'I'm A Celebrity...' stars Amir Khan, Shappi Khorsandi, Iain Lee, Rebekah Vardy, Vanessa White, Jennie Mcalpine, Stanley Johnson, Jamie Lomas and Dennis Wise on the red carpet at the 2018 National Television Awards. Held at The O2 Arena, this year's winners included Ant & Dec, Suranne Jones and David Walliams among others - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The 42 year old presenter had called a Christian guest "bigoted" during discussion of homophobia.
BBC radio presenter Iain Lee is reported to have left his job having labelled one of his guests’ anti-homosexuality views as “bigoted” on air.
BBC Three Counties Radio breakfast show presenter Lee, 42, made the controversial remarks during an interview with Christian Legal Centre lawyer Libby Powell, who appeared on the show to defend a Christian minister who had been accused of homophobia after he had been deemed to have read out ‘anti-gay’ verses of the Bible during a service in prison.
During the heated on-air exchange, which happened back on Tuesday November 3rd, Lee repeatedly described the passages of the Christian holy book – and Powell’s belief in them – as “bigoted” and “homophobic”. He has since apologised for causing offence during the interview, which he admitted was “at several points inappropriate”.
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