Ellis Hillon has apologised for her racist tweets following her removal from Big Brother.
The 20-year-old was removed from the show just one day after she entered the house, as racist tweets from when she was 15-years-old were discovered.
Ellis has spoken out for the first time since her removal as she released a statement that said: “I want to stress how sorry I am about any offence and upset that was caused due to what I have said on social media.”
As a result of our investigation into offensive and unacceptable posts on social media, Ellis Hillon has been removed from the Big Brother House. pic.twitter.com/wOwS6vuYmO
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) September 15, 2018
“I understand that I was totally in the wrong and I should never have said such horrible things,” she continued.
“All the comments were from my teenage years and I am deeply ashamed of them. I didn’t stop to think how they could be so hurtful at the time,” the fast-food worker added.
“I am totally heartbroken at the fact that my dream of going on Big Brother has ended this way and I wasn’t able to show people the ‘real me’. If I had been given the chance I would have shown everyone that I’m not racist,” she finished.
Ellis was removed from Big Brother after it was discovered that she tweeted “Oh f*** aye its 9/11!! RIP to everyone who died n f*** they smelly paki terrorist bastards!!!” in 2014 and “Real n****** #sbo” in 2015.