Homophobic former UKIP candidate is new Celebrity Big Brother contestant


Celebrity Big Brother producers face backlash for allowing homophobic contestant to participate

Day Two - UKIP Holds Its Annual Party Conference

As part of their inititation into the house, the inmates show an entry video. During his video Winston McKenzie made derogatory comments about gay people.

“I could cope with a homosexual in the house. I guess I’ll just have to stand with my back against a brick wall all the time,” he said.

Crowds booed at the 62-year-old as he entered the house. Viewers of the show took to Twitter to complain about McKenzie.

Winston has done stints with Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Robert Kilroy-Silk’s Veritas, the Tories and UKIP. He has started his own party and run for Mayor of London as an independent.

It is said he is being paid £60,000 for his appearance on the show, just 10 percent of the fee apparently afforded to David Gest.

Another of the contestants is gay former Eastenders star John Partridge.

Partridge, quit Eastenders in 2012 having played the character of Christian Clarke since 2008.

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