The One Show, BBC1, 19 July 2012 - Finding by the Editorial Complaints Unit

Complaint

Two viewers complained about Daley Thompson’s suggestion that a tattoo in which the word “Olympic” was misspelled must have been the work of “an Irish Tattooist”.

 

Outcome

Though the comment was unscripted and humorously-intended, it was inappropriate in this context.  However, the presenters offered apologies during and at the end of the programme, and a further apology was posted on the complaints pages of bbc.co.uk.  In the view of the ECU, these measures were sufficient to resolve the matter.

Resolved

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