Celebrity Big Brother 2013: “Race row” erupts after Spencer Pratt yells at Frankie Dettori, “Go back to Italy!”

by Lynn Rowlands

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In the wake of ‘fight night’ last week, tensions have of course been running high in the house, and The Hills couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have made no secret of the fact that they were furious that Big Brother didn’t allow them to remain in the basement for the duration of their time in the house…

And when they sulkily did go back to the main house to rejoin their fellow celebs, one of the first people they took issue with was Frankie Dettori, who angered Speidi when the best he could say of their coming back to the house was, “I don’t mind…”

And after having taunted Frankie by showing him that they had wine – while the other housemates did not – Spencer told Heidi, “He’s such a d**k…”

She responded, “I hate all of these people.”

However, things took a turn for the worse yesterday when Spencer challenged Frankie over telling BB that the housemates he disliked most were the American couple because they’d “frightened” him with their aggressive behaviour on ‘fight night’…

Frankie made that remark during this week’s shopping task when he thought the other housemates were having a silent disco, but in fact, they were eavesdropping on his conversation with Big Brother.

Spencer kicked off the new row by saying that it had been him and Heidi who’d been scared as Razor Ruddock – who was warned for his conduct – loomed towards them as he defended Ryan Moloney.

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But of Frankie, Spencer said, “It would be one thing if he was British – but he isn’t.”

The Daily Star reports that he added, “He’s so far up Rylan’s bum because he thinks he’s going to win.”

The paper adds, “The American couple turned on the jockey for not being British during a fierce argument.

“And at one point, burly Spencer, 29, his face contorted in rage, screamed at him: ‘Go back to Italy!’”

Spencer apparently also mocked Rylan Clark during the row, branding him “mentally unbalanced.”

During the shopping task, Heidi said of Frankie, “He’s not a dictator. He is a dick-tator.”

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Last night a spokesman for the British-Italian Society said, “This is discrimination. It’s offensive and rude.”

A Channel 5 spokesman said Speidi had been reprimanded for the racist remark and warned about their future conduct.

Here’s a clip of the pair in the house yesterday…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.