CBB: Ken Morley's wife didn't mind his sexual comment about women

Published Thursday, Jan 15 2015, 09:36 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ken Morley's wife has defended his comments in the Celebrity Big Brother house, suggesting the other housemates were "extremely sensitive" and needed to "calm down".

Ex-Coronation Street star Ken, 71, was kicked off the show on Monday following repeated usage of language deemed "offensive and unacceptable" by Big Brother.

Ken Morley is told he must leave Celebrity Big Brother, 12 January 2015

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Ken is told he must leave the house.

An example included his revelation that he liked looking at the younger women's bottoms in the house. But loyal wife Sue, 60, told The Mirror that she didn't see what was wrong with that.

"I didn't mind the slightest!" she said, when asked about that particular comment. "There he is in this house with these scantily dressed, beautiful young women – I'm not surprised. A lot of men would have agreed with him."

Other language that got Ken into trouble included using the word 'negro' and making derogatory comments about heritage and nationality.

Sue said that while she wouldn't use such words herself, she thinks Ken is "from a different generation" and suggested the housemates were being overly sensitive and she was surprised by how offended they were.

"Ken has a very idiosyncratic sense of humour. He's provocative and stirs things up. Having got to see more of the programme, this is surely the basic premise of it. I can't see how people can go on this programme not expecting to be provoked."

She added: "I think the women need to calm down and enjoy themselves. There's far worse things that could happen than this."

Ken Morley appears on 'Loose Women', 13 January 2015

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Ken apologised for offending people during an appearance on Loose Women this week.

The ex-Corrie star was the second celebrity to be booted off the show by producers, less than a week into this new series.

Former Baywatch child actor Jeremy Jackson, 34, was removed from the compound for unacceptable behaviour with Chloe Goodman. He was accused of drunkenly slipping own her bath robe to expose her breast, and later accepted a police caution and apologised to her.

Ken, meanwhile, appeared on ITV's Loose Women this week, where he said he was sorry if anyone had been disappointed or offended by his comments. He also insisted he was not a racist.

But many commentators pointed out Ken had only apologised for his use of the N-word, rather than his sexual comments about the women.

"I apologise unreservedly to everybody who watched that programme. I apologise if I disappointed you by saying what I said. It was banter in a odd situation. I understand entirely that I've upset a lot of people from everywhere in the world, not just this country, from Africa, from the Caribbean.

"I apologise unreservedly to you now for upsetting you and I hope you accept that apology. I am not a racist, never have been. I taught black children in London and everywhere."

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