Celebrity Big Brother’s Ken Morley REFUSES to apologise for “sexist” remarks during explosive first TV appearance since exit

The actor was removed from the house this week


by Owen Tonks |
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Ken Morley – by now that’s a name you must recognise even if you don’t own a television and live under a rock.

Well, just in case that is you, Kenny boy was a housemate on the current series of Celebrity Big Brother but he was given the boot this week for his use of “unacceptable and offensive” language.

The former Coronation Street actor, 71, upset his fellow housemates by using the word “n***o” when referring to black people and over his “sexist” comments towards his female co-stars, which included when he walked into the bathroom and announced: “There’s always one place you can get a good view of a really good arse.”

Today, Ken made his first television appearance since being removed from Celebrity Big Brother but REFUSED to apologise to his housemates for his offensive remarks.


The actor, who admits he doesn’t understand why he’s caused so much offence, was pushed to say he’s sorry by Coleen Nolan, Janet Street-Porter, Ruth Langsford and Jamelia on ITV’s Loose Women.

When pressed for an apology, he didn’t refer to his former housemates, but said: “I’m aware of the fact I’ve upset a lot of people and I am sorry.”

Referring to comments he made to R&B singer Alexander O’Neal which could have been deemed as racist, Ken added: “Alexander and I were having discussions. We were great friends.”

Pushing for a more firm apology, Janet replied: “Will you do a real apology?”

Again, refusing to say sorry to his housemates, he said: “I apologise unreservedly to everyone who watched that programme.

“It was banter in an odd situation, but I understand if I have upset people – not just from this country but in Africa and the Caribbean.”

He added: “I am not a racist – I have taught black children in London and everywhere.”

But when the Loose Women panel moved on to quizzing Ken about his remarks towards the female housemates, he really put his big foot in it once again.

Refusing to take responsibility, he said the programme is “edited” in a certain way and that some of the girls in the house work in “various aspects of the entertainment industry... and they dress in a provocative way”. Really, Ken? REALLY?

The actor added: “They insisted on wearing the most daring clothes they could get away with.”

Janet spat back: “You’ve tried to justify it by saying they work in a business where they take their clothes off.

“Just because someone is a glamorous model, it doesn’t mean you can talk about them like they’re a piece of meat.”

When asked what his wife Sue thought of his behaviour, Ken replied: “The thing is, she understands some of the stuff that is about to come out and that it’s very nasty...

“You’ll change your minds when you see the rest of it if you see it.”

Will we Ken, though? Will we?

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Feltz Meltz

In the first ever CBB in 2001 Vanessa Feltz has a meltdown and scrawls posh words all over a table:□

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Na Na Neigh!

Dappy 'windmills' after jumping in the pool with Luisa.□

Heeeeeeere's Jackie!3 of 18

Heeeeeeere's Jackie!

Jackie Stallone's shock arrival in the house in 2003 was accompanied by the immortal line: 'Yeaaaah, Jaaaackie!'□

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And the award for Politician of the Year goes to...

George Galloway pretended to be a pussy-cat in 2006. A nation shuddered.

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Jade vs Shilpa in 2007 led to one of the most controversial CBB moments EVER and to Jade's silent eviction from the house.

Naked man alert!6 of 18

Naked man alert!

Alex Reid gets a fake tan in the buff in 2010□

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Jedward in their pants

Jedward get vajazzled by Amy Childs in 2011.□

Julie takes a trip to the fruitbowl8 of 18

Julie takes a trip to the fruitbowl

Julie Goodyear gets a little too personal with a banana in 2012 □

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Frankie doesn't go to Hollywood

Frankie Cocozza and Nicola Maclean get hot in the hot tub in 2012.□

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Lauren takes a tumble

Lauren Harries tripping up constantly in 2013.

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Leo Sayer breaks out of CBB because of dirty pants

Yep, Leo skipped out of the CBB house because of his dirty pants. Erm, every heard of a washing machine L? Sayer popped into the diary room to “humbly request” new underwear as he didn’t want to use the CBB house’s washing facilities. When Big Brother refused, Sayer smashed the fire doors open and proceeded to struggle with two hefty security guards while shouting obscenities. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, here's some video evidence:

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Darryn Lyons weird, lumpy, bumpy "abs"

"WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?" was our general reaction to Darryn Lyon's lumpy, bumpy abs. Unsurprisingly the celebrity photographer admitted on the show that he had undergone a “contouring” procedure to remove fat around his muscles and give impression of abs. WOAH, so they're not natural? Get outta town! No, please, literally get out of town. We're terrified.

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Verne Troyer drink driving

Verne Troyer has a head-on collision with the diary room after getting a bit tipsy. Then someone remixed it and set it to dance music. Cheers, internet.

The ultimate nightmare14 of 18

The ultimate nightmare

 2015 was the ‘Freak Show’ within a freak show as Katie and Katie buried the hatchet over their shopping task to become a two-headed monster.

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Botched boob job agony

Katie needed a little extra support to collect her crown. "They wanted to pull me from the show, I had a really bad medical problem." No kidding.

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Perez in panties

Perez Hilton had blazing rows with Calum and Katie. Oh, and danced in his dinosaur pants.

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Drawn to each other

Summer 2015 brought us CBB’s best ever bromance. James Hill and Austin Armacost got down and dirty in bed, in play-fights, in a striptease…all over really.

Only this big18 of 18

Only this big

Stevi Ritchie revealed nasty secrets about his mini manhood, glow in the dark condoms (they light up your face!) and why sex with fiancé Chloe is like “going through the Dartford Tunnel”.

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