Ghana’s comedian DKB and Sierra Leonean model Zainab were evicted from Big Brother StarGame after a violent row in theÂ star-studded Upville on Monday.
The two were disqualified after a heated debate which resulted in DKB slapping Zainab.
Â According to a statement from M-Net, violent conduct is punishable by immediate expulsion from the series.
“This season saw the ‘anti-violence’ rule expanded to include any housemate whose provocative behaviour contributed substantially to creating a hostile and aggressive environment in which violence is the result,” reads the statement.
It adds that the series producers, Endemol, are committed to enforcing the immediate disqualification of any violent housemates and will ensure Zainab and DKB get a trained counsellor to assist them with anger management and conflict resolution.
The disqualification has eclipsed voluntary exits which have become a regular feature of the ongoing season.
Â Whereas the previous series were characterised by evictions, the on-going season, in which housemates contest as pairs, has witnessed several voluntary pull-outs -probably a sign of unpreparedness and lack of cooperation among them.
Apart from the Nigerian pair of Ola and Chris who bowed out on health grounds last month, Angolan pair of Seydou and Esperanca had no clear reason for their voluntary exit on Thursday. Esperanca asked for the withdrawal because she felt they were no longer playing as a team.
Although Seydou did not want to leave, rules for the game required the Downvillers to leave as a pair unless one of them was evicted or saved.
Biggie has since cancelled this week’s evictions following the massive departures in the past five days.
On Sunday, Ghana’s Keitta upgraded to the star-studded Upville as his playmateÂ Mildred was evicted alongside Edith and Eve.