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Lewis Bloor saved from eviction by housemate Christopher Biggins

Published 30/07/2016

James Whale, one of the contestants in this year's Celebrity Big Brother.
James Whale, one of the contestants in this year's Celebrity Big Brother.

Celebrity Big Brother's Christopher Biggins has unintentionally saved Lewis Bloor from the show's first eviction on Friday.

Pantomime veteran Biggins believes he is the secret boss with the power to nominate housemates to face the public vote.

However in this twist, the people he selects are immune and will not be leaving the famous Elstree house this week.

Biggins, tasked with spilling water over his next choice for "eviction", picked former The Only Way Is Essex star Bloor.

As the other housemates laughed, the 67-year-old poured a glass of water over Bloor with the words: "I'm so sorry!"

Meanwhile, contestants Saira Khan and James Whale clashed after the Loose Women panellist asked him if he was racist.

Khan said she had researched Whale before entering the house and had seen the claims online.

The broadcaster and talk show host, 65, responded: " I've never heard so much rubbish in my entire life."

He added: "I don't think I am known for that. Am I known for that? I don't know. I really don't know. I've been one of the judges of the British curry awards for 10 years."

As the contestants settled in for their first evening in the house on Thursday, Whale reignited the subject, telling other housemates that Khan thought he was a racist.

She hit back: " No I did not think that. I did not say that. OK excuse me sir ... I didn't say that, so don't twist it."

Whale laughed off the remark and explained he had a "strange sense of humour", saying: "I'm winding you up."

But Khan said: "I f that's a wind-up, some people could take that seriously."

She added: " I said 'When you type your name, it's tagged with you, and why?' And you said, 'It's unfair,' so I said, 'OK'.

"You say that and people go, 'Oh my goodness why's she said that?' All of a sudden you've created a perception."

She accepted his apology, but warned: "Don't wind me up. Because they're quite serious allegations."

Later in the evening Khan was unwittingly saved from eviction by Biggins.

He gave her a kiss on the lips, as instructed by Big Brother - not knowing that he was earning her immunity.

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