American comedienne Joan Rivers has slammed the BBC for cutting terrorist jokes out of her live London show.

Rivers, renowned for being the most straight-talking woman in show business, was shocked to find remarks about September 11th (01) edited out by the British broadcaster on the grounds of bad taste.

The 71-year-old fumes, "I understood why they did it but this is what we're living in now.

"If you can't talk about that then what can you talk about?"

10/10/2004 21:28