torrent of abuse at 34-year-old Tiffany, controversially labelling her ‘a ghetto c**t’
Confrontation: Things turned nasty when Megan overhead Tiffany laughing at her rant about the cleanliness of the house to former EastEnders actor John Partridge
Speaking up for herself: The former Ex on the Beach star fumed, ‘it angers me with certain people not cleaning their s**t up. Tell her [Stephanie Davis], tell her to clean her s**t up. Call her in and tell her to clean her s**t up,’ to 44-year-old John
Hang on a minute: The ex-soapstar protested his housemate’s claim, saying, ‘you don’t clean my s**t up’
Don’t mess: Witnessing the drama from her bed, the American let out a fit of giggles as she found the whole scene highly entertaining but she soon felt the wrath of Megan
Getting physical: The rowing girls came close to physically fighting one another as they both lost their temper
Stepping in: Gemma Collins restrained the American TV personality while Scotty T held back the Essex native during the explosive exchange
Hold it in: Tiffany rose to her feet as things escalated between the housemates
A force to be reckoned with: Megan continued to vent at Tiffany as Darren Day and Gemma did their best to dissolve the tensions
She continued: ‘It’s always John, “I’m the perfect one”. I f**king respect people in here, John. I respect people but I’ve lost it in here with you!’
Witnessing the drama from her bed, Tiffany let out a fit of giggles as she found the whole scene highly entertaining.
She soon felt the wrath of Megan though who leaned down to shout: ‘I don’t know why you’re laughing Tiffany, he’s the one who wanted everyone to walk out of this house for you! I stood up for you,’ in her face.
Don’t stop me now: Megan was raging long after she became separated from John and Tiffany
‘I’m sick of this’: Raising her voice, she said, ‘BULLS**T. I am sick of this s**t. I’m sick of the fakeness, I’ve kept it in for too f**king long’ when she was ordered to the Diary Room
Reasoning with her: She refused to cool off despite producers’ relentless requests to do so and she embarked on a one-woman screaming match which concluded with security being called
Understandably, Megan’s behaviour pushed Tiffany’s buttons as she rose from her bed where she was lying and the pair came dangerously close to physically lashing out at one another.
The brunette forced Scotty T and he grabbed her arms to prevent her flailing them around while Tiffany’s arch-nemesis Gemma Collins reasoned with her.
Megan was led into the garden and Big Brother demanded she sought solace in the bathroom.
Meanwhile, in the bedroom, Tiffany fumed: ‘Don’t get in my face, she can’t drink anymore,’ as Megan continued to vent about John in a separate room.
She shouted: ‘F**k off you little c**t. He is a little f**king lying s**t. I swear down I’ll go sick on that c**t. You are a nasty piece of s**t.
‘The fact that Tiffany wants to give it out, is she sure?’
On a roll: ‘Let me in there with that little lying scumbag c**t called John and Tiffany’, she raged
Megan was then ordered to the Diary Room where Big Brother desperately tried to calm her temper.
On her way, she exclaimed: ‘Lick the f**k out of John’s a**ehole, mate,’ through the bedroom window.
She refused to cool off despite producers’ relentless requests to do so and she embarked on a one-woman screaming match.
Raising her voice, she said: ‘BULLS**T. I am sick of this s**t. I’m sick of the fakeness, I’ve kept it in for too f**king long.
No other choice: Big Brother was left with no alternative and demanded members of the show’s security team enter the Diary Room to restrain the hysterical contestant
Emotions running high: Megan was angry and in tears when she was confronted by the two guards
‘Let me in there with that little lying scumbag c**t called John and Tiffany.’
Big Brother threatened to call security if she kept up the violent display which resulted in her shoving her hand in the camera and screaming at the top of her voice: ‘F**k off Big Brother. Get f**king security then. [She’s] a ghetto c**t.’
Twitter users were quick to pick up on the highly offensive insult, branding the star ‘racist’.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo took offense and wrote: ‘…a “ghetto” c***t…okay Megan,I was backing you until that moment,cos we all know what you REALLY wanted to say. LONG SIGH. #CBB.’
Former So Solid Crew band-member Harvey also commented, writing: ‘When you forget yourself and your true colors come out. Ghetto and the rest #CBB,’ while one-time The Voice UK winner Jermain Jackman exclaimed: ‘WE ALL KNOW SHE WANTED TO SAY BLACK … #CBB.’
Two members of the show’s security team entered the room and one grabbed Megan in an effort to prevent her injuring herself or anyone else. Shortly afterwards the camera cut out and the credits ran.
Celebrity Big Brother released a statement on the social-networking site shortly after the explosive episode aired, confirming Megan had been disciplined for her out-of-order behaviour.
‘Megan received a formal warning this morning for her behaviour last night. #CBBBOTS,’ the tweet read.