'Celebrity Big Brother' houseguest Anthony Scaramucci leaves the game unexpectedly
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/23/2019
Celebrity Big Brother has unexpectedly lost one of its houseguests before Season 2's first live eviction.
When Celebrity Big Brother's 24/7 live feeds were activated late Tuesday night, Anthony Scaramucci -- the former White House director of communications and financier nicknamed "the Mooch" -- was nowhere to be seen, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
The fact Anthony is no longer in the game was further confirmed when Anthony himself when he appeared at a business conference in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, according to The Reporter.
Anthony reportedly declined to reveal the circumstances under which he exited the Big Brother house during the conference, but he did mention how he had "a tremendous amount of fun."
"There's a lot of intellectuals that are like, 'WTF, what's he doing on Big Brother?' But you have to remember I grew up in a blue collar family so you have to remember that America watches these shows. You don't want to unplug yourself totally from America," Anthony reportedly said.
Anthony admitted on Tuesday night's Celebrity Big Brother broadcast that appearing on a reality TV show was "out of my comfort zone."
He also opened up about his 11 days in the White House to Tom, who joked about how they had something in common given they 've both previously been fired by President Donald Trump. (Tom competed on Season 2 of The Celebrity Apprentice and was fired in the boardroom).
On a potential return to the White House, Anthony explained during last night's episode, "There's no chance I would get invited back because I'm not really a politician, he's surrounded by politicians, he's surrounded by Washington operatives. They really don't want people from his neck of the woods around him."
It's unclear how Anthony's premature departure from Celebrity Big Brother will impact the game and the season's first live eviction.