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Coronation Star removed from Celeb Big Brother house for offensive language

Ken Morley has been the subject of hundreds of complaints.

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FORMER CORONATION STAR Ken Morley has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after he referred to one of his housemates as a ‘negro’.

Morley was having a discussion with singer Alexander O’Neal when he made reference to a ‘nice big fat negro’.

O’Neal warned the actor that the term is offensive, but Morley went on to defend his choice of words, and also used the term ‘pickaninny’.

Morley also came under fire for comments which were taken as sexist and homophobic by other housemates.

Hundreds of people have lodged complaints with the British broadcasting watchdog about Morley.

Now the actor’s been removed from the house. In a statement Channel 5 said:

Ken Morley has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother House for using unacceptable and offensive language following his formal warning. Tuesday’s eviction is now cancelled and lines are now closed. Anyone who has already voted will be able to apply for a full refund and details will be available on the Big Brother website within 24 hours.

Morley is the second housemate to be removed from the CBB compound. Former Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson was asked to leave after alleged inappropriate behaviour towards a female contestant.

Chloe Goodman claimed that Jackson opened her dressing gown and exposed her breast. The BBC reports that police are looking into the incident.

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