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BIG Brother was at the centre of another race row last night after Wendy Richard Wendy Richard MBE (born Wendy Emerton on 20 July 1943) is a popular English actress best known for playing Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1985 and Pauline Fowler in EastEnders from 1985 to 2006. appeared to racially abuse a housemate house·mate
One who shares a house with another.
Noun 1. housemate - someone who resides in the same house with you .
The former EastEnders actress was on spin off programme Big Brother's Little Brother when she began talking about 30-year-old housemate Kat Kasisopa, evicted from the house last night.
Wendy, 65, said: "I was a big fan of Kat, and we would discuss it amongst our friends and they said she is not right.
"I looked at her through different eyes. and I have to admit they were right and I was wrong. She is fake, and she is very cute.
"What is it they say about these inscrutable Chinese? And she is Thai, but it is all Oriental isn't it?
Well it is to me anyway."
The TV audience cried out in shock and realising the comments could upset people, presenter George Lamb stepped in saying: "I don't think that is unique to Asian people, more to Kat."
But Tory voter Wendy added: "They don't betray their emotions on their face, that is what I meant." TV watchdogs Ofcom said it had received a number of complaints about Wendy's Monday night rant.
The spokesman said: "We will be looking into them in due course."
The comments were cut out of the repeat of the show on E4+1 by muffling the sound, but the clip is on websites and did not go down well with many BB viewers.
On YouTube, Mrs Lawson said: "She's like one of those daft OAPs in a shop's queue saying: "Bloody foreigners.'"
Another person calling themselves Arsifer wrote: "I couldn't believe my ears.
I don't know why they keep inviting this woman on the show." A spokesman for Channel 4 said: "BBLB BBLB Big Brother's Little Brother (TV show)
BBLB Block-Based Load Balancing does go out live, George Lamb did correct her that her comment was not specific to Asian people but to Kat." Last night Kat got the boot from the house along with Mohamed in a shock double eviction The removal of a tenant from possession of premises in which he or she resides or has a property interest done by a landlord either by reentry upon the premises or through a court action. . Mohamed, 24, said: "I'm still shaking."
The Channel 4 series has been marred by third race rows.
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Wendy's spokesman, Kevin Francis said: "Wendy would have not intended the comments that way, she is not racist at all. It has been blown out of all proportion."
What is it they say about these inscrutable Chinese? And she is Thai, but it is all Oriental isn't it? WENDY RICHARD ON BBLB
EVICTED Mohamed's out of the show; LIVE Wendy and presenter George Lamb on hit show with Kat on TV; OUT Kat last night after leaving Big Brother in a shock double eviction; OUTRAGE Wendy talking about Kat Kasisopa on Big Brother's Little Brother. TV watchdog Ofcom received complaints