By John Powell – GlobalTV.com
Luke Valentine is no longer a Big Brother houseguest.
The 30-year-old illustrator from Florida has been removed by the producers for his words and actions last night.
“Luke violated the Big Brother code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur. He has been removed from the house. His departure will be addressed in Thursday night’s show,” the producers told GlobalTV.com in a statement.
As reported earlier today, Luke joked about saying what seemed to be a racial slur on the live feeds.
It is not clear if Luke’s removal means there will still be an eviction this week or if it will be cancelled and nominees Kirsten and Felicia are safe.
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