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RE­AL­ITY star Lady Colin Campbell has leapt to the de­fence of axed con­tes­tant Christo­pher Big­gins.

Big­gins, 67, was re­moved from the house last week af­ter con­tro­ver­sial re­marks at­tack­ing bi­sex­u­als, blam­ing them for the Aids virus, and also had a pop at Katie Wais­sel’s Jewish her­itage, in­clud­ing a sick joke about con­cen­tra­tion camps.

But Lady Colin, 66, who took part in last year, took to Face­book to de­fend her pal, say­ing: “Think poor Christo­pher Big­gins is be­ing mis­treated in the most ap­palling way. Can this all have been a cyn­i­cal ploy to ex­ploit his pro­file and de­prive him of his justly-earned fee?

“Why does the pro­gramme carry a warn­ing about of­fen­sive com­ments if they then boot out their star turn (and most ex­pen­sive house­mate) for an opin­ion that is a one on a scale of 10. Even if it had been an 11, he should still be in the house, pro­vid­ing the en­ter­tain­ment that is his spe­cialty, as the fact is, con­tro­versy is what

is all about. “Ev­ery­one who knows Christo­pher Big­gins knows he is one of the nicest, kind­est, most open-minded peo­ple. It’s his crit­ics who are of­fen­sive. This is not Nazi Ger­many or Stal­in­ist Rus­sia so can we please have more free­dom of ex­pres­sion (which in­clude the right to of­fend) and less of the re­pres­sion the thought po­lice are de­ploy­ing.” RE­MARK­ABLE: Big­gins and Lady C (

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