Celebrity Big Brother's Winston McKenzie already causing controversy

Winston McKenzie Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Former UKIP member Winston McKenzie is already causing controversy on Celebrity Big Brother.

It took just minutes for the controversial politician to cause outrage after comments he made in his opening VT.

The 62-year-old, who hopes to become Mayor of London, said: "I'd cope with a homosexual in the house.

"I guess I'll just have to stand with my back against a brick wall all the time."

The remarks not too surprising were met with widespread disdain and have already prompted 165 complaints to TV watchdog Ofcom.

They said: "We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not."

Meanwhile, Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark-Neal has hit out at what Winston said.

"I can't wait to speak to Winston," Rylan said on ITV's This Morning. "I've had a little wall made, so when he comes out, I'll say, 'Winston, I am a homosexual. I don't know if you know that. There is a wall, if you feel you need to stand up against it'."

Rylan went on to say of Winston's comments in his opening profile video: "With the profile VTs, I get that you want to be a little controversial, but to say something like that, if you look at homophobia, it's on the same level as racism.

"If someone said something like that about a black person or a white person, there would have been an uproar."

Rylan could end up coming face to face with Winston rather soon: The bookies have made him the favourite to be kicked out in the first eviction this Friday evening.

Celebrity Big Brother 2016 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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