Big Brother housemate Sam Giffen has been criticised by viewers after using a homophobic slur.
The model and hair stylist, who is gay, called fellow gay housemates Ryan Ruckledge and Hughie Maughan "bum boys".
Sam's outburst came in the aftermath of a heated row which was broadcast in Thursday's instalment of the Channel 5 show. The argument was sparked when Big Brother provided the house with some alcohol.
Contestants Chelsea Singh, Alex Cannon and Sam combined the drinks to make a punch, angering some of the other housemates.
Hughie, who has been romantically intimate with Ryan on camera, got involved and the confrontation quickly escalated. Following a shouting match between housemates, Big Brother called Sam to the diary room in an attempt to defuse the situation.
Sam said: "Everyone's shouting in my face. I've done nothing wrong!" He added that he would not be picked on by "bum boys" - a reference to Hughie and Ryan.
Channel 5 has been contacted for a comment.
On social media, viewers criticised him for using a homophobic term.
BBUK on catch up! Just cos Sam's gay doesn't mean it's ok for him to call Hughie and Ryan Bum Boys!! Bang out of order!! Sort him BB!! #bbuk
-- donna (@dmcf65) June 30, 2016
Sam calling Hughie and Ryan bum boys. That's whats wrong with the gay community. Gays making homophobic comments to other gays. Sick #bbuk
-- Ross (@rosssimpson) June 30, 2016
What does Sam mean by 'bum boys' I mean? Gay people being low key homophobic aint cool #bbuk
-- ATM (@ALLTHINGSMEDIA_) June 30, 2016
Many called for Big Brother to reprimand Giffen for his offensive language.