BBC apologises for awkward Iain Lee stunt
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BBC apologises for awkward Iain Lee stunt

It was an awkward on-air moment for Iain Lee on Friday when his producer decided he’d had enough and walked-out on the show.

But Iain took the gag too far by telling him to go and do the Black and Asian Show, for which he and the BBC have both apologised for.

Paul Scoins was brought in as producer after regular show producer Katherine Boyle apparently left two weeks ago. During the conversation on Friday morning, Iain repeatedly asked Paul to ‘pro-duce‘ and provide content for the show live on-air, but Paul opened up an explained the show isn’t working for him, saying all he’s got is abuse after working really hard for him.

When Iain started to play music, Paul interrupted and asked him why he was playing music as they weren’t in the ‘music hour’. Paul left the studio to sounds of Iain making chicken noises telling him to go and do the Black and Asian Show.

Paul later tweeted: “Sadly, I’ve reached a point where I can no longer work with Iain Lee. His constant belittling of me, and my voice specifically, really hurts.” Iain also took to twitter saying: “I’ve lost your number @3CRKate – you up for a chat later?”

A BBC Three Counties Radio spokesperson told “We have spoken to Iain and made clear to him that these comments are unacceptable. He accepts this and has apologised. We apologise for any offence caused.”

Producer Kate is back on the show now, just two weeks after being replaced. Have a listen here and let us know what you think in the comments – real or a set up? Or a stunt which went too far?

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0 5 10469 12 August, 2014 Industry News, People News 3:16 pm 20148 Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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