31 Oct Biggins’ Big Brother Comments not in breach
Comment made by Christopher Biggins about bisexuality which were transmitted on Celebrity Big Brother in August this year were not in breach of Ofcom’s rules.
Having received 44 complaints about the remarks, Ofcom decided to investigate, but this week found no breach of the harm and offence provisions in Ofcom Broadcasting Code.
Ofcom said: “We accepted that these remarks made in Celebrity Big Brother were capable of causing offence, but they were likely to be within the audience’s expectations of this programme.”
Biggins had said: “The worst type though is, I’m afraid to say, the bisexuals… what it is is people not wanting to admit they are gay.” He also agreed with a fellow contestant who said, “You have to pick a team”.
Biggins was warned by Big Brother over the remarks, and later removed from the Big Brother house over further offensive remarks which were not broadcast.