BBC Inundated with Complaints: Contestant Reportedly ‘Dies’ on Lee Mack’s New Game Show
BBC One’s new game show “The Chop” hosted by comedian Lee Mack has been embroiled in controversy after a contestant appeared on the show with tattoos that were deemed as inappropriate by some viewers. However, it was the recent news of a deceased contestant that has caused an uproar, with the BBC receiving an influx of complaints from outraged viewers.
Contestant ‘dies’ on the show
The controversial moment occurred during an episode in which claimed carpenter, Darren Lumsden, appeared to compete alongside other participants. However, according to The Sun, Lumsden passed away during the course of filming. The show has made little comment on his passing, only referring to him as “an incredibly talented carpenter” in a statement.
Viewers protest on social media
Many viewers have taken to social media to express their anger over the show’s insensitivity to Lumsden’s passing. Fans of the show are calling for it to be taken off the air, while others are demanding a public apology from the BBC. In addition, some viewers are questioning the show’s seemingly lackluster response to the contestant’s death.
BBC’s response to the backlash
The BBC issued a statement in response to the backlash, stating that Lumsden’s episode will not be aired. The statement reads, “While we were unable to speak about this while the show was on air, we are sorry to learn of Darren’s passing and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Due to the nature of the show, it would not be appropriate to broadcast Darren’s episode. However, we are in contact with the family and will be discussing the options available to them.”
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BBC’s The Chop game show hosted by Lee Mack has been criticized after Darren Lumsden, a contestant on the show, reportedly passed away during the filming. The BBC has received an influx of complaints from angry viewers, so much so that his episode will not be aired. The show has been caught up in controversy before over a controversy regarding some tattoos on a participant. Viewers are demanding to take the show off the air and a public apology from the BBC. #ENTERTAINMENT