Dermot O'Leary reveals hilarious detail to Leo Sayer's dramatic Celebrity Big Brother exit

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From Digital Spy

Who could forget Leo Sayer's classic Celebrity Big Brother strop when he smashed open the Diary Room exit and stormed out after being refused clean underpants?

Dermot O'Leary takes us right back to Sayer's dramatic walkout in the 2007 winter series during his appearance in Channel 4's three-part Jade documentary. The X Factor host – who formerly presented Big Brother's Little Brother on Channel 4 – recalled how the '70s pop star demanded he speak with police after security guards attempted to placate him.

"F**k this I'm out of here, this is bulls**t," Leo can be heard shouting in a clip shown in the programme.

Photo credit: Thames / Syco - ITV
Photo credit: Thames / Syco - ITV

"Leo walked out and refused to speak to anyone on the team and said he was only going to speak to the police," O'Leary recalls in part 2 of the docu-series.

"And at the time The Bill was on, so all their police cars, that weren't real police cars, were outside lined-up outside. And he subsequently got in what he thought was a police car, but actually was just a car from The Bill."

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The TV star continued, while holding back laughter: "And then he sat there and said, 'I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to the police'. And then the exec [producer] said, 'Leo, that's not a real police car'."

The 2007 series also saw Donny Tourette climb over the house and leave after just 48 hours, and filmmaker Ken Russell walk out, too.

This was before the racism row instigated by Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara against Shilpa Shetty which caused controversy internationally.

The documentary revisits the furore and Goody's fall from public favour.

Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain part 1 begins tonight (August 7) at 9pm on Channel 4.

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