Sketches have been removed
Ant and Dec have apologised for a segment of Saturday Night Takeaway in which they impersonated people of other ethnicities using blackface and said they would not make such sketches today.
They wore blackface in 2003, when they dressed up as two fictional Jamaican women, Patty and Bernice, to prank Emmerdale cast members. And in 2004 they dressed up as two Japanese girls, Suki and Keiko, using make-up and exaggerated accents.
It comes after, as we reported yesterday, Little Britain was removed from iPlayer and The Mighty Boosh and The League of Gentlemen have also been removed from Netflix after all three came under fire because of the use of blackface in some sketches.
Coronation Street has resumed filming - with a difference.
The set and studios also had a series of signs enforcing social distancing upon arrival. As the actors return to filming, the plan is to make enough shows to continue airing three episodes a week to ensure the soap remains on-screen in July.
ITV bosses previously confirmed that older cast members will be kept at home during the first few weeks of filming. Kissing scenes will be banned and nobody will be sipping pints in the Rovers.