Biggins makes first TV appearance since CBB controversy

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Christopher Biggins has made his first TV appearance since his removal from the Celebrity Big Brother house over biphobic and anti-semitic remarks, telling viewers “it’s lovely to be back.”

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The panto star appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity with hosts Kate Garraway, Ben Shephard and Richard Arnold.

The 67-year-old was himself crowned King of the Jungle back in 2007 way before his reality show stock fell following last summer’s Big Brother incident. He tipped Carol Vorderman and Scarlett Moffatt to go all the way.

“Carol is a pro, she’ll do really well, she’s taken a lot of bikinis with her so she’s well up for it. I think Larry Lamb will be very good, I think he’ll be great, great fun.

"The girl to look out for is Scarlett, she’s lost a lot of weight so she’ll be putting on a bikini.”

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Asked for his tips on how to win the show, Biggins said: “You have to be a team player. I went in three days late and I could hear Janice Dickinson screaming and she was lovely but she did absolutely nothing.

“And that’s a disaster because we all have to eat. You have to do your bit.”

Biggins was eventually cleared by Ofcom over comments he made on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother last year. He was removed from the show after making a number of anti-semitic and biphobic remarks, most of which were not broadcast.

In one exchange with Renee Graziano which viewers DID see, Biggins was caught discussing the LGBT community and said: “I think the worst type though, I’m afraid to say, is the bisexuals. What it is is people not wanting to admit they are gay.”

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44 viewers were incensed enough to complain, but Ofcom ruled that Biggins’ comments were “within the audience’s expectations”.

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