CBB Evander: 'I'll Say Sorry For Anti-Gay Comments'
Former boxing champ goes on the defensive following eviction...
Celebrity Big Brother evictee Evander Holyfield has pledged to apologise for his homophobic remarks during his time on the show.
The former world heavyweight champion boxer sparked outrage when he suggested in a conversation with Luisa Zissman that being gay is "a choice" and could be "fixed".
But speaking after his eviction last night, he explained that he had forgotten he was being filmed.
"I kind of felt I was talking to one person and I was telling that person my view and my mind wasn't thinking.
"I do owe an apology for what I said because I really wasn't trying to talk about somebody. She asked me and I thought I was helping her with my view personally. So I am going to make an apology because I am sorry to anybody I've offended."
Continuing on the same theme, he admitted that he had been honest about his opinion on the subject - but regretted sharing it with the world.
"The point of Big Brother, I thought, was to share some of my life. They can accept it or not. But I wasn't trying to push something on anyone.
"This is what I think but it wasn't to the whole world."