Christopher Biggins speaks out over his Celebrity Big Brother exit

Christopher Biggins

Christopher Biggins has spoken out about his time in the Celebrity Big Brother house earlier this year.

The panto favourite was kicked out of the Channel 5 series in the summer over comments 'capable of causing offence'.

TV watchdog Ofcom even became involved, looking into complaints the show had received in August over remarks Biggins had made regarding bisexuality.

However the regulator confirmed back in October that the show had been cleared of any wrongdoing.

"We investigated whether a discussion between Christopher Biggins and Renee Graziano about the sexual orientation of bisexual people was offensive," said a spokesperson for Ofcom.

They explained: "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."

Making his first big TV appearance since then on ITV's Lorraine this morning, Biggins said the controversy was now "way behind" him and he was looking forward to 2017.

“Oh my goodness it’s way, way, behind [me]," the actor said. “2017 is going to be brilliant.”

He went on to talk about being sure to "be yourself" when appearing on reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother.

“What I always say about all reality TV shows is the important thing is to be yourself," Biggins explained. “If you start acting as other characters – which in the Celebrity Big Brother house started happening from day one – you’ll lose your way.

"The secret is to be yourself and then it will become easy.”

Earlier this month it was reported that Biggins had settled a dispute with Channel 5 over his fee after being ejected from the house.

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