Lenny Henry’s Red Nose Day Intro ‘Deplorable’

Lenny Henry’s introduction to the 2011 Red Nose Day show, a spoof of ‘The Kings Speech’, has been the subject of over 100 complaints to the BBC, and branded  ‘deplorable’ by the British Stammering Association (BSA).

The sketch, which saw Henry superimposed onto a clip from ‘The Kings Speech’, shout to a stammering Colin Firth (playing King George V): “Blimey your Highness, we’ve only got seven hours!”

Norbert Lieckfeldt from the BSA also said: “[it was] a gross and disgusting gleefulness at pointing out someone else’s misfortune”.

Good thing they didn’t use the take where Henry tapped his watch, rolled his eyes and slow clapped.