Controversial wannabe politician Winston McKenzie hit the headlines this week with his Victorian-era opinions on homosexuality.

But it emerged today the Celebrity Big Brother contestant usually plays a more humble role in the media: as a paper boy.

Word reached the Croydon Guardian's newsroom this afternoon that the former Ukipper has a job delivering copies of this very publication to our loyal readers.

The 62-year-old began his paper round in August, three months after unsuccessfully standing for election to Parliament in May's general election.

He is rumoured to be earning £60,000 from his appearance on the Channel 5 reality show, more than 900 times the weekly wage he picks up for the deliveries.

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If you live in Beddington or Waddon, where Winston works four rounds a week for £6.70 an hour, you might see him popping papers through your door on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

We're told he's taking a two-week break from the job while he decamps for the Big Brother house, although after a backlash over his gay slurs he'll be lucky to last the fortnight on the show.

McKenzie, who once claimed same-sex couples adopting children was "tantamount to child abuse", began the show by stating he would "stand with my back against a brick wall all the time" if another contestant was gay.

Last year he allegedly also sent homophobic texts to Nigel Farage after learning HIV activists had dumped manure outside his office in South Norwood.

According to the book Following Farage, written by a reporter who joined the Ukip leader on the campaign trail in 2015, one text read: "Good morning, Guv, The bloody queers dumped a load of horse manure outside my office on Monday to commemorate World Aids Day.

"It's on the internet under Croydon Guardian. Just shows what a load of crap they are."

The controversy over McKenzie's remarks may undermine the boost in popularity he was hoping to see from his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.

On Monday he said the show was "a good opportunity to get exposure" ahead the London mayoral election, in which he is standing for the English Democrats.

He told us: "I think it will be great for the election, don't you? To be on national television in front of four, five million viewers - it's got to be good, innit.

"No money could buy that sort of publicity could it, really."

No Winston, it probably couldn't.

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