Christopher Biggins is removed from CBB for biphobic comments

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Christopher Biggins prepares for his role as panto dame Widow Twankey in the Theatre Royal Plymouth's production of Aladdin on December 22, 2009 in Plymouth, England. Christopher Biggins, with almost 40 years of panto experience behind him, is often described as the leading name in Britain for the larger-than-life panto cross-dressing roles. Many theatres in the United Kingdom are currently starting their pantomime seasons, which traditionally are musical-comedy theatrical productions incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, cross-dressing, in-jokes, audience participation, and mild innuendo and which run over Christmas and into the New Year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The actor’s specific comments irritated the show producers who just said he had been removed, and that the Channel 5 reality show “does not tolerate offensive language”.

Emma Willis told about his removing briefly, but did not clarify any details. A statement published on the CBB website reads that producers had “taken the decision to remove Christopher Biggins”. Since entering Big Brother, he has made a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public,” it said. “Big Brother does not tolerate offensive language capable of causing widespread offence.”

The Mirror claims that Biggins made a joke about concentration camps, which is the reason he has been removed. Two others in the house have received formal warnings for their behaviour this week. US singer Aubrey O’Day spat in Stephen Bear’s sandwich and received a warning, while Bear also received a warning for throwing a mug and smashing a window.

The entertainer – who has been in a civil partnership with Neil Sinclair since 2006 – opposed the introduction of equal marriage, claiming in 2012: “I’m very anti-marriages, because I think that is for heterosexual couples. We can’t get rid of everything”.


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