Lionel Blair, in an interview with the Daily Mail has described how he put a man in hospital because he called the star a ‘fairy’ and can’t bear same-sex marriage

During the interview, Lionel Blair, 82, admits to the disproportionent and violent act, because the man called him a fairy in front of his daughter, Lucy.

Blair, punched him, ‘He had to go to hospital!’, said the 82-year-old television presenter.

He remarked that the jokes and speculation about his sexuality were trying saying, ‘It isn’t nice when you have a family.’

When questioned on whether he supported the right for same-sex marriage he said, ‘I can’t bear it, I’m afraid. Look, if people want to live together, fine. And I do believe in civil partnerships. But marriage is between a man and a woman.

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‘The world has changed. What has happened to my beautiful England?’

Blair starred in Celebrity Big Brother in January 2014 and became the third housemate to be evicted from the series. The series would go on to be one of the most controversial after former boxer Evander Holyfield made a series of homophobic remarks.