Celebrity Big Brother contestant Verne Troyer is at the centre of a new controversy tonight, after it was alleged that he is none other than the cartoon character Bart Simpson in disguise.
Troyer, 9, is exactly the same height as the Simpson youngster (2 ft 8 in), and his voice identical, leading thousands of viewers of the show to contact the Channel 4 producers to complain that no cartoon characters should, under any set of circumstances, be allowed into the house.
Troyer's agent, Dennis Pickles, denied the link, and said:
"Verne is not Bart. He is an accomplished actor. There is a lot more to him than appearing in tiny roles and bit parts as a token dwarf."