Angie Bowie has decided to stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house after hearing of her former husband’s death.

LGBT advocate Angie Bowie has decided to stay inside Big Brother’s house after hearing of her former husband’s death. David Bowie died today after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Angie and David were married from 1970 until 1980 and had one son together, the film director Duncan Jones.

Angie Bowie was told about the singer’s passing off camera.

A spokesperson for Channel 5 said,

“Following the very sad news of David Bowie’s death, we can now confirm that Angie Bowie has been informed off camera by her representatives. She has taken the decision to continue in the programme.

“The decision to remain in the house is entirely her choice, and she has been given the option to leave at any time if she changes her mind. Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed.”

Contestants in Big Brother are not allowed access to the outside world once they are inside the house.

Whilst in the house Angie had admitted that she had not seen David in 40 years and in an interview with The Guardian in 2010 said she had not spoken to their son, Duncan, in 5 years, adding,

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‘I think reconciliation is unlikely. He is nearly 40, and if he didn’t bother to find me till now it’s a bit late. There is nothing to say.”

After Angie and David’s divorce it was David who had custody of Duncan.

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