Scenes showing Christopher Biggins’ removal from the Celebrity Big Brother house aired on Channel 5 last night. The 67-year-old was called to the diary room and told he was leaving during the episode, which featured footage from Friday.
He was told: “due to your continued use of unacceptable language in the house, which is capable of causing widespread offence, Big Brother is left with no option other than to remove you from the house.”
The offensive comments which led to Biggins’ removal from the house were about bisexuality and Aids. Biggins also made a joke about the Holocaust to former X Factor star Katie Waissel, who is Jewish. The moment wasn’t aired on the Channel 5 reality show, but the broadcaster have confirmed that a transcript which was circulating on social media yesterday claiming to relate to Biggins’ departure from the house is fake.
“I’m very sorry and very sad,” said the actor and TV presenter after learning he was being removed from the house.
Biggins has since taken to Twitter to thank his fans for their continued support:
Prior to his removal Biggins, who won ITV jungle reality show I’m A Celebrity in 2007, had been a popular contestant on the show, and was considered the favourite to win it.