Christopher Biggins

Ofcom is to launch an investigation into the broadcasting of comments made by Christopher Biggins during the last series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Christopher Biggins
Celebrity Big Brother 2016

 

The communications regulator Ofcom is to launch an investigation into comments made by Christopher Biggins during the summer 2016 series of Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother. Channel 5 bosses decided to boot him from the house after several warnings about his comments.

The 67-year-old star caused outrage online after he made a series of comments about bisexuals, including his belief that they were the “worst type” and that bisexuals were people who were those not “wanting to admit they’re gay”.

He also claimed that HIV was “spread by bisexuals” and they brought it over to America.

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A number of complaints were made to Ofcom when the programme aired in August. A spokesperson for Ofcom confirmed that they were investigating the comments and whether the comments were offensive.

“We’re investigating whether a contestant’s comments about bisexual people were offensive and breached generally accepted standards”.