CBB: Evander Holyfield Warned Over Anti-Gay Remarks
While Ollie Locke and Lionel Blair are granted immunity from vote...
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Evander Holyfield has landed himself in hot water for making seemingly anti-gay remarks.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion was warned after he appeared to suggest that homosexuality is not normal behaviour.
Chatting with fellow contestant Luisa Zissman, he said: "If you were born and your leg was turned this way - what would you do? You go to the doctor and get it fixed back, right?
"All I'm trying to tell you, you know how handicap people are born... You can't say because they are born that way you can't move that."
He continued: "It is a choice... Come on, how can you not say you ain't gay unless you're sleeping with the opposite sex?"
Big Brother called Holyfield to the Diary Room, where the programme makers warned him not to make further potentially "offensive" comments.
He was told: "Before you entered the Big Brother house the rules regarding unacceptable language and behaviour were explained to you.
Holyfield admitted that his remarks could be viewed as offensive, but said he never intended to offend or influence others.
His comments have received widespread criticism on Twitter, with many viewers now calling for him to be removed from the house.
Meanwhile, Ollie Locke and Lionel Blair are the latest couple to be granted immunity after winning the Tangled challenge, which involved having to pass a key along a knotted rope to release their handcuffs.
The pair join Jim Davidson and Linda Nolan and Sam Faiers and Jasmine Waltz who have also won immunity from the public vote.
Celebrity Big Brother continues on Monday (6 January) on Channel 5.