Christopher Biggins defends controversial comments
Actor Christopher Biggins has defended the comments that led to his ejection from 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
Christopher Biggins has defended the comments that led to his removal from the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.
The 67-year-old actor left the show in abrupt fashion after claiming bisexuals were responsible for the spread of AIDs and in spite of the subsequent controversy, Christopher has reiterated his view.
He said: "Renee [Graziano] said she knew a CIA man who told her that the American government had come up with the virus in order to get rid of people in third world countries - I had also heard the rumour.
"Then I said to her that there were a lot of bisexuals who went to these countries and had sex, and then took it back to their wives or lovers and gave them the virus."
He added: "That's what I've read and that's what I believe."
Meanwhile, Christopher revealed he has already apologised to Jewish housemate Katie Waissel for the anti-Semitic joke he made while on the programme and insisted he is not a bigot.
He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I love Jewish people. Listen, my best friend is Lesley Joseph. You can't get much more Jewish than that.
"I have a lot of bisexual friends and I'm not in any way a bigoted person.
"I'm 67 and I love everybody. I live in Hackney and I have a lot of black neighbours who are fantastic."
Christopher made a joke referencing Nazi concentration camps while on the programme, and now admits Katie was entitled to take offence.
He shared: "At the time, she laughed and then gave a shocked reaction to me. Quite rightly.
"She didn't say anything. I don't think she walked away immediately. We sat there for a little time and it wasn't evident she was offended.
"It is like a sort of prison in there because there's no way out. You're stuck in there and you don't know what's going to happen next."