07/08/2016 10:08 BST | Updated 08/08/2016 10:23 BST

'Christopher Biggins Should Face Police Probe Over Celebrity Big Brother Jewish Joke,' Say Katie Waissel's Family

'Our whole family are absolutely disgusted by Biggins.'

Katie Waissel’s family have called for police to quiz Christopher Biggins over his anti-Semitic joke that saw him removed from the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house. 

The mother of the former ‘X Factor’ star has claimed the words of the entertainer could constitute a hate crime, and should be investigated. 

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Christopher Biggins was removed from the 'CBB' house on Friday
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Katie Waissel's family have called for police to investigate Biggins' comment

Katie’s mother explained that the star’s great grandparents had survived the Holocaust after they were held in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. 

“What went on there is incomprehensible... For Biggins to insult Jewish people beggars belief,” she said.

Biggins broke his silence following his removal from the ‘CBB’ house in an interview with The Sun, claiming he was “motified” by the incident.

“I am mortified by what’s happened, really mortified,” he said. “Most of my friends, in fact, are Jewish. I apologised to Big Brother and Katie.

“I love Jewish people. Listen, my best friend is Lesley Joseph. You can’t get much more Jewish than that.”

The ‘joke’ was made earlier this week, but producers decided not to air it, with Biggins stating he believes Channel 5 were “trying to protect him” by not including it on the show. 

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ airs nightly on Channel 5.

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