Celebrity Big Brother live elimination to go ahead as planned

Bosses of 'Celebrity Big Brother' have confirmed that the live elimination show is still going ahead as planned

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Brandon Block

Brandon Block

The 'Celebrity Big Brother' live elimination show is still going ahead as planned on Friday (13.01.17).

Channel 5 bosses have confirmed that despite the sudden departures of Ray J and Brandon Block from the house, this week's 'Celebrity Big Brother' eviction is set to go ahead as scheduled.

Ray J - whose real name is William Norwood Jr - was nominated for eviction, but following his exit from the house, James Cosmo, Stacy Francis, Austin Armacost, Speidi and Angie Best will be the contestants facing the public vote.

What's more, the broadcaster has offered refunds to viewers who voted to save the 35-year-old singer from this week's 'Celebrity Big Brother' eviction.

The show was thrown into chaos after Brandon - who is the founding member of techno group The Aloof - quit the show just a day after Ray J left the famous abode after suffering from a severe toothache.

In a statement, Brandon subsequently explained: "I was incredibly honoured to have the experience it was wonderful, but I wasn't feeling myself. May the best man or woman win."

His abrupt exit came after it was claimed Brandon was rushed to hospital with "chest pains" last week.

A source said at the time: "Brandon wasn't well at all. It was pretty serious. He immediately saw the medics that were on standby at the house. But there were concerns his condition could worsen and could even become critical so it was decided he needed to go to hospital."

But a message later posted to his Twitter account played down the incident.

The message read: "Checked in with producers last night and It's been a bit fabricated! The tests were routine (sic)."

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