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'Celebrity Big Brother' Viewers 'Disgusted' After Clip Of Angie's Reaction To David Bowie's Death Teases Next Episode

11/01/2016 22:37 GMT | Updated 12/01/2016 11:59 GMT

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ fans have reacted angrily to a clip which aired on Monday night, showing housemate Angie Bowie reacting to the news of her ex-husband, David Bowie’s death.

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While the world learned of David’s death - which came after a secret 18-month battle with cancer - on Monday, Angie was among the last to learn that he had died, as she’s currently in the ‘CBB’ house, with no contact from the outside world.

In a short teaser clip for Tuesday night’s episode, Angie was shown in the Diary Room reacting tearfully to the shocking news.

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Angie Bowie

However, angry viewers have now hit out at Channel 5 on Twitter for airing the clip, which came after they had initially said that she would be told the news “off-camera”, suggesting it was distasteful to use Angie’s grief as a teaser.

In the short clip, Angie is shown telling producers: “I haven’t seen him in so many years, I can’t make a big drama out of it… but it just feels like an era has ended with his passing.”

Angie was later shown breaking down in front of her fellow housemates, after sharing the news with them.

Referencing his iconic Ziggy Stardust persona, she lamented to David Gest and John Partridge: “The stardust has gone.”

'Big Brother' has responded to the backlash pretty quickly, insisting that the clip doesn't actually show Angie learning about David's death, as she was actually told away from the cameras, by her agent.

It was previously confirmed on Monday afternoon that Angie had made the decision to remain in the ‘CBB’ house, after learning of her ex-husband's death.

David died on Sunday at the age of 69, as confirmed by his son, Duncan Jones, from whom Angie is estranged.

The ‘Rebel Rebel’ singer was married to Angie for 10 years, eventually splitting up in 1980.

See Angie’s reaction in full in Tuesday night’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, airing at 9pm on Channel 5, which will also deal with the departure of Jonathan Cheban, who has decided to pull out of the show.

His exit came after complaining for the past few days of feeling claustrophobic.

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