Carol Vorderman leads outrage as ITV’s Benidorm broadcasts ‘offensive’ cleft lip joke

Ofcom has received almost 120 complaints regarding the joke about people with cleft lip and palate, which the Countdown legend’s brother Anton was born with.

» Top New Products

The Timeshare Exchange Bible
cs_image_0

Discover  the  secrets  to  getting  the  best  timeshare  exchanges  in  world.                                                           

$24.97
3 minute meditations
cs_image_1

Calms  your  mind,  makes  you  happy  and  gives  you  all-day  energy.                                                                           

$19.00
Awakened Millionaire Academy
cs_image_2

Simple  and  proven  steps  to  unlock  the  Awakened  Millionaire  Mindset.                                                                 

$47.00
Top Text-to-speech App
cs_image_3

Naturally  Voice  Over  Your  Scripts  Without  Spending  Thousands  Of  Dollars                                                         

$9.95
How To Increase Pitching Velocity
cs_image_4

Discover  How  To  Add  5  -  10  MPH  To  Your  Fastball  Velocity  In  Just  16  Weeks  Or  Less                                     

$197.00
Produce Management Accounts
cs_image_5

Increase  Your  Understanding  Of  The  Practical  World  And  Boost  Your  Confidence.                                             

$20.23
Yoga Health Secrets
cs_image_6

This  ebook  gives  all  the  techniques  for  attaining    and    maintaining  that  body  mind  soul  harmony  for  true  health    and    happiness.

$14.95
The Football Maestro
cs_image_7

Show  you  how  to  take  any  bookmaker  or  betting  exchange  to  the  cleaners                                                           

$14.00
A Guaranteed Way To Wealth
cs_image_8

Have  TOTAL  Wealth  Abundance  By  Automatically  Training  Your  Unconscious  Mind                                                 

$97.00
DIY 3D Solar Panels Video Guide
cs_image_9

The  New  Video  Guides  Show's  How  To  Build  A  3d  Solar  Panel.                                                                                   

$37.00
Are You Grieving and Angry?
cs_image_10

Anger  is  a  detour  in  the  grieving  process.  Learn  to  let  go  and  move  on.                                                         

$29.95
Need 64-Bit Device Drivers?
cs_image_11

        Download  Top-Rated  Driver  Update  Tool    and  amp;  Get  Unlimited  64-Bit  Drivers.                                     

$34.95

The comedy sparked outrage when Joyce Temple-Savage (played by Sherrie Hewson) described singer Danny Tetley – who appeared to have the condition – as having “the voice of a 13-year-old girl and a face like a dropped pie”.

It was heard during the final episode of the ninth series on May 9 and the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) has since voiced their anger.

An Ofcom spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “We have received 118 complaints about this episode of Benidorm.”

They continued: “We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate.”

Carol went on to tweet a link to the letter, telling her 378,000 Twitter followers: “I am patron of CLAPA. My brother Anton was born with a severe cleft lip and palate.

“I have witnessed abuse of those with cleft. Therefore, I wholeheartedly endorse this open letter to @itv.”

It stated that the the organisation were “extremely disappointed” on hearing the “ignorant and highly offensive comment”.

They said that people with the condition deserved “better than this” before calling on the broadcaster and producers to apologise for the remark.

Meanwhile, Danny, who played himself in Benidorm, has retweeted posts urging fans to concentrate on his signing instead.

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Benidorm asking for comment

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Daily Express :: TV and Radio Feed

Post Author: martin

Avatar
Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BriefNews.eu and PCHealthBoost.info Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.