Thursday 29 September 2016

Christopher Biggins removed from Celebrity Big Brother house after making 'offensive comments'

Published 05/08/2016 | 19:35

Christopher Biggins, one of the contestants in this year's Celebrity Big Brother
Christopher Biggins, one of the contestants in this year's Celebrity Big Brother

Christopher Biggins has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after he made comments "capable of causing great offence".

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In a statement, the Channel 5 reality TV show said: "Big Brother has taken the decision to remove Christopher Biggins from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

"Since entering Big Brother, he has made a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public.

"Big Brother does not tolerate offensive language capable of causing widespread offence.

"Christopher Biggins has left the house."

Channel 5 has not revealed the comments made by Biggins that saw him forcibly removed from the house.

Celebrity Big Brother viewers were shocked when remarks he made about bisexual people were aired earlier in the week.

The 67-year-old actor was talking to Mob Wives star Renee Graziano about homosexuality when he made the comments about people needing to "pick a team" in regards to their sexuality.

His exit came hours before the first official eviction of the series was to take place.

A representative for Channel 5 has confirmed the elimination will still go ahead.

DJ James Whale and Anthea Turner's ex-husband Grant Bovey will face the first public vote.

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Biggins was assigned the first task of the new series, just hours after entering the house on launch night.

He was made the secret boss of the house and was asked by Big Brother to serenade the housemate he wanted to nominate for eviction with Tina Turner's Simply The Best.

In a twist that was known by the other housemates, but not Biggins, he was actually singing to save someone and give them immunity from the first eviction.

He belted out the hit tune out to TV personality Heavy D.

In the diary room, Heavy D, whose real name is Colin Newell, expressed his delight at Biggins' decision.

He said: ''Immunity, boom! Wicked, lovely. Now I can chill, thank you. Get in there immunity.''

Biggins was then called into the diary room and told that he had actually been saving his fellow housemates, which he took in good humour.

''You bastards! That's very, very funny. Very, very clever,'' he laughed.

He was then told that he had made himself immune by successfully completing the task.

Biggins was the first housemate to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the new series.

Two of the housemates have received official warnings from Big Brother over their behaviour in the first week.

US pop star Aubrey O'Day was issued a warning for spitting in Stephen Bear's sandwich on Wednesday.

Bear was forced to sleep in the spare room as he received a formal warning of his own over his "unacceptable" behaviour.

A row with fellow Heavy D prompted him to throw a mug against the wall, damaging a mirror.

During Friday night's live eviction show, host Emma Willis confirmed that the details surrounding Biggins' sudden exit from the house will be revealed on Saturday's episode.

She said: "His departure and all the events leading up to it will be shown on tomorrow night's show."

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