NIALL Aslam left the Love Islanders reeling yesterday after exiting the house without any explanation.
The Sun Online has now revealed that it was down to “health issues” – but he’s not the first reality TV star to surprise viewers by leaving the show.
10. Sandy Cumming escapes the Big Brother house
Channel 4 Sammy Cumming wasn’t hanging around in the Big Brother house
Back in 2002, it was a simpler time for the Big Brother housemates – and they were actually allowed to watch TELLY in the house too.
But while Jade Goody, Alex Sibley, Alison Hammond and Kate Lawler watched a football match, a bored Sandy decided to make his escape and climb over the wall and onto the roof – leaving the house forever.
Producers talked him down from the roof and let him leave out of the back door.
He later called it “the most exciting thing to happen in the house.”
9. Spencer Matthews gets booted from I’m A Celeb
Rex Features Spencer Matthew’s stint in the jungle was short lived
When Spencer was dropped into I’m A Celeb 2016 as a latecomer to the jungle, it looked like he’d be getting it on with Vicky Pattison.
But before he even reached the main camp, Ant and Dec announced he’d been removed and flown back home.
Spencer later admitted he’d been taking steroid pills to “look good in the shower”.
Camp bosses found out and flew him back to the UK.
8.Frankie Cocozza gets ditched from X Factor
Rex Features Bad boy Frankie Cocozza was booted off The X Factor
Self-styled ‘rebel’ Frankie Cocozza actually made the live shows of The X Factor in 2011 – despite flashing his tattooed bum onstage.
But when he admitted taking cocaine, he had to leave the competition.
His mentor Gary Barlow issued a confusing apology onscreen, saying Frankie had “taken it too far”.
He later said he’d given himself “a hard time” after throwing away his singing dreams.
7.Craig Charles leaves the jungle after family tragedy
Rex Features Viewers cried when they watched heartbroken Craig Charles leave the show following the sad death of his brother
Coronation Street and Red Dwarf star Craig Charles was an early favourite to win the 2014 series of I’m A Celeb.
But his jungle adventure came to a sad end when he announced to the camp “I’m out of here guys”.
His brother Dean died of a heart attack – and Craig was told by producers.
He told shocked campmates: “I’m out of here, guys… my brother died yesterday. I’ve got to go sort things out. I just wanted to say goodbye. Look after yourselves.”
6. Emily Parr disappears from Big Brother for using racist language
Rex Features Most people won’t even remember Big Brother’s Emily Parr
Remember Emily Parr from Big Brother in 2007? Of course you don’t.
She was ejected from the house in the middle of the night by producers after using the n-word to describe fellow housemate Charley Uchea.
She was called into the diary room at 3.30am – and when housemates woke up she was gone.
She later made a grovelling public apology.
5. Gemma Collins quits the jungle
Rex Features Gemma Collins’ jungle meltdown has been written into reality TV history history
We had such high hopes for the GC when she went into the I’m A Celebrity jungle, but it wasn’t to be.
She said she was tired, stressed and starving – and asked to leave after less than a week.
“I have to start living my life the way I want to”, she said.
She flew home and forfeited part of her fee.
4. Jack Maynard chooses to leave I’m A Celeb
Rex Features Jack Maynard quit the jungle after some questionable behaviour before going on the show
Celebs just can’t get along with the jungle can they?
YouTuber Jack Maynard chose to leave the camp after just a day after it emerged he’d been begging a 14 year old to send him nude pictures.
He’d also used homophobic slurs online.
Jack’s exit was announced by Ant and Dec live on TV.
3. Nasty Nick gets caught cheating
PA:Press Association No one could forget Nasty Nick and that cheating scandal
It was so much more innocent in Big Brother series one – when Nick Bateman got caught passing notes to other housemates.
He wanted to influence nominations – but all he did was get paper and pens banned in the house.
Eventual winner Craig was furious with him.
And Nick had to pack up his bags and leave the house shortly afterwards.
2. John Lydon escapes the I’m A Celeb camp after a row
Rex Features No one wanted Jon Lydon to leave I’m A Celebrity and viewers tried to keep him in the jungle for as long as possible
John Lydon was always a surprising reality TV contestant – but the Sex Pistol didn’t leave because of a lack of rock (or roll).
He quit – in front of a horrified Peter Andre – after a fight with producers.
He’d already tried to get the audience to vote him out and when they didn’t, he called viewers “f***ing c****”.
It prompted 100 complaints and Johnny Rotten stormed out of camp at 12.30am at night.
1. Leo Sayer smashes out of the Big Brother house
Rex Features Leo Sayer looked calm…until he broke out of the Big Brother house