Celebrity Big Brother star Paul Danan stormed into the Diary Room to make a serious point about Sarah Harding and Chad Johnson kissing in front of the cameras – but ended up leaving viewers in hysterics when he over-estimated the number of people watching the show.
“She kissed him, in the kitchen, in front of the cameras. I thought she’d be a little bit more tactful, that she wouldn’t be so blatant…” he said.
“That’s rubbing it in her boyfriend’s face, snogging a guy in front of 8.4 million people.”
How many, Paul?
Viewers were amused by his exaggerated take on viewing figures. The show gets an average of 800K viewers per episode.
“Paul thinks he is on the Superbowl #CBB,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
Memes soon followed. “8.4 million people. You sure @PaulyDanan??!! #CBB” wrote another, alongside a meme of Simon Cowell shaking his head and the words “It’s a no from me”.
“A CBB producer told Paul he’d get 8.4 million viewers and he believed them. #CBB #CBBUK” joked another.
The former Hollyoaks actor, 39, had warned Chad about getting involved with Sarah because she’d been dating someone before she went into the house.
Fans were not impressed by Paul. “Omg I actually can’t with Paul he literally interferes with every situation [sic]” wrote one viewer.
“Why is Paul always putting his nose in situations that don’t involve him?” asked another fan.
Evicted contestant Karthik Nagesan said that Paul had bade him feel “mocked and ridiculed” in the house.
Tune in tonight at 9pm on Channel 5 for more carnage.