Channel 4 pulled Big Brother off the air for an hour overnight in the aftermath of a huge fight between the contestants.
The conflagration followed a very tense night when "bedsit babes" Michelle and Emma were reintroduced to the main house having seen everything that was said and done by their rivals since their mock "eviction" last Friday.
As reported on Digital Spy's sister site, DS:BB, things came to a head at 1:30am this morning in the living area, when one of the housemates flipped the table in the living area and began yelling. As the situation escalated - with both physical and verbal abuse being hurled between housemates, full details of which are available over on DS:BB - Big Brother producers were heard on the live E4 and Internet feeds demanding that Victor come to the diary room immediately. Three contestants - Victor, Jason and Vanessa - went to the diary room, with the other housemates being ordered to go to the bedroom and lock all doors and windows shortly afterwards.
At 2am, Channel 4 pulled live broadcasts from both E4 and the Internet. The feeds were not restored until 3:06am, at which point contestants were discussing the future of the show. Conversation between the housemates suggested that no decision has yet been reached by producers as to the programme's future, although one housemate, Michelle, remarked that "they can't put these people in the same room again."
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