Christopher Biggins to visit Auschwitz after making anti-Semitic CBB comments
The entertainer says he planned the five day trip weeks before he entered the infamous Big Brother house.
It has been a rather dramatic week for ex-Celebrity Big Brother contestant Christopher Biggins.
The professional pantomime dame went from bookies favourite to the show’s first evictee, as producers removed him from the house following a host of offensive comments.
As well as claiming that AIDs was a “bisexual disease”, Biggins also made a series of offensive comments regarding the Jewish community.
Although the scenes were not aired, it is believed he joked about the holocaust after Jewish singer Katie Waissel told him she was not in the house to represent the community.
“You better be careful or they’ll be putting you in a shower and taking you to a room,” Biggins allegedly responded.
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Following his ejection from show, he has revealed he now plans to visit Auschwitz later this year.
Explaining his decision, he said: “We’re going for five days in October. I’m really looking forward to it. Especially now after this incident.
“I know it’s going to be horrible. I know it’s going to be ghastly. I know it’s going to be emotional,” he added.
“Before I went into the house, my partner Neil and I were talking about it because we just feel the whole scenario of the Jewish annihilation is so horrific that we wanted to experience it for ourselves.
The 67-year-old had been the bookmakers’ favourite to win, despite earlier controversy this week when he said bisexual people were “the worst type”, suggesting that they just don’t want “to admit they are gay.”
He attempted to apologise for his offensive behaviour following his removal from the house – but this is not the first time he has been criticised for his views on the LGBT community.
The entertainer opposed the introduction of equal marriage, claiming in 2012: “I’m very anti-marriages, because I think that is for heterosexual couples. We can’t get rid of everything”.
He re-stated his opposition to same-sex marriage last year, claiming it’s “a step too far”.