Ann Widdecombe was slammed by her Celebrity Big Brother housemates on Sunday night, as she reprimanded the show for its ‘barbaric’ tasks.
The former MP was the centre of much discussion during the latest version of the Channel 5 show, as they attacked Ann for being too sensitive during the male-centric task.
And viewers of the show also took umbrage to her display, taking to Twitter in droves to demand that she be booted from the house, with one writing: ‘Ann you’re causing me pain! Could you please walk out of that house! Miserable woman… Just because she’s an elderly woman doesn’t mean she has to be so disrespectful.’
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Controversial: Celebrity Big Brother’s Ann Widdecombe was slammed by her fellow housemates during Sunday’s show, as she reprimanded the show for their ‘barbaric’ tasks
Added another: ‘Ann you don’t like inflicting pain? Then please walk out of the BB house as I’m in agony watching you. Happy to take the money so your not as upper echelon as you like to present.’
Stated a third: Can Ann just be taken out of the CBB house already? She’s such a spoil sport, ruining [the] fun for everyone else, and is clearly not having a good time in the show as it is.’
Reality TV star Mallika Haqq questioned why Ann was in the Celebrity Big Brother house, while Jessica Impiazzi also said that she was being made to feel like ‘the stupid one.’
Emotional: Jess Impiazzi struggled to hold back the tears after clashing with Ann over the task, saying she was made to feel as if she was ‘the stupid one’
Demands: Viewers took umbrage to her actions, and soon took to Twitter, demanding that she be removed from the Big Brother house
The eight new male housemates were set their first task during the show, in a bid to win immunity from Friday’s eviction.
Attempting to disprove male stereotypes, the eight men were set several different challenges, leaving Ann less than impressed.
After Jonny Mitchell, John Barnes, Andrew Brady and Dapper Laughs took part in a task which saw them endure the simulated pain of labour, Ann slammed her fellow housemates for laughing.
‘I wasn’t the one going through that, and anyone who laughed at that! It is not just a game. A spectator sport of pain is horrible,’ she said.
Uncomfortable: Ann refused to watch the male-centric challenge, and later slammed show bosses for making a ‘spectator sport of pain’
Getting political: As well as attacking her for her actions in the house, she was also targeted for her stance on gay marriage
Jess Impiazzi was clearly upset by Ann’s comments, struggling to hold back the tears as she said: ‘I don’t know why I’m made to feel guilty about it, it’s getting silly now everyone is getting too serious! It’s always like I’m the stupid one!’
Later Mallika Haqq accused of Ann of being too sensitive, while the politician lashed out at show bosses in the diary room for including such a task.
‘I feel like this is torture for Ann. You’re not the oldest woman in here, are you just so uncomfortable by everything that we do,’ Mallika said in a chat with her fellow housemates.
Maggie Oliver added: ‘I’m mindful of including her, but there are some things you have to mind. She’s very unbending.’
Tough: Jess struggled to maintain her composure during the debate with Ann, instead stating it was ‘getting silly now’
Unimpress: Mallika Haqq also slammed Ann later in the show, questioning why she was even in the house
Meanwhile in the Diary Room Ann said: ‘I have to say that sitting there for the infliction of pain, when I saw my fellow housemates laughing, it changed my opinion of them.
‘[They] thought it was funny to inflict pain on people. I hope there won’t be any further instances of deliberately inflicting pain or grief.’
The men certainly appeared to suffer during the simulated labour challenge, as they clung to the bed attempting to witthold the agony.
Jonny is seen doing his best to contain his agony as he closes his eyes during the challenge, while Andrew and Dapper held hands as they writhed in agony on their beds.
Meanwhile footballer John Barnes was the picture of serenity during the challenge, remaining calm enough to win the challenge.
Ouch! The new male housemates struggled to endure a task which saw them experience the pain of labour
Ouch: Jonny Mitchell winced in agony as he clung to the bed during the challenge
Relaxed? Andrew Brady and Dapper Laughs held hands as they endured the challenge, although the eventual winner was footballer John Barnes
Later in the show Ann came to blows with Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Shane Jenek, as the pair expressed their extremely contrasting views on gay marriage.
