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Darth-Nero 05-19-2010 09:20 PM

Queen Elizabeth is dead
Just kidding,lol...


London, May 18 (IANS) BBC has apologised after a radio DJ began playing the national anthem and then joked on air that Queen Elizabeth II has died.
Danny Kelly told up to a quarter of a million listeners that he had some “astonishing news” and then said: “Queen Elizabeth II has now died.”

Producer Mark Newman jumped in within seconds, telling him: “You can’t say that.”

Kelly said he was talking about a ‘friend’ on his show’s Facebook page who went by the name ‘Queen Elizabeth II’, but who was no longer on the site, Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

The incident took place when Kelly was half-way through his two-hour afternoon show on the local BBC WM station.

Kelly’s remark was “incredibly ill-conceived”, said Vivianne Patterson, chairman of radio and television watchdog Mediawatch, adding: “It’s a bit sick actually. I think because it’s the Queen and they treated it like a big announcement it makes things worse.”

“It’s the BBC we are talking about here and there’s a certain expectation from them. The use of the national anthem is a problem here as well - I really think it’s pushing things.”

A BBC spokesman was quoted as saying: “We can confirm that Danny Kelly made an inappropriate remark about the Queen during his radio show on BBC WM. Although made as part of a light-hearted piece about social media friends, and corrected on air immediately after it was made, this comment was entirely inappropriate and the BBC apologises unreservedly for it. There was no intention to offend.”

No seriously,anyone know where to hear this Radio incident? can't find it on youtube.

Jaxon 05-19-2010 09:25 PM

Re: Queen Elizabeth is dead
Uh, it was just some unfunny DJ being unfunny on Radio WM. As one of my local stations, I can confirm that you shouldn't give a shit about this story in any way.

Darth-Nero 05-19-2010 09:57 PM

Re: Queen Elizabeth is dead
They mentioned it on MY local news 1 day ago so it got me curious,Found out it's a facebook related shit and everything made sense.

Jaxon 05-19-2010 10:06 PM

Re: Queen Elizabeth is dead
Lol, I love it when minor stories make the news in foreign countries like they're important or something.

Darth-Nero 05-19-2010 10:15 PM

Re: Queen Elizabeth is dead
You should've seen the chick's face being all serious and starting by "We got informed that queen's dead...........blahlahlah........accordi ng to the JOKE announced on teh radio in..."

I actually lol'd at the way she brought the news.

EDIT:Come to think of it..Shes quite hawt if you asked me

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