BBC’s The One Show gets more than 100 complaints after Dan Stevens’ Boris Johnson jibe case

BBC’s The One Show has been the subject of more than 100 complaints about Ofcom after Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens’ Boris Johnson jibe, but the broadcaster will side with the actor.

The One Show host was speechless as Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens performed a brutal dig at Boris Johnson
The One Show host was speechless as Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens performed a brutal dig at Boris Johnson

The BBC has said it will side with former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens after his anti-Boris Johnson live on The One Show was the subject of more than 100 Ofcom complaints.

The 39-year-old poked fun at the Prime Minister earlier this month during an interview with presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas about his latest role in the new TV series, Gaslit, to air for the first time on StarzPlay on Sunday (April 24).

However, Stevens caught the pair off guard when asked to explain his new show.

“What you get is a crime for a leader who is caught up in a messy war, embroiled in a stupid scandal and surrounded by ambitious and real idiots,” he said. should resign.

Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas struggled to maintain their professionalism as Dan offered his advice



But the show was startling when Stevens was quick to quip: “No, I’m sorry that’s the Boris Johnson intro.”

As the camera pans back to presenters Jones and Jenas, both are seen trying to keep their faces straight, and the latter is forced to turn his head away.

Stevens’ jibe emerged on the news that the Prime Minister had received a £50 fixed penalty by the Metropolitan Police Service for breaking lockdown rules while attending a Downing Street party on his birthday .

It resulted in a total of 102 complaints.

However, a statement on the BBC’s website reads: “The One Show is a live themed entertainment programme, where the presenter engages numerous guests to discuss a wide range of topics. .

“Actor Dan Stevens was a guest on Wednesday April 13 and made a comment on Boris Johnson in response to a question from the presenters about his new TV project before continuing to talk about the series. .

Dan Stevens at the Gaslit premiere in New York



“These comments were made jokingly and the hosts moved the conversation to the heart of the interview.”

Stevens, who is best known for his role as Matthew Crawley in Downtown Abbey, left the historical drama series in 2012 after his character was killed.

With a new role in the political thriller Gaslit – a true story centered on the 1970 Watergate Scandal – he co-stars alongside Julia Roberts and Sean Penn as Whitehouse counsel John Dean.

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