BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills under investigation
Scott Mills is under Ofcom investigation for content broadcast during the recent 24-hour LOLathon on BBC Radio 1.
Scott, along with his co-host Chris Stark, spent 24 hours on-air telling jokes to raise money for Red Nose Day. It took place on March 14th/15th and raised over £275,000.
An investigation has been launched by the regulator – which doesn’t necessarily mean the broadcaster has done anything wrong, and may or may not result in breaches of the codes, rules, licence conditions or other regulatory requirements being recorded.
The 24-hour show included a sex-hour at 1am, and a 3am version of non-innuendo bingo. Both contained strong language and humour not often found on the radio, but the complaint in question is thought to be about a joke made over girls from Essex.
In the non-innuendo bingo, Scott and the team play uncensored bloopers from radio stations, including David Cameron’s Twitter comments on Absolute Radio and Jazz FM’s porn incident.
In a statement sent to RadioToday, BBC Radio 1 said: “No offence was intended by the jokes that were broadcast during Radio 1’s 24 hour Lolathon to raise money for Comic Relief.”
Other programmes under investigation this week include Drivetime on North Manchester FM, Sam Rocks Rugby on Sam FM Bristol and Latin Hot on Swindon 105.5FM.