Having sized up his options, he decided to make a bid for freedom rather than explore a humble new life of servitude. With a helping hand from his companion, Donny scaled the fence and asked Ian to pass on his goodbyes to the rest of the group.
A shocked Ian was soon joined by his fellow Servants as they filtered outside into the garden. The former Steps star adopted a high-pitched tone as he excitedly described the wild man's spontaneous stomp: "Donny's just legged it over the fence! He said he's not waiting on Jade! He's gone!"
"It's a wind up" reckoned Jo, with Danielle in agreement, adding that he's merely "hiding somewhere". Ian tried to fend off Leo's accusations about giving the escapee a helping hand by maintaining that he thought Donny was only going to have a look around.
But shortly before midnight, the servants had his permanent departure confirmed. Cleo was given an official statement from Big Brother to read out.
The rock and roll star had left the building...
The big girl just couldnt take it
Lifes a Bleet, then you meet one