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CHRISTOPHER Biggins is a larger-than-life British actor, panto and reality TV star.

Here's everything you need to know about him…

How old is Christopher Biggins and what is his net worth?

Christopher Biggins, 72, is an actor and TV star from Oldham in Lancashire.

After moving to Wiltshire he reportedly took elocution lessons alongside drama lessons from a young age, which effectively got rid of his northern accent.

Christopher, commonly referred to simply as Biggins, has been a regular face on the TV for many years, first appearing on our screens in 1970.

He started his career in theatre but soon scored roles in classic shows like Porridge, Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and the original Poldark.

In the 1970s Poldark he played villain Osborne Whitworth and became the "most hated man on TV".

His profilic reality TV career has seen him take part in shows like Celebrity Come Dine With Me on which he won £1000 for his chosen charity.
He also appeared on Channel 4’s Celebrity Five Go To… and Celebrity Masterchef.

In 2007 he was crowned King of the Jungle when he won series seven of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

His net worth is estimated to be £1.1 million.

But during the 2016 series of Celebrity Big Brother, he was removed on Day 9 for making "a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public".

The gay star was accused of homophobia by viewers after he said: “Gays had been really badly treated for so long. Then came a period where they were respected.

“But suddenly a killer disease then came along which was attributed to homosexuals – but it was actually a bisexual disease.”

Biggins is currently a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef: Christmas Cook-Off, where he will compete with broadcaster and journalist Janet Street-Porter, TV personality Vicky Pattison and radio presenter Dev Griffin, to take home the title of Christmas champion.

 

What else does Christopher Biggins do?

When he's not on telly, Biggins used to focus his time on his acting career, often appearing in Christmas pantomimes.

His efforts in this department earned him the Lifetime Achievement award at the Great British Pantomime Awards in 2017.
However, after an exhausting 40 years on the panto circuit, the actor revealed that 2017 was his final performance.

 

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