Rebecca Adlington urges BBC to ban Frankie Boyle
Rebecca Adlington, Britain’s double Olympic gold medal winning swimmer, has written to the BBC Trust to complain that its decision to rebuke Frankie Boyle after he “humiliated” her on one of its flagship comedy programmes, was not a strong enough punishment.
The swimmer is frustrated that the watchdog’s sanction amounted to little more than a “slap on the wrist” and wants the BBC to take stronger action against the comedian.
Boyle’s remarks were included in a programme broadcast soon after Adlington won two gold medals in Beijing last year. “The thing that nobody really said about Rebecca Adlington is that she looks really weird,” he said. “She looks like someone who’s looking at themselves in the back of a spoon.”
He compared her appearance unfavourably with that of her boyfriend, adding: “From that I have deduced that Rebecca Adlington is very dirty.”
Earlier this week an unrepentant Boyle, who has now quit Mock the Week, said the public could not care less about the trust’s rulings and insulted Adlington again, suggesting she looked like a beagle.
I don't think I've ever seen such a gloriously spot-on description of someone's face xD
More pertinently, will there be any point in watching Mock the Week now that Frankie's gone? I certainly won't be tuning in for the weird baldy guy with the little beard, he's rubbish.