Updated: 27/10/2009 14:05 | By pa.press.net

Frankie Boyle slams Mock The Week

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle is unrepentant about "offensive" comments which led to a rebuke - and has hit back at BBC Trust criticisms, claiming they were "b*****ks".


Controversial comic Frankie Boyle is unrepentant about "offensive" comments which led to a rebuke - and has hit back at BBC Trust criticisms, claiming they were "b*****ks".

The former Mock The Week funnyman also launched an attack on the programme's production team for asking panellists to discuss "light, frothy stuff" instead of serious issues, which he said forced them to "make the comedy more extreme".

Frankie, who has now quit the show, said few people cared about the Trust's judgment that his on-screen criticism of Olympic gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington last year was "humiliating".

In an interview with Time Out magazine today, Frankie responded to the Trust's remarks saying: "It was all b*****ks. Especially, when you consider we're fighting two wars, there's f***ing swine flu and the global economy is going down the toilet.

"People expect you to talk about this - and what do the production team send us? A picture of Rebecca Adlington.

"I mean what are you going to write about... The tracksuits they're wearing? The shutter speed the photographers were using?"

Frankie added: "The No 1 priority in TV comedy today is 'don't frighten the horses', and it's probably No 2 and 3 as well. If you look at the scheduling nowadays, it's all just celebrities meeting meerkats."

Frankie said he left the show because he felt he was "going through the motions".

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