Spit-gate - where do you stand?

Celebrity Big Brother was hit with a spot of controversy on Wednesday evening (3rd August), as housemate Aubrey O’Day was given a formal and final warning for spitting in Stephen Bear’s food.

She apologised, Bear accepted and they hugged it out – but it has caused a real stir with viewers with some calling for her removal, while others say they would’ve done the same!

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As part of the week’s shopping task, Aubrey is a ‘robot’ who’s relied upon to serve the humans – like Bear, for example. And when preparing the Ex On The Beach star a sandwich and beverage for an afternoon snack, she added an extra special ingredient to both – her saliva…

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After she watched Bear immediately tuck into his meal, Aubrey was called to the Diary Room to get reprimanded from Big Brother. Stephen was told about the incident off-camera, and she was given the chance to apologise.

‘I’m sorry. It was not done in a malicious way,’ she told him. Bear gives her a hug in response and jokes: ‘If you want to kiss me that bad you can!’

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With this being the first true moment of controversy on the show, social media was alight with reactions. Ex-Strictly dancer James Jordan was one who was NOT impressed in the slightest.

”We were just joking around’ and ‘I didn’t know’ WOW!!! (That’s not a prank) Totally disgusting!!! And I can’t stand Bear’, the former CBB contestant told fans – and he’s far from the only one who thought this way…

On the other hand, there were also plenty of people on Aubrey’s side, who saw light-hearted intent behind her actions:Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 07.55.59 Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 07.46.33 Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 07.46.12

‘Yeah it was WRONG but it’s basically the same as kissing get over it’ reasoned one user.

What did you think? Just a joke, or a bad prank taken too far? Let us know @CelebsNow…