Surprise! Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci claims he was not a real contestant on Celebrity Big Brother

Although “The Mooch” was present for a time among the celebrity house guests and apparently was up for being bounced from the house, his celebrity housemates only heard his reason for leaving when they gathered in front of the living room TV.

There, wearing a suit and orating in front of an American flag, a broadcast of Scaramucci said he was leaving his mark on the show in the same way he made an impact on the White House, which he left after an 11-day stint.

Scaramucci tipped his exit to the rest of the world in a surprise appearance at Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. Dedicated Big Brother franchise live-feed watchers already noticed he was MIA from the Celebrity Big Brother house Tuesday night.

Among obsessive live-feed watchers, the Daily Hamsterwatch site reported Scaramucci’s housemates thought he was a “mole,” maybe because he showed up in a business suit and tie, or perhaps because some of them had no idea who he was.

Scaramucci was tight-lipped at Davos as to why he was free to attend a business conference instead of shacking up on the CBS reality competition series.