CBB's Ken Morley Insists He's 'Not Racist' After Being Removed From The House
The Corrie star has tried to explain his choice of words, after being kicked out of the house...
Ken Morley has spoken out about his sudden departure from Celebrity Big Brother, after he was removed due to his 'unacceptable and offensive language'.
The former Coronation Street actor appeared on Loose Women today, insisting he isn't racist after using the word "n***o" when telling a story about Frank Bruno.
Explaining the use of the word during a chat with fellow housemate Alexander O'Neal, Ken said: "With Alexander, we were discussing terminology in the Americans, and I said Martin Luther King used a word to define what a black man was in America in the '60s. The American army now used that word. It is outdated, granted."
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He was then pushed for an apology from those next to him on Loose Women, adding: "Oh yes, of course I'm sorry. I don't want to upset people. The programme says, 'There'll be nasty language'. Alexander and I were having discussions. I said, 'Am I a honky?', and then we talked about what black guys use to each other in America. At the end of it, he burst out laughing. We were joking!"
"I apologise unreservedly for everybody that watched that programme if I disappointed you.
"It was banter in an odd situation but I understand entirely that it upsets a lot of people all over the world, and I apologise for upsetting you and I hope you accept. I am not a racist."
CBB returns tonight at 9pm on Channel 5, and you can also catch-up with all the action on MTV UK.