Celebrity Big Brother bosses settle dispute with Christopher Biggins over his fee

Christopher Biggins

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have settled their fee dispute with Christopher Biggins.

Biggins was kicked out of the house back in the summer after a string of comments 'capable of causing offence'.

A statement from Channel 5 at the time read: “Big Brother has taken the decision to remove Christopher Biggins from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

"Since entering Big Brother, he has made a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public."

Biggins.
Biggins.

They added: "Big Brother does not tolerate offensive language capable of causing widespread offence. Christopher Biggins has left the house.”

Comments that contributed to Biggins' removal are understood to have included remarks about "the bisexuals" as well as an unaired clash between the panto favourite and X Factor singer Katie Waissel, related to her Jewish history.

Following Biggins' exit there was a dispute over his pay, with show bosses reportedly refusing to hand out his rumoured six-figure fee.

Now the Sunday Mirror reports that both sides have come to a settlement.

“The production company were under no breach of contract by not honouring his full fee. He had flouted the show’s rules by making offensive comments and had to leave the process early," a source told the newspaper. “They have now agreed a figure, but it is nowhere near what was agreed before the series. His remarks were taken very seriously by show bosses.”

A pal of Biggins told the paper that he was now keen to "move on" from the show.

Christopher Biggins.
Christopher Biggins.

“He has been deeply affected by what happened on Celebrity Big Brother," they said. “He’s a lovely, gentle man who just didn’t realise the impact of a comment made in haste, and he’s been paying for it ever since. It has really affected his health.

“He just wants to close this chapter and move on.”

Celebrity Big Brother's new series begins in January on Channel 5.

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