Celebrity Big Brother contestant Gary Busey has sparked a homophobia row, after asking a housemate if he likes getting “butt-f**ked”.

According to the Daily Star, the American actor made the remarks today to Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan, who is straight.

While Jordan with joking with Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan, Busey asked him: “You are gay aren’t you?”

Jordan tried to clarify that he was comfortable with his sexuality, but Busey continued mocking him, asking him whether he w”to get butt-f**ked”, and joking that he had a “little Vaseline tube in every part of his luggage”.

Jordan warned him: “I’ve never hit a seventy year old before.

“You should be careful what you say, you might be seventy years old but be careful what you say.”

The series also features fomer UKIP candidate and boxing promoter Kellie Maloneyy, who revealed last Sunday that she is transgender, and has begun to transition.

She entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Monday, with leaks suggesting she would be “one of the most highly paid contestants ever”, picking up a rumoured £400,000 fee.

Maloney attracted criticism last week when she said: “I’m not homophobic, I have gay friends… I still don’t think that children should be brought up in same-sex marriages.”