Phillip Schofield has slammed those who bleeped out the Brits as he doesn’t want to be “nannied”.
The silver fox was one of millions of viewers tuning into the music award ceremony last month (Feb16), which saw Adele accept three accolades and swear each time. Ofcom has since been called on the case as those censoring the show were too late on one occasion, causing hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to apologise for the blip.
However, This Morning’s Phillip doesn’t understand what all the fuss was about, especially as Adele’s profanities came after the 9pm watershed.
“I love The Brits and it is vital we celebrate our music but I thought: ‘Hang on a minute. I am an adult,'” he said in an interview on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, airing Thursday evening (03Mar16).
“The first bleep was at 9.25pm and it made me laugh so much as whoever was on the mute button panicked and missed it.
“They cut out two sections of her speech and the only bit you heard was: ‘F**k.’ I thought: ‘Oh, they got that bit wrong.’ I just don’t want to be nannied. This is rock ’n’ roll. I didn’t like it being bleeped after the watershed.”
All in all Ofcom received 66 complaints about the BRITs, with some also raising concerns about Rihanna’s raunchy performance with Drake and some scantily-clad costumes featured in the broadcast.
Phillip and his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby are no strangers to shocking viewers and the live show has received numerous complaints over the past year, such as when they tested out sex toys to celebrate the release of movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
The duo also turned up to work still drunk the morning after the National Television Awards, where they won big. After Holly admitted she still hadn’t been home, which was evident by the fact she was still wearing the same dress from the event, she told viewers: “We blame you entirely for what is about to happen. We can only apologise because we’re not right.”
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