Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

CBB chaos as Tiffany Pollard thinks David Gest is dead

Published 12/01/2016

Tiffany Pollard mistakenly thought fellow housemate David Gest had died, instead of David Bowie
Tiffany Pollard mistakenly thought fellow housemate David Gest had died, instead of David Bowie

The Celebrity Big Brother house descended into chaos after a contestant thought the "David" who had died was fellow housemate David Gest - rather than David Bowie.

Angie Bowie, ex-wife to the late musician who died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, was told the news off-screen.

Reacting in the diary room, she said: "I'm fine. I think I'll be better if I can cry, but I can't cry at the moment. I haven't seen him for so many years, I can't make a big drama out of it. I just feel like an era has ended with his passing. I'm so very sad ... now I'm crying."

She added: " Stardust is gone".

Initially she decided to keep the news quiet, telling Gest and John Partridge who had been sent to comfort her in the diary room: "Maybe we should do that, then we wouldn't have to hear all the stupidity."

But after returning to the kitchen, she confided in Tiffany Pollard: "Tiff, you've got to do me a favour. You can't say a word. David's dead."

The US reality star began screaming and asked her if she was joking.

Bowie responded: "I would never joke. Are you crazy, would I do something like that to you?"

As Pollard's hysterics escalated, Bowie commented: "Oh God, this is not going well. Big Brother, I'm in trouble."

Pollard ran outside to tell her fellow housemates, who were stunned and upset - but when they went to check on Gest he was very much alive.

"She told me that David died," Pollard ranted. "Why the f*** would she do that? She just told me that you were dead. That is so f***ing - ! Why the f*** would she do that to me?"

Danniella Westbrook went to tell Bowie that US producer Gest was actually asleep - and had not died of cancer - after which Bowie clarified: " Not that David! My ex-husband."

As Pollard remained furious at having supposedly been misled, her fellow housemates turned against her and rallied around Bowie.

But later, she apologised, saying: "I'm very sorry for your loss, I really am."

Angie and David Bowie divorced in 1980 after a decade of marriage. They had one son, Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph