BBC hit with 181 complaints by viewers who slammed charity event Big Night In for ‘offensive language’ – The Sun

BBC's coronavirus charity event, Big Night In, was hit with 181 complaints by viewers.

The complaints team was inundated with messages from viewers who found content included in the celebrated evening "offensive".

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The fortnightly report released by the corporation reveals the number of complaints about programmes which received more than 100 complaints, and the 23 April special received 181.

The Executive Complaints Unit will now investigate the complaints.

BBC's Big Night In was a collaboration between Comic Relief and Children In Need.

It aired between 7pm and 10pm and saw a series of pre-recorded sketches including a reunion between Catherine Tate's bovvered Lauren and her teacher, David Tennant.

Presenters Matt Baker, Lenny Henry, and Davina McCall, kicked off the evening, practicing social distancing rules, before they were replaced by Zoe Ball and Paddy McGuinness.

Viewers were also treated to Dua Lipa and Dave Grohl leading singer superstars in a rendition of Foo Fighters' Times Like These.

They were joined by the likes of Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin, Rita Ora and Rag'n'Bone Man in their emotional cover of the classic rock song.

The singers made up BBC Radio 1's biggest ever Live Lounge, raising money for “the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis”.

Fans were also pleased to Bolton funnyman, 46-year-old Peter Kay return to TV for the first time in two years to present his famous 2005 Comic Relief sketch where he and a cast of stars — this time including NHS nurses — march and mime to crooner Tony Christie’s (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.

Strictly professional and celebrities also joined in the fun with a special dancing challenge, while the cast of Miranda also returned for a skit on stayingaway from loved ones during this tough time.

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