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Big Brother house beset by race row
18/01/06
Faria has sparked a race row in the Big Brother house by claiming the British public would not allow a non-white person to win the show.

The former FA secretary made the statement to Traci and Dennis after hearing she was up for the chop on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old, famous for her fling with England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, broke down in tears after her comments caused outrage in the Big Brother house.

Bangladeshi-born Faria faces eviction on Wednesday with Dead or Alive star Pete, who is favourite to go, and the man Faria has been getting close to in the house, African-American basketball star Dennis.

Faria told Dennis and Traci: "Do you think they'll ever let a black or Asian girl or guy win this thing? Are you out of your tree? Think about it, darling. Never. Remember that."

Former Baywatch actress Traci, 38, who is of mixed African-American, Italian, and Native American heritage, recounted the conversation to the rest of the group, asking for their opinion.

"For me, I thought it was going to be fair and square ... I thought I did have a chance to win. But according to Faria and Dennis, because I'm female and I'm American and my skin is brown, I don't stand a chance," she said.

Faria heard what was going on and attempted to clarify what had been said but ended up offending her fellow housemates.

An angry Respect MP George Galloway stated: "The idea that people who watch this show are bigots is preposterous.

"Most of the people who've won have been from minorities of one kind or another."

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