Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Alexander O'Neal 'honoured' to have met Katie Price

The singer spoke to Emma Willis in his first interview since leaving the house

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Alexander O'Neal said he was “honoured” to have been in the presence of Katie Price in the Celebrity Big Brother House.

Asked if the mood in the house had changed after Price’s arrival, he said: “Yeah, for several reasons. She's lovely, I'm feeling her, but she came in and held court quick.”

He called her the “queen bee”, and added: “Even with her fame and notoriety, she is so down to earth, I was honoured to be in her presence.”

In his first interview since leaving the house, O'Neal told host Emma Willis: “I did it for myself and for my housemates.”

The 61-year-old said the stress of being in the famous house “became unbearable”.

Describing housemate Katie Hopkins, he said she was a “a very kind woman” and “a lovely lady”.

 

O'Neal left the house after being formally warned over his use of a homophobic slur during a row with Hilton.

In a message to his fellow housemates after deciding to leave the house, he said: “To all my housemates, I've had a great experience with you guys and I have mad love for almost all of you.

”I want you guys not to be sad that I'm leaving and to not let my departure interrupt your experience.“

O'Neal became the third person to leave the show unexpectedly, following the removal of former Coronation Street star Ken Morley and ex-Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson.

Morley, 72, was evicted from the show for using ”unacceptable language“ including repeated use of the word ”negro“.

Jackson, 34, was booted out after former Page Three girl Chloe Goodman claimed he drunkenly tried to look at her breasts while the pair were alone in the toilet.

O'Neal had a string of hits in the 1980s and 1990s including Criticise and Fake.

But chart success dried up and he has appeared in several reality TV shows, including a celebrity edition of The Weakest Link, singing show Just The Two Of Us and Wife Swap UK.

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