The 'EastEnders' star's funeral was attended by just 29 people due to coronavirus restrictions, and her loved ones want to give her a more fitting send-off.
Limited mourners will be able to attend the service in London on Friday 8th January due to lockdown restrictions.
The panto star said it is ‘tragic’ that the London Palladium had to close its show early due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The EastEnders star is used to having plenty of visitors but is can no longer entertain because of lockdown
Pam St Clement on new ITV travel show Gone To Pot. The Albert Square legend – who starred on the soap from 1986 until 2012 – headed to the US for a road trip alongside Linda Robson, Christopher Biggins, Bobby George and John Fashanu in the new show which aims to explore the effects of the drug.
The new series of Celebrity Big Brother is barely a few weeks away – but it seems that the show’s bosses have only just managed to resolve the fallout from the last instalment. Endemol have been thrashing out a deal with panto legend Christopher Biggins, who was less than impressed with their attempts to withhold his entire £100k fee after he was booted out of the house for making an anti-Jewish slur. The 67-year-old star was hoiked out of the house after telling X Factor singer Katie Waissel: “You better be careful or they’ll be putting you in a shower and taking you to a room.” The comment was widely construed as being a reference to the mass murder of Jews in Nazi concentration camps.
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.” 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. He tipped Carol Vorderman and Scarlett Moffatt to go all the way. I think Larry Lamb will be very good, I think he’ll be great, great fun. 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.
Last month we were all left stunned when lovable TV personality, Christopher Biggins, was removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after making extremely inappropriate comments. Although the controversial scenes never aired, it was reported that Biggins had made a cruel joke about the Holocaust to Jewish housemate, Katie Waissel. Speaking about this series’ shocking winner of hated contestant Stephen Bear, Biggins explained: “Everyone has said it.
This year’s series of Celebrity Big Brother was no stranger to controversy, with much-loved actor Christopher Biggins being removed from the house for making offensive comments. Although the scenes never aired on Channel 5, viewers were shocked to learn that Biggins had made horrifying anti-Semitic comments towards Jewish housemate Katie Waissel, leaving Big Brother with no choice but to remove him from the show. Now Katie has opened up about the Holocaust “joke” that reduced her to tears, admitting that she had to see a psychologist whilst living in the famous compound.
Following Christopher Biggins shock removal from the Celebrity Big Brother house on Friday (Aug 5), there has been speculation over whether he will be replaced by a new famous face.
The latest series of Celebrity Big Brother has certainly delivered on the drama-front (as promised), with viewers initial housemate perceptions starting to shift after an explosive first week. Before even entering the house, Christopher Biggins emerged as the early favourite to win the series, but after his controversial comments about bisexual individuals, the presenter has suffered a drift from 15/8 to 9/4. Bookies report that Samantha Fox remains in the running for the title as she has moved from 7/1 to 6/1, alongside Stephen Bear who has also shortened his chance of being crowned winner from 16/1 to 10/1.
Grant, 55, wasn’t the only person left feeling disgruntled by the pair’s steamy sessions though, as Geordie Shore star Aaron – who has been spotted kissing Marnie while filming the latest series of the MTV show – vented online.
The two bonded when they appeared on I’m A Celebrity together back in 2007, where Biggins was crowned King of the Jungle and Janice was runner-up. Janice also has experience of the Celebrity Big Brother house, having been a housemate last summer. Showing her support for Biggins as she appeared on ITV’s This Morning via a video link, the reality TV star said: “I heard my beau buddy Biggins is in [the house].
Christopher Biggins is reported to have been paid the most out of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother cohort netting an alleged £150,000. Meanwhile, likes of Marnie Simpson, Stephen Bear and Chloe Khan are all walking away with just ‘five-figure sums’. Most notable was the late David Gest who is believed to have been paid a whopping £600k to appear on the reality show.
Celebrity Big Brother launches tomorrow (July 28), but – without even stepping foot inside the Elstree bungalow – Christopher Biggins has already become the runaway favourite to win. William Hill has tipped the 67-year-old national treasure as an early favourite at 7/2 – with Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson currently standing as his closest competition at 4/1. Ariana Grande’s half-brother Frankie is in third place with 6/1 odds, TOWIE’s Lewis Bloor follows at 8/1, with Dog The Bounty Hunter’s wife Beth Chapman and Mob Wives cast member Renee Graziano both coming in at 10/1.
The new series of Celebrity Big Brother is just days away, but the rumour mill churning out reports about who could be entering the famous house is showing no signs of stopping. The latest star allegedly ‘agreeing’ to become a housemate this summer is Christopher Biggins, who is reportedly set to be one of the highest paid housemates ever. According to The Sun Online, the 2007 King of the Jungle has signed a £150,000 deal to appear on the Channel 5 reality TV show.
Details of Cilla Black’s funeral service, which takes place today (20th August) at 1pm in Liverpool, have been revealed. The service has been organised by her three sons, and will take place at St Mary’s Church in Woolton, where Cilla married her late husband Bobby in March 1969. Many famous faces who were close to the legendary entertainer will be attending the service to pay their respects, with Sir Cliff Richard set to perform his hit ‘Faithful One’ in tribute to his friend.