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Jimmy Savile's comments when he entered the Big Brother house will never be aired again

Jimmy Savile's comments when he entered the Big Brother house will never be aired again

The disgraced TV personality had a brief stint in the Big Brother house back in 2006

Jimmy Savile's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother and the repulsive comments he made will likely never be aired on television again.

BBC drama The Reckoning, which sees Steve Coogan portray the disgraced entertainer, has now been given a release date - almost 12 years on from Savile's death.

Shortly after the TV personality's death, scores of horrific sexual abuse allegations came to light and since then, numerous documentaries have been released that investigate how the paedophile managed to 'hide in plain sight' for so long.

And resurfaced footage of Savile from his brief time in the Big Brother house certainly proves as an example of how Savile was able to 'hide in plain sight' for so long.

Back in 2006, Savile appeared on Channel 4 reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother, with him spending two days in the house fixing problems for celebrities, in a nod to his show Jim'll Fix It.

The footage of his entry into the house - which will never air on television again - is hard to watch back with the benefit of hindsight, with housemates excitedly cheering his arrival and politician George Galloway hailing him as 'legendary'.

Channel 4

Savile proceeded to go around the group offering out 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."

After hugging Coronation Street star Rula Lenska, he said: "I would want to marry all of you ladies for at least 24 hours."

And when he met Chantelle Houghton - who went on to win the show despite not actually being a celebrity - he said: "I know that many fellas love you, but they don't love you with the sincerity and tenderness I do," before kissing her hand.

"I always tell the truth even when I'm lying," he then added, before kissing her hand again.

Later, 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."

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

BBC's The Reckoning, written by Neil McKay, will ‘trace the life of Jimmy Savile, a man who, for decades, became one of the UK’s most influential celebrities, but in death has become one of the most reviled figures of modern history following revelations of extensive and horrific abuse’.

The broadcaster said of the drama: “Savile used his involvement in multiple organisations, such as the BBC, hospitals, prisons, and charities, to legitimise himself, forging friendships in show business, politics, journalism, the Catholic Church and even the Royal family to cement his position.”

Steve Coogan will be joined by the likes of BAFTA-winner Gemma Jones, Siobhan Finneran, Mark Lewis Jones and Mark Stanley.

The Reckoning will be on BBC One on October 9 at 9pm.

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Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Jimmy Savile, Channel 4, UK News