Chorley’s Ken Morley lays low after Big Brother’s race row

All quiet: There was no sign of the actor, below, at his home near Chorley
All quiet: There was no sign of the actor, below, at his home near Chorley
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Controversial actor Ken Morley is laying low after a race row saw him ejected from the Big Brother house.

The 71-year-old former Corrie star, who lives in Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley, was dumped out of the Channel Five show earlier this week after being accused of racism.

Since being kicked off the show on Monday, he has appeared on a national talk show apologising for his actions but closer to home his whereabouts are unknown.

On Tuesday his agent declined an offer from the Evening Post for an interview while his wife Sue told one of our reporters at their Whittle-le-Woods home : “I don’t want to comment. I don’t know when Ken will be home.”

However, yesterday national newspapers revealed pictures of Ken finally returning home where was greeted by his wife and son at their £1.1m property. The actor, who played Reg Holdsworth on the ITV soap, was kicked off the reality show on Monday after using “unacceptable language” including repeated use of the word “negro”.

Ken had been nominated for eviction, alongside Alexander O’Neal and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s body double Chloe Goodman.

Voting was taking place on Monday ahead of an eviction scheduled for Tuesday but it was later cancelled due to Ken’s removal.

His actions on the show sparked mass reaction with Ofcom receiving 233 complaints.

Ken told ITV’s Loose Women he had used “an outdated expression”, but denied he was racist. He said: “I apologise unreservedly to everybody who watched that programme.

“It was banter in an odd situation, but I understand entirely I’ve upset a lot of people.”