Evander Holyfield has hit the headlines again after claiming that gays are like a “handicap” that can be “fixed” on the latest episode of Celebrity Big Brother.

The boxer, who famously had his ear bitten by Mike Tyson, was scoffed but not given a formal warning for his tone, which are now going viral around the world on various major news outlets.

Holyfield claimed that being gay is “a choice”.

When asked if any pro boxers are out as gay,  Evander said no. When she then voiced her disappointment, saying openness about homosexuality would be good “because it’s normal”, he replied back: “That ain’t normal”.

Despite being warned by the UK TV star that it was a bad idea to continue with the interview, Evander ploughed on: “If you were born and your leg were turned this way – what would you do? You go to the doctor and get it fixed back right?”

“All I’m trying to tell you, you know how handicap people are born? You can’t say because they are born that way you can’t move that…”

He later added: “Yes it is a choice.”