When was Jimmy Savile on Celebrity Big Brother and what happened? | The Sun

JIMMY Savile once made an appearance in the iconic Big Brother house.

But some of the sleazy comments he made during his time on the show will likely never be aired on television again.

When was Jimmy Savile on Big Brother?

Jimmy Savile appeared on the reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

The former presenter earned £150,000 for his two-day stretch on the show.

Many viewers believed he appeared as a housemate, but this wasn’t actually the case.

Savile led the series’ special task; in which the celebrities had to fix items around the house alongside him, in a nod to his show Jim'll Fix It.

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The footage of his entry into the house is hard to watch back with the benefit of hindsight, with the housemates cheering his arrival.

Savile was exposed as a paedophile in 2012 and the following year a joint Scotland Yard and NSPCC report branded him one of the UK’s most prolific known sexual predators.

It's estimated he sexually assaulted hundreds of women and children in a campaign of abuse lasting more than 50 years.

He died in October 2011 aged 84, having never been brought to justice.

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He was found dead at his home in Roundhay, two days before his 85th birthday.

His cause was pneumonia, and his death was not suspicious.

In the days leading up to his death, Savile was quoted as saying: "So many women, so little time."

He added: "I've got a bouncebackability, but this time I don't seem to be bouncing back."

What did he say when on Big Brother?

When he arrived in the Borehamwood bungalow, Savile made some disturbing comments while greeting all of the celebrities.

He notably told Coronation Street actress Rula Lenska: “I would want to marry all of you ladies for at least 24 hours.”

When he met Chantelle Houghton – who went on to win the show – he said: “I know that many fellas love you, but they don’t love you with the sincerity and tenderness I do… I always tell the truth, even if I’m lying.”

Savile then proceeded to go around the group offering hugs and kisses, before telling former basketball player Dennis Rodman: "I want you to know I have a violent temper but you have nothing to fear from me."

Later in the episode, while Rula was cooking, Savile told her she looked "far prettier" than she does on TV "in the flesh".

And as housemates wrote down their requests for jobs that needed doing, Savile said: "Don't forget ladies, I'm available most weekends for home visits."

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When he went to leave the house on the first day, Jimmy disturbingly explained why he couldn't spend the night in there.

He claimed he couldn't stay because he comes from a "red-blooded part of the country" and would not be able to restrain himself.

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