Preston had filmed half the show before walking off Ordinary Boys frontman Samuel Preston has walked out of a recording of BBC Two pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The singer, 24, took exception when host Simon Amstell read extracts from an autobiography written by his wife, Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton.
"Preston just stormed off," said a spokeswoman for the show. "He literally walked out of the building."
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Preston said: "If that was in any other situation, I would have hit him."
He added: "I just had to remove myself from the situation, so I just got up and left."
I think this was exactly what they wanted, because after Preston walked out Bill Bailey brought an audience member up to take his place, and turned it into a comedy routine.
I've been very annoyed at this today because I don't think Preston had any other option. He had already told them "You can say what you like about me, but don't insult my wife!" and they carried on. If they were insulting Preston he could have laughed it off, or put himself down, but because it was Chantelle he couldn't laugh it off because he would be laughing at Chantelle as well. Equally he couldn't have hit the prat on TV so he just walked off.
If he was more of a wit then perhaps he could have come back with a retort that would have put Simon Amstell in his place, but he takes himself very seriously does young Samuel, so as I say, I don't think he had any other option but to walk.
You might say that all Amstell was doing was reading an excerpt from Chantelle's book, but the intention was to poke fun at Chantelle, which wasn't funny or clever when she wasn't there to defend herself.