Ann said: ‘You call it marriage equality, you call it the redefinition of marriage. Marriage is a civil insititution, that is defined by parliament.
‘If people want to change that, I want to be persuaded that it’s a good idea and I’m not. Marriage is a man and a woman and I have got the idea that you don’t agree with me.’
Clashing: Ann almost came to blows with Shane Jenek later in the show, as she expressed her views on gay marriage
Surprised: Despite the conflicting views, Shane later said that he respected Ann’s views
As Shane accused Ann of using ‘illogical phallacy’, the former Strictly star did not that she voted in favour of the legalisation of homosexuality back in 1967.
Despite the conflicting views, the pair avoided any further argument, with Shane saying in the diary room later: ‘I like that you can have a civilised conversation with someone who has a different opinion to yourself.
‘While I strongly disagree with Ann’s opinions, I respect her right to have them, and we can still coexist as human beings.’
Earlier in the show, journalist India Willoughby and Mallika cleared the air after a nasty row the previous night, which saw India storm off after hear singer Ginuwine state he would never date a transgender woman.
Reconcile: India Willoughby and Mallika also cleared the air after last night’s arguments, with Mallika stating she hoped India would grow to feel she was accepted in the house
Hug it out: The pair embraced after their private chat, with India joking that she hoped Maggie Oliver would not walk in
After Mallika accused India of playing the victim, the pair appeared to put aside their differences in a private chat, where the Keeping Up With the Kardashians said she hoped India could grow to feel accepted in the house.
Mallika said: ‘I had a convo after the whole argument and I did say ‘God I don’t want India to take this position where she feels victimised by everybody else.’
‘I don’t want you to be the person every night whose feelings are hurt. I want you to just love yourself a bit more, nobody in this house is going to make a difference when you walk out of here.
Warming up: At the start of the show India, Ashley and Rachel Johnson tried to get some warmth in a trip to the sauna, showing off their incredible bikini bodies
Vain: As Andrew joined the trio, he expressed why he loved how many mirrors there were in the house
‘Don’t beat the ignorant for being ignorant. I’m still a shoulder for you. I’m your sleep companion!’
As the pair embraced India lightheartedly quipped: ‘At least Maggie didn’t come in!’
Ashley James and India also appeared to reach some common ground after the previous night’s clash, with Ashley also telling the journalist that she needed to realise how ‘loveable’ she really was.
‘I think you’d be surprised at how many of us think of you as a woman and not as trans,’ the former Made In Chelsea starlet said.
‘I can’t speak for the whole house but a lot of us do but when you open the narrative around trans, we ask questions and I’d to ask anything ignorant.
Heart to heart: Ashley James had a surprising candid chat with India at the start of the show
‘But if you open the conversation and people are trying to understand without malice, you can try and get people to understand or be like, ‘Do you know what? I can’t talk about it.’
‘Because if someone asked me the question like directly, would I date someone trans? I don’t know.
‘I couldn’t answer because I don’t…who’s trans? So you know what I mean?
‘Like in the same way that if you say to me, do I go out with brunettes, blondes? I couldn’t answer it.
‘It depends on the individual. If I met a trans person and I fell in love with them, of course I’d, it wouldn’t bother me.’
Advice: Ashley told the journalist that she felt India needed to begin to feel more loveable in the house, after the blonde previously admitted she felt she would struggle to find love
Sad: India appeared downcast following the clash with Ginuwine the previous night, which saw her storm off after he stated he would never date a transgender woman
India also attempted to clear the air with Shane J after revealing she had a ‘phobia of drag queens’ the previous night.
She said: ‘Most people are only attracted to one sex. I just feel my side, being straight and coming from a trans background, just gets lost in the chorus of what’s going on.
‘It’s difficult to explain because I feel like I’m coming across as being prejudiced. It’s just that clarity.’
Shane added: ‘That’s why you’re here and you’re contributing your part of the story to the greater story. My story in completely different to your story.’
Though the pair appeared to part on good terms, Shane then quietly said: ‘Cut forward to one week and India and Shane are throwing red wine at each other.’
Sorting things out: India and Shane also appeared to reach common ground after she admitted she had a ‘phobia of drag queens’