[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 11 January 2007, 16:41 GMT
Singer Preston storms off TV quiz
Preston on Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Preston had filmed half the show before walking off
Ordinary Boys frontman Samuel Preston has walked out of a recording of BBC Two pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

The singer, 24, took exception when host Simon Amstell read extracts from an autobiography written by his wife, Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton.

"Preston just stormed off," said a spokeswoman for the show. "He literally walked out of the building."

Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Preston said: "If that was in any other situation, I would have hit him."

He added: "I just had to remove myself from the situation, so I just got up and left."

Team captain Bill Bailey picked a member of the audience to take Preston's place for the remainder of the recording.

Preston said Chantelle thought his actions were "funny" and "sweet".

'Banter'

In the offending passage from Chantelle's book, Living the Dream, she described a photo shoot in which she wore Marks and Spencer clothes.

"I've always loved M&S but it has always been too expensive for me," she wrote, adding that the session made her feel "very posh and upmarket".

Chantelle Houghton and Preston
Chantelle and Preston met on last year's Celebrity Big Brother
The Buzzcocks spokeswoman said: "It's a shame Preston felt he had to leave.

"Fans will know Simon loves to banter with his guests. It's the nature of the show - and it's not meant in a mean way."

Preston insisted he was "very much up for it" but thought he was "well within his rights" to leave.

Preston and Chantelle met last January in the Celebrity Big Brother house and married eight months later.

Houghton, 23, was planted in the show as a fake celebrity but went on to win. She has since starred in her own series, Chantelle: Living the Dream, on digital channel E4.

Preston was already known for his pop-ska band The Ordinary Boys and their single Boys Will Be Boys charted at number three after the show.

The singer's brief appearance on Never Mind The Buzzcocks will form part of the new series, which begins on BBC Two on 27 January.


VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
Samuel Preston on why he walked out of the recording



SEE ALSO
Amstell cued up to host Buzzcocks
23 Aug 06 |  Entertainment
Chantelle 'marries Ordinary Boy'
26 Aug 06 |  Entertainment
The celebrity marry-go-round
25 Aug 06 |  Entertainment
Chantelle and Preston get engaged
12 Apr 06 |  Entertainment
Chart success for Brother stars
05 Feb 06 |  Entertainment
'Fake' celebrity wins Big Brother
28 Jan 06 |  Entertainment

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific