Katie appeared on the panel show on Tuesday afternoon, and raised eyebrows during a discussion about Eddie Redmayne’s latest film, ‘The Danish Girl’.
When asked whether she feels she could stand by a partner if he came out as transgender, Katie remarked she’d been in “a similar situation” in the past, referencing her marriage to Alex, who has been known to dress as a female alter-ego, Roxanne.
She added: “If he does end up being a transgender then it wouldn't surprise me. It's hard for me to say why on daytime TV.”
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Alex has now issued a response to Katie, suggesting she was being irresponsible by making such comments.
He tells The Sun: “When I got home I watched show on catch-up and I was sickened. My family is grieving [Alex’s father recently died], they don't need this. I don't want - especially on daytime TV - for her to be talking about my private sex life.
“She says she doesn't want to talk about me, or give me airtime but she continues to talk about me - it's disgusting.
"Furthermore, her ridiculing me is inciting prejudice and hate against trans people."
Insisting he has “no intention” of transitioning, Alex added to BANG Showbiz: “The sniggering and coquettish giggling actually upset me more for those facing ridicule every day, perhaps going through transition, as it somehow became a joke, something to be laughed at and made fun of.”
This isn’t the first time that Alex has criticised Katie, for discussing his private life in the press.
In a recent blog on HuffPost UK, he said that Katie had made him a “comedic figure” by speaking so candidly about Alex’s private life, suggesting the media tried to portray him as little more than “The Cross Dressing Cage Fighter”.
He also voiced his support for the trans community last year, recreating Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover for a magazine photo-shoot.