BIG Brother star Ellis Hillon has been caught up in a “racist” tweet storm after vile messages she allegedly posted about 9/11 were posted online.
The 19-year-old contestant is facing an investigation by TV bosses after the sick messages emerged on Twitter.
Ellis wiped her Twitter account clean before going into the house on Friday night.
However, a number of tweets which she had previously deleted are said to have had been grabbed by followers and they began circulating online.
One of the messages allegedly posted by the TV star included a sick post about the 2001 terrorist attacks in the US.
The messages includes several expletives as well as a vile racial slur.
The tweet – posted on September 11, 201 – read: “Oh f*** aye its 9/11!! RIP to everyone who died n f*** they smelly p*** terrorist b*******!!!”
Several other messages, alleged to have been posted by Ellis, are said to have included the N-word. They have been deleted.
A spokesperson for Big Brother has confirmed to The Sun Online that TV bosses have launched an investigation into the sick tweets.
A representative said: “We are currently investigating the authenticity of a number of historic social media posts.”
Ellis’ Twitter account is being run by her sister while she’s in the house, and she posted a tweet on the page defending the star over the tweets.
The post read: “There were no bad tweets!!! People just talk absolute rubbish and make fake things up.
“There will be no negativity here and my sister will shine. Good night!!!!”
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Ellis joined the house on Friday night as the last series of the reality TV show kicked off.
It’s the 19th series of the show and Channel 5 bosses confirmed it will be the last one they produce.
It’s believed another channel will snap up the rights to make the show just like 5 bosses did after BB was dropped by Channel 4.
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