Former Dance Come Dancing judge Len Goodman found himself soaked in hot water after viewers expressed disappointment when he described how his grandmother called curry powder “foreign”.
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Len Goodman has faced backlash after a serious dance veteran said his mistress used to call curry powder “foreign”.
The 78-year-old appeared live on the BBC ahead of today’s Miss Platinum pageant, alongside chef John Torode and presenter Kirsty Young.
The group talked about the different dishes people will eat during the Jubilee, with Kirsty asking the former professional dancer if he’s a chef.
Len replied, “No. My wife made coronation chicken yesterday for our tea, I’ve never eaten it before.
“I’ve never eaten curry and curry powder, no. My Nan often calls me ‘grand muck’, so I’m always worried about it.
“But I have to say, it was delicious, very tasty. So I sampled the first crowned chicken yesterday.”
His comments sparked outrage on Twitter, with many expressing their anger at the remarks.
One said: “I wonder if the BBC is cowering like me? Len Goodman talks about ‘foreign languages’ on a show that’s being broadcast around the world. I don’t think this helps the picture. global image of Great Britain.”
Another social media user called on Len to apologise, saying: “Ask the BBC and Len Goodman to apologize for their choice of words to call Coronation Chicken a ‘foreign bastard’ in the parlance. Obviously appalling and NO excuses for his age We are too forgiving of older generations for things like this.
Thoughts third: “Makes you wonder if Len Goodman ever ate pasta, or anything bought in a bakery.”
A fourth wrote: “Len Goodman’s disdain for the taste of curry and recalling his Nan’s use of calling foreign food ‘fake’ was not the best start to the Miss Universe pageant. The Queen’s Platinum, which focuses on diversity in the UK.”
Others supported Len, pointing out his age.
One said: “If you’re Len Goodman’s age, your crush probably calls it exotic too.
During the competition, which saw 200 ‘national treasures’ parade to Buckingham Palace, celebrity chef Prue Leith had some car trouble when the car she was traveling in broke down.
Wearing a turquoise and floral pink coat, Prue flashed a smile as she waved to the crowd, who had gathered on the side of the road, cheering them on.
Unfortunately, the excitement was soon over when her car suddenly stopped and stopped.
Prue’s journey then continued with the five pushing hard to the back of the car, as television cameras joined them to share in the Bake Off star’s misfortune.
The grill icon is seen turning around to see how the rescue operation is going and smiling at the predicament they are in.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/len-goodman-faces-backlash-after-27152256 Len Goodman faces backlash after 'foreign freak' comment during Platinum Jubilee coverage