Comments about bisexuality made by Christopher Biggins on Celebrity Big Brother have been found not in breach of broadcasting rules.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received 44 complaints and launched an investigation into Biggins’s comments, which saw him kicked off of the Channel 5 show in August.
A conversation between Biggins and Mob Wives star Renee Graziano was caught on camera.
The scenes saw him tell Renee: “The worst type I’m afraid to say are the bisexuals. What it is is people not wanting to admit they’re gay.”
He also suggested bisexual people were responsible for the spread of Aids, calling it a “bisexual disease”.
Ofcom have ruled out further action against the Channel 5 series and determined the remarks were “within the audience’s expectations”.
An Ofcom spokesperson explained: “We investigated whether a discussion between Christopher Biggins and Renee Graziano about the sexual orientation of bisexual people was offensive.
“We accepted that these remarks made in Celebrity Big Brother were capable of causing offence, but they were likely to be within the audience’s expectations of this programme.”
Biggins made it clear afterwards that he was unhappy with how he was removed from the house.
He told The Mirror. “They wanted Bear or Marnie to win. And look what happened.
“I’ve had nothing but positive comments on Twitter since I left the house. I feel bosses wanted me out from the beginning,” and added “I am also very sorry and very sad.”