July 23rd, 2012
01:29 PM ET
For the third time in "Big Brother" history, a contestant has been ejected from the show after a violent outburst.
Much was made of the fact that Willie Hantz was a houseguest this season, since he was the brother of Russell Hantz, one of the most infamous cast members of "Survivor." However, just over a week into this season, Willie started to rub a lot of people – especially his coach this season, Britney – the wrong way.
When it started to become clear to Willie that he wouldn't last much longer in the house, he started to lose it. He went on a rant, verbally attacking and cursing at female contestants.
Then when Joe said something to him, Willie apparently head-butted him four times.
The producers didn't take long to act, sending Willie to the diary room, where he was immediately removed from the game.
Two other contestants – season 2's Justin Sebik and season 4's Scott Weintraub – have been ejected from the game due to violence (Chima Simone was booted in the 11th season after destroying her microphone, but did not act violently towards another houseguest).
It's been quite an interesting season, with the addition of "Big Brother" houseguests from the past acting as coaches, and it seems to have ramped up the drama a lot earlier than usual.
Willie was quickly losing popularity with his fellow contestants, but it doesn't seem like anyone expected something like this to happen.
Did you watch the episode on air, or see this happen on the live feeds? Share your thoughts on the recent happenings in the "Big Brother" house on video or in the comments below.
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