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Comic Relief viewers slam BBC over 'uncomfortable' David Walliams sketch

Some Comic Relief viewers weren't impressed with the BBC over an 'uncomfortable' sketch featuring David Walliam s on Friday night.

A host of comedy shorts, musical performances and a special message from the Prince of Wales helped to raise £31million, it was announced at the end of the live BBC broadcast.

The charity fundraiser - hosted at Salford's MediaCity on BBC One - saw presenters David Tennant, AJ Odudu, Joel Dommett, Paddy McGuinness and Zoe Ball helm the event.

But some viewers weren't happy with one scene showing David, 51, performing Eye of the Tiger in a tight fitting leather outfit.

One Twitter user wrote: “When David Walliams finishes his audition we should all whisper obscenities about him to each other”.


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David Walliams appeared in a tight fitting leather outfit on one sketch (BBC)

Another said: “#RedNoseDay no cause why was David Walliams in it?? Read the room besties”.

Some viewers described how hey were simply ‘uncomfortable’ watching David Walliams appear on the show.

One added: “My god you can see EVERYTHING in David Walliams’ leather trousers.”

A BBC spokesperson declined to comment when approached by the Mirror.

Major stars were out in force for Red Nose Day on Friday (PA)

Walliams quit Britain's Got Talent after 10 years last year.

The BGT judge, 51, was forced to apologise after comments he made about contestants on the ITV show were leaked.

A leaked transcript from the ITV show saw that David made crude references about one woman and called a pensioner a 'c***' during filming for Britain's Got Talent back in 2020.

David - who has been a judge on BGT since 2012 - apologised for making 'disrespectful comments', which were made during breaks for filming the show.

Walliams is reportedly reuniting with his Little Britain co-star for a new show (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

He apologised at the time, saying: “I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent in 2020. These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry.”

Co-host Alesha Dixon paid tribute to former colleague David following his departure from Britain's Got Talent.

She wrote in a post: "Thank you @dwalliams for 10 amazing years on @bgt." She further commented in her message to him: "I love you very much and will miss you dearly."

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli landed the job to replace him.

Comic Relief 2023 for Red Nose Day is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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