Jack Whitehall's Big Quiz of The Year Controversy Won't Rule Him Out Of National Television Awards Appearance

Jokes about The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and sexual gags about US President Barack Obama, sprinter Usain Bolt and singer Susan Boyle had reportedly plunged Jack Whitehall in hot water, as NTA producer George Mitchell told the Daily Mail he wanted to hold a "summit conference" to determine whether he should present a prize at the National Television Awards.

But Kim Turberville, creator and executive producer of the NTA, told The Independent: "Contrary to spurious reports earlier today, I would like to confirm that there has been no crisis summit over Jack Whitehall's invitation to present an award at this year's National Television Awards," adding, ""We are very much looking forward to welcoming him on January 23 for our live show."

Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz of the Year was highlighted by The Daily Mail on New Years Day in an article that described the show as "drunken, boorish comedians quaffing red wine and stuffing their faces with pizza while swearing and making crass, sexist jokes."

Despite the controversy surrounding the choice of jokes and subject matter in the show, it will be repeated much like other editions. A Channel 4 spokesman said: "[The show] is being shown as planned [on Friday]. It is being broadcast in a late night slot [11.35pm] and will again be preceded by the appropriate warnings about strong language and humour"


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