Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has survived the latest Celebrity Big Brother eviction – despite widespread uproar at his bizarre antics.
The dad-of-one escaped the boot despite being one of the favorites to leave, with former glamor model Alicia Douvall getting the boot instead.
Host Emma Willis said it was a very close eviction, with 1% separating the bottom three contestants on the UK reality TV show.
Hilton was then seen stripping down to his underwear and licking his own skin as he celebrated his victory, despite crowds outside the house chanting: ‘Get Perez out!’
The US star has courted controversy since his entry into the UK show; most recently branding outspoken columnist Katie Hopkins homophobic when she advised him to take criticism ‘like a man’.
The star also raised eyebrows when he opened up on his friendship with Lady Gaga during a conversation with fellow housemate Katie Price.
He told the model his and Gaga’s bond ‘didn’t work out’, adding ‘I’ve stopped viewing celebrities as friends.’
Meanwhile, despite Perez’s unpopularity with viewers, reports have claimed traffic to his showbiz website has increased dramatically since his turn on the show.