Merry effing Christimas | Comedy Central rapped for December 25 f-bomb

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Comedy Central rapped for December 25 f-bomb

Comedy Central has been rapped for dropping the f-bomb before the 9pm watershed on Christmas Day.

Josh Widdicombe said the word during a re-run of Live At The Apollo, coming 20 minutes before the cut-off point.

One viewer took offence and complained to watchdogs Ofcom, which ruled that Comedy Central was a ‘clear breach’ of the broadcast code.

The broadcaster apologised for the ‘isolated incident’ and blamed a ‘technical issue compounded by human error’. The programme has now been deleted from its server.

Published: 20 Feb 2017

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