Ken Morley has insisted that he is not a racist following his ejection from the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The 71-year-old was permanently removed following a string of incidents which saw him use ‘unacceptable and offensive language’ most notably using the word “n***o” on two occasions.
Speaking on Loose Women today, the former Corrie star apologised for the upset he had caused but was adamant that he isn’t racist.
“I put my hand up and say the word shouldn’t be used but it is an old fashioned word. I apologise unreservedly to everybody who watched that programme, he said. “I apologise if I disappointed you by saying what I said.
“It was banter in an odd situation but I understand entirely that I’ve upset a lot of people from everywhere in the world … I am not a racist, never have been. I taught black children in London and people everywhere so I apologise.”
Ken wasn’t, however, as apologetic about his lewd comments made toward the women of the house. This included calling model Cami Li a ‘slut’ and telling Chloe Goodman she has ‘the best arse in the world’.
Instead, he claimed that other housemates had behaved just as badly as him but their actions had been cut out of the show.
“The thing is she understands some of the stuff that is about to come out and what is about to come out is very, very nasty and you haven’t seen any of it,” he said.
One incident in particular included Cami Li allegdedly biting him on the first night in the house.
He recalled: “Cami Li came down the stairs, there were three of us there and we were all coming in, and she bit me.
“She bit me hard on the ear and I jumped and said, ‘Why have you done that?’ And she said, ‘Because you like it’. Do you think you saw that? No you didn’t and there’s a lot more you didn’t see.”
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