Calum Best had ear infection in Celebrity Big Brother house
Calum Best was suffering with ear ache for 10 days in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house
Calum Best was struck down with an ear infection in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.
The 35-year-old actor - who was given the boot from the infamous abode in last night's (31.01.17) show after he failed to secure enough votes from the public - has come under fire over the last 10 days of his stay for his snappy temperament but he has admitted his mood swing was caused by the extreme pain he was experiencing.
Speaking to Emma Willis in his exit interview, he said: "I think the whole experience was starting to drain me and I was exhausted by the past few days.
"We had a task and people were telling me for the past two weeks they hadn't seen me as I'd been so boring. I couldn't [tell them] that for the past eight to ten days I had an ear infection that was killing me and I wanted to sleep it off.
"They obviously don't show those kind of things but it was wrecking me. I felt if I wasn't aired I wasn't getting much time. So that started to frustrate me and play on my mind.
"Jedward, bless them, they are so good in so many ways but at points when I'm trying to sleep at two in the morning and they're singing at the top of their lungs.
"I don't want to give anybody grief but there's a few times you start saying... they enjoy themselves but I feel sometimes they don't give that respect back and I think to live in a happy house there has to be mutual respect all around.
"That night I lost it [with them] which obviously didn't work in my favour as I can tell they are very liked. They are smart, they are successful. I can tell by talking to them they run a good business but when it comes to being people, living in a house and respecting, I found they lacked a bit of it with me, personally, and I think amongst the house, but overall I can't give them grief as they do well for themselves."
Calum wasn't the only one to suffer a bout of ill-health in the house as Ray J was also forced to pull out of the competition when he caught an infection his tooth.
Despite walking out of the abode under medical grounds, Ray J - who was involved in a leaked sex tape with Kim Kardashian West - will still get paid for his stint.