Patti Stanger has apologised for making gay stereotyping remarks.

The host of 'Millionaire's Matchmaker' - a dating show that attempts to pair up wealthy men with potential spouses - is "sorry" for her comments on Bravo TV show 'Watch What Happens Live', which saw her tell a caller there is no problem with an open relationship for homosexual men because there is "no curbing the gay".

In a statement to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), she explained: "I am sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on 'Watch What Happens Live'."

During the episode, Patti complimented a gay man for looking straight, but the programme's presenter Andy Cohen - who is homosexual - replied: "Why is being straight a compliment?"

She then said: "Because he's not queeny. Like you want a queen. Yeah, I don't think so."

Following the 50-year-old matchmaker's remarks, Bravo said in a statement: "Patti's comments are not representative of the network's beliefs and opinions. We apologise for the offence it caused."