The UK's Celebrity Big Brother just produced the most jaw-dropping moment of reality TV.
Bowie decides to tell Tiffany "New York" Pollard (I Love New York) of the news in private, saying “David died,” but fails to clarify which David she's referring to. New York immediately assumes it's David Gest, ex-husband of Liza Minelli and fellow housemate. From there, everything goes awry.
New York is in disbelief. It “just happened,” Bowie continued.
Pollard's reality television experience kicks in, whaling and crying about it with her cast despite Bowie asking for New York's discretion.
Pollard is either an award winning actress, is genuinely stricken with grief, or both. When she's finally informed David Gest is alive and sleeping in the other room and Angela was referring to her ex-husband, Pollard's reaction isn't, 'OH THANK GOD. BUT HOLY SHIT THOUGH. DAVID BOWIE DIED?' Instead, she's consoled for mistaking the wrong person and Angie Bowie is left crying alone in the diary room.