Celebrity Big Brother: Emma Willis Doesn’t Think Winston McKenzie Will Last Long

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It took just one short VT for former UKIP spokesperson and boxer Winston McKenzie to cement himself as 2016′s most hated housemate during last night’s Celebrity Big Brother launch.

The housemate made homophobic comments in his introductory video, saying: “I don’t know how I’d cope with a homosexual in the house. I guess I’d have to be standing against a wall all the time.”

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Fellow housemates John Partridge (who admitted he’d struggle with a homophobic contestant) and Christopher Maloney are openly gay.

Social media users understandably branded the comments ‘disgusting’ and ‘grotesque’, and unsurprisingly, CBB host Emma Willis has said that she doesn’t believe Winston will last too long in the house.

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, neither of whom are fans of the controversial housemate, on ITV’s This Morning, Emma revealed why she didn’t challenge Winston about his words before he entered the house.

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She explained: “It’s a tricky one on launch night for me because you see that 60 second VT and it’s a long show, we’ve got a lot of people to get in. You’ve got to get them in as quick as possible, so to challenge somebody at that point is quite difficult.

“Plus if you challenge him, do you challenge everybody else on everything else, and then it’s a whole different show? I think we have to see what he’s like in the house. I don’t think he’ll probably last very long and that’s when the challenges and the questions come.”

Holly branded Winston’s comment’s ‘disgusting’, while Phillip said they were ‘outrageous’.

Rylan joined Emma on the sofa to add his thoughts about him, saying: “I can’t wait to speak to Winston.

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“I’ve had a little wall made by the art department, I’m going to bring it out on his eviction and just say, ‘Winston, I am a homosexual, I dont know if you knew, but there is a wall if you feel like you want to stand up against it’.

“People want to try and be a bit controversial, try and impress, but to say something like that - homophobia is on the same level as racism. If someone said something about a black person, a white person or anything like that, there would have been an uproar.”

The Sun reports that Ofcom may launch an investigation after receiving 165 complaints about the show following Winston’s comments.

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