‘Celebrity Big Brother’ housemates panic after thinking contestant David Gest had died instead of David Bowie

Confusion arose after Angie Bowie stated that "David is dead"

Confusion arose in Celebrity Big Brother when contestants mistakenly assumed that their fellow housemate David Gest had passed away after being informed of David Bowie‘s death.

Bowie’s ex-wife Angie Bowie is currently in the CBB house, having entered last week. She was informed of her ex-husband’s death on Monday.

Following criticism of the show airing footage of Angie Bowie crying upon learning of the sad news, Tuesday’s episode also showed Angie telling American housemate Tiffany Pollard that “David is dead”, which led the latter to believe she was talking about David Gest, who was asleep in the bedroom.

Watch that incident in the clip below.

Angie Bowie was married to David Bowie from 1970 to 1980, and is the mother of his son Duncan Jones.

Upon hearing of the news of David Bowie’s death, Angie Bowie has decided to remain on the show.

A Channel 5 representative said: “​Following the very sad news of David Bowie’s death, we can now confirm that Angie Bowie has been informed off camera by her representatives. She has taken the decision to continue in the programme. “

“The decision to remain in the house is entirely her choice, and she has been given the option to leave at any time if she changes her mind. Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed.”