Offensive comments on Kensit's Irish heritage get Ken Morley the Big Brother boot
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Offensive comments on Kensit's Irish heritage get Ken Morley the Big Brother boot

ACTOR Ken Morley was booted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house last night, after making negative remarks about Patsy Kensit’s Irish heritage.

Morley – who played Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street – was removed from the house in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire after making offensive comments about Kensit’s upbringing.

While walking around the CBB garden, Kensit, who was formerly married to both Oasis front man Liam Gallagher and Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, described her ideal Sunday with her family.

When she referred to her father's roots in London's Bethnal Green, Morley labelled her "an East End scrubber".

Annoyed by the comments, Kensit said: "I’m here, man! I train sometimes with a punch bag… you’re a d**k… I’m meditating. F**k off!"

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In the same exchange she explained her Irish roots to the Coronation Street star, revealing that her mum was from Co. Leitrim.

To that he responded "Ooh cursed twice. An Irish renegade”.

She abruptly ended the conversation.

Kensit lived in Killiney. Co. Dublin in the early ’90s with Jim Kerr. 

Morley, who also made racist remarks to American R&B singer Alexander O’Neal while in the Celebrity Big Brother house, was ejected from the show last night. 

Explaining the reasons for his removal, Big Brother said Morley used “racist and sexist language”, adding "you have also made offensive remarks about nationality and descent in a conversation with Patsy”.

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