This summer’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ final took place on Friday night (26 August), following four weeks of drama, tears and two-by-two trips to the shower.
However, while all of this year’s evictees turned up to see Stephen Bear crowned the winner, viewers quickly realised that one contestant was a notable absentee - Christopher Biggins.
Earlier in the series, Biggins was removed from the house via the back door after being repeatedly warned about his unacceptable language, and ‘CBB’ producers have now explained his no-show. Apparently, he just wasn’t invited.
A ‘CBB’ spokesperson tells HuffPost UK: “Only evicted housemates are ever invited to a final.”
Biggins is yet to make a public appearance since his shocking removal from the ‘CBB’ house, and even pulled out of a scheduled interview on ‘This Morning’ earlier this month.
His ‘CBB’ exit came after a conversation where referred to AIDS as a “bisexual disease”, having already raised eyebrows with his remarks about bisexual people earlier in the week.
It was also revealed that he had been reprimanded for a joke he made about the Holocaust, which producers made the decision not to air.
He’s since broken his silence on the matter, insisting: “I’m mortified by what’s happened, really mortified. Most of my friends, in fact, are Jewish. I apologised to Big Brother and Katie.”
Despite his early departure, Biggins had initially proved popular with the viewing public, who chose him as the housemate to gain immunity from eviction on his first night in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house.