A LOVELORN former Big Brother contestant was rushed to hospital after slashing his wrists. Sree Dasari, who was evicted earlier this month, is believed to have become distressed while watching the reality TV show. An ambulance was called to his digs at the University of Hertfordshire on Friday morning. There was no suggestion of a suicide bid and hours after he was discharged from hospital he appeared on the spin-off show Big Brothers Big Mouth. During his stay in the house, the 25-year-old business student had become obsessed with Irish housemate Noirin Kelly, 25, who spurned his romantic gestures. He may have been upset by her new romance with housemate comes after Ms Hunt sacked judge Arlene Phillips, 66, for 30-year-old Alesha Dixon, provoking huge public protest. Ms Hunt, 43, is rumoured to have upset performers with her heavy-handed style since becom- ing BBC1 controller 18 months ago. At least three household names are believed to have been shell-shocked after being dressed-down by her. Former X Factor judge Osbourne, 57, is said to h av e b e e n concerned at t h e w a y Phillips was treated and made up her mind to quit when she saw Siavash Sabbaghpour, 23. Dasari was the fourth housemate to be booted off the show and was booed when he was evicted on 3 July. Channel 4 arranged for him to be seen by a psychologist over the weekend, but Srees cry for help will raise new questions about how reality TV show contestants are looked after once they leave a programme. the ridiculous pay offer. A source close to the star told the Mirror: Sharon is a serious player in Americas Got Talent but what the BBC offered was ridiculous. And what happened to Arlene was a disgrace. Other stars rumoured to be lined up for this years Strictly include ex-EastEnder Natalie Cassidy and C oron at ion S t re e t s t a r Re e c e Dinsdale. Today the BBC furiously denied the show is in crisis. A spokesman confirmed pro- ducers approached both Osbourne and Madeley but said no contracts were ever signed. He added: We talk to a lot of talent to get a good mix of people. Madeleys publicist said the presenter was approached but did not sign a deal. Osbourne was unavailable for comment. STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses were today desperately trying to sign up 11th- hour celebrity replacements after being snubbed by two stars. Sharon Osbourne and Richard Madeley had been in negotiations for the new series, in the wake of BBC1 chief Jay Hunts insistence that costs on the top- rated show be slashed by 30 per cent. Host Bruce Forsyth has already accepted a 160,000 cut, taking his pay for this autumns series down from 660,000 to 500,000. Producers are also thought to face a revolt by the professional dancers, who were asked to take a big cut on the 35,000 series fees, with some allegedly refusing to sign up again. The turmoil engulfing the show London Lite Wednesday, 29 July 2009 desperate last-minute search for celeb replacements strictly a crisisas osbourne and madeleysnub tV dance showby felix allen Sacked: 66-year- old dance judge Arlene Phillips Dance off: Richard Madeley and Sharon Osbourne LovestruckBigBrotherrejectslasheswrists Inbrief boffins missing blink discovery PeoPle subconsciously time their blinks to when nothing exciting is happening, scientists have found. Volunteers at Tokyo University who were shown a TV clip all blinked at exactly the same time -- when it was not a vital moment. The same phenomenon did not occur with a video of fish or while listening to an audio book. 48hr train strike threatens chaos HUNDReDS of thousands of commuters were warned of travel chaos tomorrow and on Friday with a 48-hour train strike set to go ahead. The stoppage -- with three more Thursday-to-Friday strikes to come in the following three weeks -- will halt virtually all National express services from liverpool Street station. Unions have refused to rule out further stoppages. street View lets users zoom in GooGle today updated its Street View website with a superzoom for hundreds of london landmarks, letting users see them in detail. By zooming in on the face of Big Ben it is possible to see the joints in the piping on the patterned clock face. Previously Google was limited to using pictures from its Street View cars and their roof- mounted 360-degree cameras. legal victory for disabled group A GRoUP who blame their disabilities on their mothers exposure to toxic materials during the reclamation of a steelworks won their legal action today. Corby council in Northamptonshire was found liable in the High Court. The 16 young people blamed their birth defects on their mothers having been exposed to an atmospheric soup of toxic materials. Cry for help: Sree Dasari H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html