Evander Holyfield who caused outrage with his anti-gay views has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Speaking to Emma Willis in his post eviction interview Holyfield said:
I thought I was second [for eviction] , I guess the other one was just a game. Coming into this it’s a matter of votes. Of course I thought I would be loved here. I got a few votes, but not enough.’
During his time in the house the boxer offended many viewers when he stated that homosexuality was not ‘normal’ and could be fixed – a conversation that ultimately resulted in 126 complaints to Ofcom, the UK’s broadcasting and communications regulator.
Speaking to members of the press Holyfield said:
‘I haven’t got the opportunity to make an apology yet, but I guess with me in that situation, I kind of felt I was talking to one person.
‘I was telling one person my view. I do owe an apology for what I said because I really wasn’t talking and really wasn’t trying to talk about somebody, because I don’t talk about nobody.
‘She asked me something and I thought I was sharing with her my view personally, and I forgot about everything.
‘So I am going to make a public apology about that because I am sorry for anybody I offended in that situation.’
Celebrity Big Brother continues on the 11th January at 9:45pm